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Four brothers beheaded for smuggling marijuana into Saudi Arabia

Riyad - Two sets of brothers were beheaded using swords in the city of Jajran in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Monday August 18th after being convicted of smuggling marijuana into the country according to the Saudi Interior Ministry.

Is a Canadian company developing cannabis-infused pizza sauce?

Vancouver - The latest foodie trend adds weed to the pizza pie equation. Is "Weed Pizza" coming to Canada by way of Colorado? Here's what you need to know.

Canada polarized over pot use

Rona Ambrose is Canada's Minister of Health and proponent of an anti-drug campaign which has become difficult for many physicians to join forces with.

Op-Ed: Meaningless marijuana test in St. Louis racial violence

Ferguson - Authorities in St. Louis are getting publicity for a report that the 18-year-old black killed by a white cop had marijuana in his system. Once a claim becomes a “scoop,” the rules of fact checking do not apply.

Doctors' groups in Canada decline to join anti-pot campaign

The main groups that represent doctors in Canada announced that they will not be participating in the upcoming anti-drug campaign targetting young people.

Bees attack in Russian marijuana sting operation (Video)

Kostroma - Police in Russia ran up against a problem when they tried to clear an illegal marijuana plantation, close to the city of Kostroma. As they were attempting to remove all the plants, a swarm of angry bees attacked them.

Marc Emery to return home next week after 4 years in U.S. jail

Vancouver - After weeks of waiting at a deportation center in Louisiana, Marc Emery will be returning home to Canada next week, after spending more than four years in American jail.

New York Times begins running marijuana ads

New York - Administrators with the New York Times have decided to begin publishing ads for marijuana. After dozens of articles promoting the use of marijuana this is a move for them which is easy to understand.

New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

Washington - The New York Times called for the legalization of marijuana, in a bold editorial comparing the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.

Heavy marijuana use affects dopamine response

People who use marijuana heavily appear to have blunted brain responses to dopamine, according to a new study. Dopamine is a chemical messenger associated with pleasant feelings, motivation and reward.

Study finds marijuana increases paranoia in some users

A new study from the University of Oxford has found that the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis can cause paranoia in some users. Using 121 subjects, the double-blind study subjected some to THC and others to a placebo.

Cannabis really does cause paranoia, study finds

A new study conducted in association with The University of Oxford and King’s College London has found a definitive link between cannabis use and feelings of paranoia in vulnerable individuals.

Why more marijuana users are vaporizing their medicine

As medical marijuana users seek safer ways to take their medicine, vaporizers have fast become the technology of choice. The science seems to back up this trend.

First man to buy legal pot in Spokane fired after TV spotting

Spokane - The first man to legally purchase recreational marijuana in Spokane, Washington says he was fired from his job after his employer spotted him in a television news segment.

Op-Ed: Supreme Court twiddles thumbs on gay marriage as Obama plays pool

Denver - Sometimes it seems that if Colorado isn’t the center of the universe, at least it is the center of the United States. Take same-sex marriage or marijuana.

Uruguay marijuana sales delayed until 2015

Montevideo - Uruguay President Jose Mujica told AFP sales of marijuana will be delayed until next year because of difficulties in implementing the controversial law legalizing the drug.

Uruguay marijuana sales delayed until 2015: President

Montevideo - Uruguay President Jose Mujica told AFP Wednesday that sales of marijuana will be delayed until next year because of difficulties in implementing the controversial law legalizing the drug.

Reorienting Canadian drug policy

Winnipeg - The Frontier Center for Public Policy has published report called ‘A Blueprint for Reorienting Canadian Drug Policy’. The report argues that the ‘war on drugs’ is not working and calls for a new strategy.

Op-Ed: Medical marijuana is the elephant in the room across the world

Washington - Researchers are toiling around the clock to prove marijuana can help people suffering from a dozen diseases, including epilepsy, cancer and neuropathic pain.

Half of Massachusetts voters are OK with legal weed

Boston - A new poll conducted by a Massachusetts newspaper indicates that about half of voters there would vote for a measure that would legalize marijuana.

Op-Ed: One in ten working class adults die from booze abuse

Atlanta - There is no sign that the federal government will unban marijuana even as evidence grows of the deadliness of alcohol. Money likely will eventually level the playing field for the two drugs.

