Ending Weed Prohibition Hasn’t Stopped Drug Crimes

James Graham Legalizing POT was supposed to reduce crime, or so advocates argued. The theory was simple: As cannabis buyers beat a path to the nearest dispensary, the black market would dry up, and with it the industry’s criminal element. Indeed, a study recently published in The Economic Journal found that after medical marijuana was […]

NASA might buck Elon Musk over weed smoking video

NASA has stated that it will conduct an extensive review of company culture at SpaceX after seeing a video of its CEO, Elon Musk, smoking weed and drinking on a live podcast. SpaceX’s potential joint manned mission with NASA could go up in smoke after Elon Musk was featured in a video where he smoked marijuana. […]

Weed behind the wheel: Stoned drivers now more common in US than drunk ones

Stoned driving is on the rise in the US, with a new study showing that THC – the main psychoactive constituent of cannabis – is now the most commonly detected intoxicating substance in American drivers. Following the legalization of cannabis in some states, Americans are getting higher than ever before, with an estimated 15 billion […]

Kristen Bell says she smokes weed — and everyone has an opinion

Frazer Harrison/Getty In a recent podcast appearance, Kristen Bell said she likes to smoke weed every so often. Now, she’s being shamed by online trolls. People are also criticizing her for smoking when her husband Dax Shepard is sober. But in the interview, Bell said that Shepard doesn’t mind when she smokes weed. Kristen Bell […]

Tesla stock falls on executive departures, Musk smoking weed

Enlarge (credit: Joe Rogan) Tesla’s newly hired chief accounting officer abruptly resigned on Tuesday, the company has disclosed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He had been on the job for less than a month. In the filing, now-former Tesla executive Dave Morton said that he was leaving because “the level of […]

Lawsuit brings $289 million verdict against maker of Roundup weed killer

Enlarge / A weedkiller has gotten its manufacturer in very large legal troubles. (credit: Erich Ferdinand / Flickr) On Friday, a California jury hit Monsanto with $ 289 million in damages in a lawsuit brought by a patient suffering from terminal cancer, accepting the plaintiff’s claims that his disease was caused by the company’s popular […]

Man suspected of growing weed in the wild dies after being bulldozed by law enforcement officers

A Pennsylvania trooper and a game officer accidentally bulldozed a suspected cannabis grower during a hot pursuit through a field. The USA’s largest marijuana advocacy group has questioned police tactics after the tragic death. The bizarre and tragic incident unfolded on Monday morning when a Pennsylvania Game Commission employee, operating a bulldozer, noticed a car […]

Monsanto accused of ‘fraud & bullying’ during court hearing on ‘probably carcinogenic’ weed killer

Agrochemical giant Monsanto has engaged in “scientific fraud” and bullying, in attempts to conceal that its popular weed killer Roundup has potential links to cancer, a lawyer has argued, in a landmark lawsuit against the company. The global chemical corporation has “specifically gone out of its way to bully … and to fight independent researchers,” said […]