Global cannabis use continues to rise as legalization takes effect in the U.S. and Canada. "Cannabis cultivation is nearly universal," the U.N. notes in its 2022 World Drug Report. More than 150 countries produce pot, ganja, cannabis, marijuana, herb, bud, weed - whatever you prefer to call it.
Bill Maher says on the latest episode of "Real Time" on HBO: "The drug war has been a horrendous instrument of prejudice and punishment for racial minorities. So, it seems fair that they jump the line for weed franchises the way Indians did for casinos."
Pot promises to be hot at the ballot box this November. Legalization initiatives have qualified in Maryland and South Dakota, Several more are pending.
Cypress Hill frontman B-Real turns 52 today. He co-founded the popular hip-hop group in 1991 and now owns several Dr. Greenthumb's dispensaries in California.
America's two smallest states are in the middle of the fight to legalize marijuana. Rhode Island and Delaware's legislatures recently passed bills to legalize it, but only one of the two governors signed them into law. That would be Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee on My 25. In Delaware, Gov. John Carney vetoed a similar bill on May 24.
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz has never been a fan of recreational cannabis. He stated on May 19: "We need to get Pennsylvanians back at work, and I don't want marijuana to be a hindrance to that."
Bill Maher calls for federal cannabis legalization and explains why he "stopped eating pot" in his latest HBO special, "#Adulting."
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 220-204 in favor of the MORE Act that legalizes cannabis on the federal level. This is the second time a vote has been taken on the MORE Act. In 2020, it passed the House, 228-164.
Super Bowl 56 (SB LVI) is a clash of teams that were not expected to get to the ultimate game. It's the Los Angeles Rams vs. the Cincinnati Bengals. One team is based in California, the other is in Ohio. Need we say more?
There are now 18 states that have legalized adult-use/recreational cannabis, 12 more with decriminalization laws and 47 with some form of medical-marijuana access.