Tag: Pot

Cartel’s Primary Pot Distributor ‘El Mago’ Shot Dead in Los Angeles

A top member of the Sinaloa cartel responsible for allegedly distributing thousands of pounds of illegal cannabis was shot and killed in Southern California. Eduardo Escobedo, 39, was found dead Thursday close to the intersection of Rosecrans and Towne avenues in Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Escobedo and another man […]

St. Louis Fails To Collect $500,000 in Pot Taxes

St. Louis city officials announced this week that a failure to meet a state deadline has resulted in a delay in the start of a new cannabis sales tax that will cost the city an estimated $500,000 in lost revenue. St. Louis voters approved the 3% cannabis sales tax in April following the statewide legalization […]

Snoop Dogg Announces He’s Quitting Smoking Pot

On Thursday, “Stoner of the Century” Snoop Dogg, 52, announced that he’s quitting smoking pot in a post that practically broke the internet. After trying weed in “the seventies” to smoking blunts and copious amounts of bud for a solid 30 years—his name became synonymous with the plant, and he’s grown close to High Times […]

Thailand Leaders Scramble To Backpedal Law as 6,000 Pot Shops Open

Thousands of cannabis shops opened across Thailand after the nation became the first in Asia to decriminalize cannabis, and there are no signs of a slowdown as opposition to the industry grows, led by the country’s new prime minister.  On June 9, 2022, Thailand removed cannabis from the nation’s list of banned drugs, making the […]

Delaware Beach Towns Line Up To Ban Recreational Pot in Their Jurisdictions

Recreational cannabis was, at long last, made legal in Delaware earlier this year. But several of the state’s beach towns situated along the eastern seaboard have ridden a different wave, opting instead to maintain the prohibition on weed within their respective jurisdictions.  The Delaware News Journal reported this week that “Delaware’s beach towns have taken […]

New York Republican Aims To Ban Pot Billboards, Roadside Signs

Cannabis is so stigmatized that some New Yorker’s don’t even want to see it. One New York Republican wants to remove the eyesore of cannabis billboards and signs throughout the state, and introduced a bill that would do so, increasing penalties for signs that are already restricted. Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) recently introduced A8200, which […]

Study Finds Ohio Pot Legalization Would Generate $260M in Net Economic Benefits

A cost-benefit analysis of the impact of a proposed cannabis legalization measure in Ohio has determined that legalization would generate a net economic benefit of $260 million per year. Ohio voters go to the polls next week to decide on Issue 2, which would legalize marijuana for adults 21 and over and set the stage […]

Ohio Pot Legalization Backers Outraise Opponents Three to One

The organization behind the state issue to legalize adult-use cannabis in Ohio stomped its counterpart opposition group, outraising them in funds ahead of the general election—by a 3-1 margin. Cannabis advocates are currently assembling to rally round before Ohio voters head to the ballot box next week to decide on adult-use cannabis and several other […]

Lawsuit Aims To Block Cops From Smoking Pot in New Jersey

Recently, Lawsuit Aims To Block Cops From Smoking Pot in New Jersey. If employees who drive buses, operate forklifts, and work with hazardous equipment aren’t allowed to test positive for pot should the police? After New Jersey’s Attorney General said that law enforcement officers can consume pot off-duty last year, a lawsuit aims to block […]

Vermont High Schools Float Getting Honest with Students About Legal Pot

You can’t ignore the elephant in the room—that is, that cannabis is now legal in Vermont and sold to adults, and it’s only a matter of time until high school students are fully aware of their future options when they become adults. WCAX in Vermont profiled various school officials to probe what their plans are […]

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