Over the last 15 years, South by Southwest has become a popular destination for the music, film and tech industries. There are also plenty of cannabis and psychedelics panels at the Austin conference, which runs this year from March 11-20.
Actor/comedian Bob Saget has passed at 65. The cause is unknown. Saget appeared in "Half Baked" and had a sativa named for him, even though he wasn't a toker. We dug up some of Saget's best drug bits and his cocaine controversy.
Tired of nasty hit articles about cannabis? So are we. The website Eat This, Not That kicked off the year with a a diatribe titled, "What Smoking Marijuana Every Day Does to You," by Heather Newgen, quoting Dr. Joseph Haraszti. Dr. Mary Clifton responds.
One of the key moments in drug-law-reform history happened on a day in December 1977 when then drug czar Dr. Peter Bourne snorted cocaine at a NORML party in Washington, DC. NORML founder Keith Stroup still rues that day.
Bobby Axelrod and Michael Prince vie for the Fine Young Cannabis account on Season 5 of "Billions" on Showtime.