The great Willie Nelson is up for two more Grammy awards come February. He's now received 52 nominations and has won 11 trophies. Other nominees include Ziggy Marley, Dave Chappelle, Kacey Musgraves and Weezer.
Due to "violent crime and gang activity," the U.S. State Department warns people from traveling to five Mexican states (Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas) and suggests people reconsider visiting 11 others.
The Jewish holiday Hanukkah begins Sunday night and continues for eight days. Abby Dorsey (a.k.a. MC Flow) sends up the festive occasion with her rap song, "Pot in the Latkes," about cannabis-infused potato pancakes. Also watch Adam Sandler's "The Chanukah Song" and the lighting of the cannabis menorah.
There are now 10 states that have legalized marijuana recreationally (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington), 13 more with decriminalization laws, 46 with medical-marijuana laws and 40 with hemp laws.
Legislation allowing the use of low-THC, CBD-rich marijuana oil primarily for children suffering from seizure disorders has been approved in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
In 2018, more than 60 popular musicians have passed away, including Aretha Franklin, the Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan, the Temptations' Dennis Edwards, Jefferson Airplane's Marty Balin, Hugh Masekela, Art Neville, Avicii, Roy Hargrove, John Perry Barlow and Edwin Hawkins.
Godfather Grass? Apocalypse Nugs? Famous movie director Francis Ford Coppola, who's already known for his wine brand, is moving into the marijuana business.
The best drug-themed TV show returns for a fourth season on Netflix. Narcos: Mexico goes back to the '80s when the Guadalajara cartel ruled the country's drug trade and DEA agent Kiki Camarena was killed by the cartel.