Tag Archives: Weed

What’s smoked in Vegas, stays in Vegas: Sin City airport installs weed bins

Las Vegas airport introduced weed disposal boxes so tourists enjoying the state’s legal marijuana don’t smuggle drugs across the border. The boxes are a ‘blunt’ way to ensure stoners on the ground aren’t also high flyers. Nevada legalized recreational marijuana but, as it’s still illegal under federal law, it isn’t okay to bring legally purchased weed across state lines. Under ...

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Cannabis campaigners say legal weed within sight thanks to Tory MPs

Cannabis could be legalized for medicinal use in Britain within the next two years, a leading campaign group has claimed, as the UK parliament is set to consider a bill dealing with the class-B drug. Politicians are preparing to debate the second reading of the Cannabis Bill on Friday, although this may not be possible due to “arcane” procedures that ...

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‘Shoot black kids’ smoking weed, police chief advises recruit

A former assistant police chief in Kentucky advised a recruit to “shoot” black youths smoking marijuana and to have sex with their mothers if he finds them attractive. While being interviewed by the police recruit who was writing a paper about “the right thing to do,” Todd Shaw, assistant chief in Prospect, Kentucky, was asked what to do if he ...

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This map is dope! Here’s where weed is legal in the US (IMAGE)

On New Year’s Day California became the eighth US state to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use. The total number of states which have legalized weed in some form is now 29, as well as the District of Columbia. Demonised in the US since the days of ‘Reefer Madness,’ marijuana’s status has reached a turning point. Legislators see ...

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Sky high: German power plant burns 550kg weed haul to heat homes

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 18:05 The smoke rising from a Munich incineration plant this Christmas week is like no other, as officials stuck with 550kg (1,200lb) of confiscated marijuana burned the weed to heat the city’s homes. Munich customs officials decided to burn the weed in a heat and power station in Olching, northwest of the Bavarian capital, due ...

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‘Space skunk’: Tech for growing veg on Mars perfect for weed

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 18:14 Perhaps taking their lead from the Matt Damon film ‘The Martian,’ a team of biologists are developing the technology to grow everyday vegetables in space. The technology also has a surprising use here on Earth. Earlier this year NASA outlined plans to reach Mars between 2030 and 2040, however, humans face a range of ...

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Monsanto promises cash to farmers who don’t abandon weed killer linked to crop destruction

Monsanto is offering cash incentives to US farmers who use a weed killer that is facing heavy restrictions. Critics say the perk program is meant to increase sales of a product that is believed to harm crops. The American agrochemical and biotech corporation is offering cash back to US farmers who use XtendiMax, Monsanto’s controversial herbicide, while growing soybeans engineered ...

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LA City Council pres. warns of legal weed regulation blind spots

On the verge of becoming the largest US city to regulate recreational marijuana, Los Angeles city council president and two members are already bracing for potential problems in the bureaucratic system’s structure. On Wednesday, the city council voted 12-0 in favor of the marijuana-related regulations which legalized the licensed sale and cultivation of marijuana in the Southern California city of ...

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France’s Macron vows to ban glyphosate weed killer, as Germany swings EU vote in its favor

The EU has managed to prolong the license for Monsanto’s controversial glyphosate weed killer for five years with Germany’s unexpected support, but the French president vowed to ban it in France within three years. “I have asked the government to take the necessary measures for the use of glyphosate to be banned in France as soon as alternatives are found, ...

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Monsanto sues California over weed killer cancer warnings

Agrochemical giant Monsanto and US farm groups are suing California to stop the state from issuing cancer warnings on the company’s herbicide glyphosate, which farmers use on genetically engineered crops. Read more California has added glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, to a list of cancer-causing chemicals. The state acted after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for ...

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