The federal government says it will not sue to stop the states of Washington and Colorado from allowing recreational marijuana use, according to the Associated Press.
Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug used worldwide, but addictions to popular painkillers like Vicodin, Oxycontin and codeine kill the most people, according to the first-ever global survey of illicit drug abuse.
Hundreds of thousands expected at Seattle’s Hempfest 2013.
The Seattle Police Department confirms officers will distribute information about upcoming marijuana laws via stickers on bags of chips.
State officials said Tuesday they want to delay for a few months final rules for selling, growing and processing recreational marijuana in Washington state, after hundreds of people attended public meetings around the state to air their thoughts on the proposed rules.
The annual search for marijuana gardens grown by Mexican drug cartels in Eastern Oregon’s Harney County got off to a rough start when a helicopter sustained engine failure and crash-landed.
Federal agents are raiding a number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the Puget Sound region.
Substance abuse experts are concerned that such increasingly popular, extremely potent and potentially dangerous pot extracts will be sold and that state regulators’ interpretation of the recreational marijuana law will allow people to buy vastly more hash than they need for personal use.
The Washington Liquor Control Board has approved draft rules for the state’s new marijuana industry.
Part flavor experiment, part green recycling, part promotion and bolstered by the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington state, pot excess has been fed to the hogs by their owners, pig farmer Jeremy Gross and Seattle butcher William von Schneidau, since earlier this year.