There are now 18 states that have legalized adult-use/recreational cannabis, 13 more with decriminalization laws and 47 with some form of medical-marijuana access.
One of America's most beloved entertainers, Willie Nelson, turns 88 today. He's been writing songs and performing for eight decades and is renowned for his unbridled marijuana advocacy.
"I'm a recreational pot smoker," three-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand told me 19 years ago. "It's a human rights issue, a censorship issue and a choice issue."
Twenty-seven years ago, Kurt Cobain allegedly committed suicide. Over the years, reporters and film directors have offered theories that dispute the Seattle PD's official ruling. Now, the FBI has released letters from some of the doubters.
After releasing three episodes online in 2020, "The Freak Brothers," an animated series based on The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers underground comic books from the '60s and '70s, has been picked up by Lionsgate and WTG Enterprises.
Lloyd Price, DMX, Phil Spector, Mary Wilson, Bunny Wailer and Chick Corea are among the music-industry people to pass away so far in 2021.
After a complete wipeout in 2020 due to Covid-19, cannabis-industry conferences and festivals are being planned for 2021. Some are virtual while others are in-person. Check out our 2021 event guide.
Jane Fonda is now brand ambassador for Uncle Bud's Hemp and CBD. "I was never majorly into pot," the actress says. "However, I’m really interested in having the U.S. bring back hemp as a major part of its materials economy."
Backed by Gov. Ralph Northam and supported by a Democratic majority in Richmond. Virginia has joined 17 other states that have legalized recreational or adult-use cannabis.
Madison, Wisconsin has legalized use and possession of marijuana. The new law also allows adult residents to smoke pot on public sidewalks, a first in the U.S.