Man hides 19 bags of weed in his sock in court

Stamford - A man claiming to not be a fool when asked if there was marijuana on him had 19 bags of weed hiding in his sock during a patdown and now faces additional charges.

Mexican cartel caught smuggling weed in fake watermelons into USA

Tucson - Forget the Trojan Horse — it reportedly only fit 30 soldiers. But a drug cartel's watermelons? Let's just say they held enough weed to knock Wiz Khalifa out.

New York expected to become next medical marijuana state

New York - New York could legalize medical marijuana as soon as this week after a proposal to that effect passed the state legislature on Friday.

New York legalizes medical marijuana

Albany - After weeks of intense negotiations, New York State becomes the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana in some form, although many are disappointed with the results of the compromises.

Marijuana breathalyzer invented

Ex-British Columbia RCMP Officer Kal Malhi recently invented a breathalyzer for marijuana. He apparently created this as a response to those who drive under the influence of marijuana.

NIDA raises marijuana concerns

Washington - The U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse has raised concern in relation to drug addiction over the increasing use of marijuana across the U.S.

New York set to legalize medical marijuana

New York - New York is set to become the latest U.S. state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. A key vote is set to take place this month.

Op-Ed: How the federal government obstructs marijuana research Special

A new report by the Drug Policy Alliance has accused the DEA of obstructing research for marijuana for more than four decades. It is an accusation supported by evidence.

Colorado may shut down medical marijuana businesses in July

Denver - Colorado may close down many medical marijuana businesses in July after denying many applications from last year. Businesses who failed to get a city application from Denver will be shut down, but many businesses complain about the backlog.
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Spain s Civil Guard uncovered four huge greenhouses of marijuana in the Murcia region.
Spain's Civil Guard uncovered four huge greenhouses of marijuana in the Murcia region.
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Take a look at the Craigslist advertisement courtesy of the Gilbert Police Department:
Take a look at the Craigslist advertisement courtesy of the Gilbert Police Department:
Gilbert Police Dept.
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Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto s Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit  which was i...
Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit, which was immediately halted for a little while.
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Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto s Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit  which was i...
Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit, which was immediately halted for a little while.
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
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Marijuana buyers line up outside waiting for store to open with first legal marijuana.
Marijuana buyers line up outside waiting for store to open with first legal marijuana.
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A marijuana or cannabis plant.
A marijuana or cannabis plant.
Cannabis Training University
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University of Colorado 2009 - 420 Celebration- Clouds of Pot Smoke rising above the crowd of almost ...
University of Colorado 2009 - 420 Celebration- Clouds of Pot Smoke rising above the crowd of almost 15,000 well-behaved, stoned and smiling partiers.
flickr stonerboy420
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A marijuana leaf is displayed at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle  Washington
A marijuana leaf is displayed at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle, Washington
With permission by Reuters / Anthony Bolante
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Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto s Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit  which was i...
Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit, which was immediately halted for a little while.
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Many new strains could make their way into the scene if wide-scale legalization takes place in Ameri...
Many new strains could make their way into the scene if wide-scale legalization takes place in America.
Bogdan
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Medical marijuana
Medical marijuana
Via Flickr user Mark
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Marijuana edibles at Green Essentials  Glenwood Springs  Colorado
Marijuana edibles at Green Essentials, Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Flickr user Kent Kanouse
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Participants attend the 2nd National Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Auburn  Washington No...
Participants attend the 2nd National Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Auburn, Washington November 8, 2013
With permission by Reuters / David Ryder
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Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto s Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit  which was i...
Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit, which was immediately halted for a little while.
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
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A view of a neon sign of a cannabis coffee shop in Amsterdam  The Netherlands
A view of a neon sign of a cannabis coffee shop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Massimo Catarinella
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Cannabis plants being grown in a hydroponic method. These plants are in their flowering phase of gro...
Cannabis plants being grown in a hydroponic method. These plants are in their flowering phase of growth, and were grown using the award-winning methods of Cannabis Training University.
Cannabis Training University
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Spanish police nabbed two criminals  selling  anti-crisis  drug packages to minors.
Spanish police nabbed two criminals, selling "anti-crisis" drug packages to minors.
National Police
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Smuggled marijuana from around one hundred years ago.
Smuggled marijuana from around one hundred years ago.
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