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 ...

Mar 9, 2016

Three Kyoto teens arrested for smoking cannabis

Three male teenagers in Kyoto have been arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis. One of them is a junior high school student. Police said Tuesday the three were arrested after officers found around 0.7 gram of cannabis in a car in a convenience ...

Jan 8, 2016

Vermont governor wants legislation to legalize marijuana

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said on Thursday he would seek to legalize marijuana through the legislative process, instead of through the ballot box, for the first time in the United States. In his State of the State address, the Democratic governor said more than ...

Jan 3, 2016

Marijuana sellers race to build brands

Snoop Dogg has his own line of marijuana. So does Willie Nelson. Melissa Etheridge has a marijuana-infused wine. As the fast-growing cannabis industry emerges from the black market and starts looking like a mainstream activity, there is a scramble to brand and trademark pot ...

Colombian leader Santos signs off on medical marijuana

Dec 23, 2015

Colombian leader Santos signs off on medical marijuana

President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree Tuesday legalizing and regulating medical marijuana, the latest softening of Colombia’s hard-line tactics in the war on drugs. In a nationally televised address, Santos announced it will be fully legal to grow, process, import and export cannabis ...