Aug 14, 2016

First-ever marijuana growers' fair held in Oregon

People flocked to Oregon’s first-ever marijuana growers’ fair on Saturday where a competition for best pot plants was being held, with the winners to be displayed at the Oregon State Fair. The inaugural two-day Oregon Cannabis Growers’ Fair underscores how the once-illicit marijuana industry ...

Aug 11, 2016

U.S. set to allow more marijuana research

The U.S. government was to announce on Thursday that it will allow more research into marijuana but has rejected requests to relax the classification of the substance as a dangerous drug with no medical use, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. The ...

Two Japanese snowboarders banned for smoking marijuana

Apr 28, 2016

Two Japanese snowboarders banned for smoking marijuana

Two teenage Japanese snowboarders have been banned from competition after being found guilty of smoking marijuana while on tour in the United States in December, local media reported on Thursday. The Ski Association of Japan (SAJ) said traces of the drug were detected in ...

Mexican president proposes relaxing marijuana laws

Apr 22, 2016

Mexican president proposes relaxing marijuana laws

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday proposed legalizing marijuana-based medicines, raising the amount users can carry and freeing inmates on minor weed charges, in a major shift amid regional efforts to reboot drug policy. Pena Nieto, who is grappling with deadly drug cartel ...