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Teen Held as Sex Slave at California Pot Farm, Authorities Say

Teen Held as Sex Slave at California Pot Farm, Authorities Say

Lake County Sheriff’s Office(SACRAMENTO, Calif) — A missing 15-year-old girl was held captive in a metal box on a California marijuana farm, where she was forced to work and used as a sex slave, according to a federal complaint filed this week.
Ryan B…

Former Mexican President Wants Marijuana Legalized

Former Mexican President Wants Marijuana Legalized

Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg via Getty Images(SEATTLE) — A former Latin American president has once again said that drugs should be legalized. This time it was Vicente Fox who was the president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006.Fox was in Seattle on Thursday, …

Amanda Bynes Arrested on Marijuana Charge in New York City

Amanda Bynes Arrested on Marijuana Charge in New York City

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former child star Amanda Bynes was arrested on Thursday evening in New York City, police confirmed to ABC News.
Bynes, 27, was charged with tampering with physical evidence, reckless endangerment and criminal po…

Thousands of Pot Smokers Gather in Denver for 420 Rally

Thousands of Pot Smokers Gather in Denver for 420 Rally

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DENVER) — Tens of thousands of people are expected to gather and smoke marijuana in downtown Denver to celebrate April 20, a stoner holiday known as 420.
The celebration, to be held in the Denver Civic Center Park, is the larges…

Washington State Banks Faced With a Pot Dilemma

Washington State Banks Faced With a Pot Dilemma

iStockphoto(OLYMPIA, Wash.) — Now that marijuana has been legalized in Washington State, banks, which are federally regulated, are in a tough position as marijuana is still banned by federal laws.
Bank tellers are instructed and trained not to accept …

Colorado Company Plans Pot-Infused Skin Care Line

Colorado Company Plans Pot-Infused Skin Care Line

Apothecanna(DENVER) — Lavender, aloe vera, and now, marijuana?The makers of a new line of lotions promise to light up your skin care routine with a special ingredient: cannabis.The Denver-based company Appothecanna is taking advantage of Amendment 64,…

Colorado Pot Clubs Celebrate Legal Marijuana in New Year

Colorado Pot Clubs Celebrate Legal Marijuana in New Year

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(DENVER, Colo.) — It was marijuana instead of champagne this year for some New Year’s Eve revelers in Colorado, who lit up in private smoking clubs allowed for the first time under the state’s new pot laws. In Denver, people…

Marijuana Use Up Among Teens, Survey Finds

Marijuana Use Up Among Teens, Survey Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Marijuana use is on the rise among the nation’s high school students, according to a survey conducted by the National Institutes of Health.  The annual “Monitoring the Future” survey shows more than a third of…

Marijuana Users Not High Priority for President Obama

Marijuana Users Not High Priority for President Obama

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama says recreational users of marijuana in states that have legalized the substance should not be a “top priority” of federal law enforcement officials prosecuting the war on drugs.”W…

Casual Marijuana Use Now Legal in Colorado

Casual Marijuana Use Now Legal in Colorado

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DENVER) — Rocky Mountain High will take on a whole new meaning now after Colorado on Monday officially made the use and possession of marijuana legal for residents 21 and older.Colorado follows Washington state, which formally l…

Two Colorado College Students Face Assault Charges over Pot Brownies

Two Colorado College Students Face Assault Charges over Pot Brownies

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOULDER, Colo.) — Two University of Colorado Boulder college students are facing multiple felony charges, including assault, after allegedly giving marijuana-laced brownies to an unsuspecting professor and classmates during &ldq…

Day One of Legal Pot Marred by Deaths at Alleged Wash. Growing Center

Day One of Legal Pot Marred by Deaths at Alleged Wash. Growing Center

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — The first day of legal marijuana use in Washington State was marred by an attempted robbery ending with two deaths at an alleged pot-growing facility just south of Seattle.The possession of pot became legal in the sta…

Same-Sex Marriage, Marijuana Possession Now Legal in Washington

Same-Sex Marriage, Marijuana Possession Now Legal in Washington

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — Thursday marks a historic day for Washington state.  Not only is same-sex marriage now legal there, but possessing small amounts of marijuana is no longer against the law.At midnight, both laws went into effect.&…

Federal Agent Killed When Drug Smuggler Rams Coast Guard Boat

Federal Agent Killed When Drug Smuggler Rams Coast Guard Boat

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — A federal law enforcement officer was killed when a dope smuggler’s small craft rammed a Coast Guard boat in a midnight interception of a marijuana load off the California coast, law enforcement so…

Poll: Majority Supports Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

Poll: Majority Supports Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Most Americans support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, an issue that may be high on the agenda of newly re-elected President Obama and the 113th Congress, given the increased importance of nonwhites — …

The Wacky Pot Law That Failed in Oregon

The Wacky Pot Law That Failed in Oregon

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize pot — but why not Oregon?All three voted on marijuana-legalization ballot initiatives, and Washington and Colorado passed them by 10-percentage-point mar…

Marijuana Legalization Celebrations May Be Premature, Lawmakers and Experts Say

Marijuana Legalization Celebrations May Be Premature, Lawmakers and Experts Say

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — As marijuana supporters across the country rejoice at Colorado and Washington becoming the first states to legalize the drug recreationally, experts and lawmakers warn that the celebrations may be premature.”I thin…

Colorado, Washington Become First States to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Colorado, Washington Become First States to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In a groundbreaking move, Colorado and Washington voters have passed referendums legalizing marijuana for recreational use. The drug is still banned under federal law.Colorado’s Proposition 64 to the state’s constitu…

What Happens If Washington State Legalizes Pot?

What Happens If Washington State Legalizes Pot?

Hemera/Thinkstock(OLYMPIA, Wash.) — Washington state probably won’t influence the 2012 presidential race, but voters there could still leave the next president in a haze.On Tuesday, Washington may very well become the first state to legalize the posse…

Kicking Pot Habit Can Lead to Withdrawal

Kicking Pot Habit Can Lead to Withdrawal

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Chris M. — who requested that his full name not be disclosed — remembers the time in 1999 when he was caught by a security guard while smoking marijuana in a parking lot.For him, it was a wake-up call.  Chris …

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