An Orthodox rabbi in Israel has declared the use of medical marijuana both "kosher" and a "mitzvah." The Hebrew word "mitzvah" means a "meritorious or charitable act."
Despite a marijuana decriminalization law that was passed in 1977, hordes of New Yorkers have been arrested for weed over the last 15 years, thanks to a loophole in the law.
Gov. Sandoval signed legislation Wednesday that orders Nevada to regulate medical-marijuana centers. MMJ passed in Nevada in 2000, but dispensaries have been illegal, until now.
Thousands of Brazilians protested the country's marijuana laws during a large march in Sao Paulo on Saturday. "Legalize, Dilma," they chanted, exhorting Pres. Rousseff to act.
The state that failed to legalize marijuana in November will have another chance. Oregon activists have filed two propositions intended for the 2014 ballot.