Pot breathalyzer needed as U.S. relaxes cannabis bans

Jul 14, 2015

Pot breathalyzer needed as U.S. relaxes cannabis bans

As cannabis bans are relaxed in more U.S. states, the race is on to develop an instant roadside breathalyzer for police to test drivers who may be taking the “high” road. Vancouver-based Cannabix Technologies Inc, founded by a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, ...

With brazen escape, 'El Chapo' legend grows

Jul 13, 2015

With brazen escape, 'El Chapo' legend grows

Folk bands sang his praises. When he was arrested, supporters protested in his home state. Now that Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has escaped again, singers may add a new verse. Guzman, 58, nurtured a Robin Hood image in his northwestern state ...

Mexico drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes prison again

Jul 12, 2015

Mexico drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes prison again

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has escaped from a maximum-security prison for the second time in 14 years, authorities said Sunday, dealing an embarrassing blow to the government. The kingpin was last spotted by security cameras in the shower area of the ...

Jul 12, 2015

Cocaine smugglers turn to South Asia for new routes, markets

Police who seized Asia’s largest known shipment of liquid cocaine at a Bangladeshi port late last month say it was headed for India, the latest sign that drug cartels are increasingly plying their trade in South Asia. It isn’t clear whether India was the ...

Kennedy aided Hamp's release from jail, U.S. official says

Jul 9, 2015

Kennedy aided Hamp's release from jail, U.S. official says

Former Toyota Motor Corp. executive Julie Hamp left a Tokyo jail 20 days after police arrested her for violating Japan’s drug laws. U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy helped secure the release, said an official. Prosecutors decided not to indict Hamp, 55, who had been held ...

Jul 9, 2015

Pot-smoking Indiana church sues over marijuana laws

A pot-smoking church is suing the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana, claiming laws against possession and use of marijuana infringe on its religious beliefs. The First Church of Cannabis was formed as a test of Indiana’s new religious objections law. The church ...

Jul 9, 2015

Pope drinks coca tea on way to highlands of Bolivia

Pope Francis drank a tea of coca leaves, chamomile flower and anise seeds on the plane to Bolivia from Ecuador Wednesday to ward off altitude sickness upon arrival at the highest international airport in the world. Coca is the main ingredient for cocaine, but ...