Chief ACT minister Katy Gallagher turned a long-time writer into law enforcement for providing a toddler with cannabis oil needed to control her seizures. Gallagher has "no regrets" despite a wave of public hatred for her and her children.
Many activists are pleading for Indonesia to forego the execution of a grandmother for drug smuggling, even as other nations impose punishments for the manufacture, distribution and use of drugs considered illicit and others legal.
In an interview with Barbara Walters, President Obama stated federal law enforcement officials and prosecutors should not make Colorado and Washington laws legalizing marijuana a "top priority" in the war on drugs.
Police have charged a Connecticut man with possession of a controlled substance, risk of injury, and impairing the morals of a child, after he inadvertently sent his 18-month-old son to daycare with a marijuana cigarette in his lunchbox.
A 30-year-old Texas man who left an ice chest containing 33 pounds of marijuana at a Cobb County Pilot gas station was quickly arrested in a traffic stop a few blocks from the Marietta store, police reports said.
Marijuana arrests accounted for more than half of all United States drug arrests in 2009, while its use among by Americans during this same period increased by 8 percent, according to two reports released recently by government officials.
California and Oregon are looking to legalize marijuana for recreational use even as the states of the South forbid it for any reason, showing once again the differences in social and political issues in red and blue states.