At a town hall in Las Vegas on November 16, Democrat presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden invoked the gateway theory when asked about legalizing recreational marijuana.
New York marijuana activist Todd Hinden was among the 26 people arrested for drug possession and selling nitrous balloons at Nassau Coliseum on November 5-6.
Roger Stone's reputation for being a pothead led him to make inroads in cannabis. Fellow stoner Randy Credico connected him with Julian Assange. Now it looks like Stone will be going to jail.
Celebrities arrested for marijuana or other drugs in 2019 include two NFL players, an NBA player, a former MLB player, six musicians, three actors, the founder of Cirque de Soleil (above), a Playboy playmate and a Greek tycoon.
Five years since they last played together, the Black Crowes will reform for a 46-date summer concert tour in 2020, starting in Austin on June 17.
Neil Young's American citizenship is being held up by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service because of "certain marijuana related activities."
Nancy Botwin's coming back to cable television. A "Weeds" sequel is currently in development by Lionsgate for its Starz network.
It was an off year for voting, but there were still some races with national importance decided on November 5, including the statehouse in Kentucky, decrim in a number of Ohio cities and adult-use stores in Michigan.