While marijuana has recently been decriminalized in Washington, DC and Philadelphia, New York continues to arrest people for pot in record numbers - this despite the election of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised to end the controversial policy.
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson believes marijuana is "potentially an actual cure" for the Ebola virus. And his medical director Cannabis Sativa, Inc. predicts it "will help the survival of this deadly disease."
We're celebrating "Croptober' with a baker's dozen of outdoor pot shots courtesy of the Mendo Dope crew in Northern California.
You'd figure Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper would know by now not to alienate stoners, but he did it again this week, saying about his state's legalization of marijuana, "I opposed it from the beginning. It was reckless."
Recreational marijuana sales in Colorado rose to $33 million in August, a 9% increase over July. The overall 2014 tax total, combining rec and medical taxes, so far is $45.3 million.