The new flag, which had a silver cannabis leaf on a green shield, was chosen after a referendum in Kanepi. (Image via kanepi.ee)

Estonian municipality put cannabis leaf on flag

COPENHAGEN — The southern Estonian municipality of Kanepi has a cannabis leaf on its new flag — because that's what its name means in Estonian. Andrus Seeme, mayor for Kanepi's 2,500 souls, says a referendum...
RCN, with over 432,000 members in Britain, is now set to lobby local governments across the UK to legalize medical marijuana after its vote.

British trade union group RCN votes to decriminalize medical cannabis

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), a British membership organization and trade union, has voted to decriminalize medical marijuana, the Daily Mail voted on Tuesday. RCN, with over 432,000 members in Britain, is now...
Patton Erwin Eidson several years ago. (File image via The Australian)

US pot smuggler who fled to Australia sentenced to 3 years

SAN FRANCISCO — A man who prosecutors say brought thousands of pounds of marijuana into the U.S. in the 1980s before fleeing and settling in Australia has been sentenced to 3 years in prison. U.S....
South Korean actor Han Joo Wan acting.

South Korean actor Han Joo Wan receives sentence for marijuana use

South Korean actor Han Joo Wan has received an 8-month prison sentence suspended for two years. Wan will be spending two years on probation, but if he made any violations, he will be imprisoned for...
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa. (File image via Reuters)

Meet Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s president who legalized medical marijuana

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe's new president is rolling out freedoms as never seen before in the country recovering from the 37-year grip of former leader Robert Mugabe. For some, however, President Emmerson Mnangagwa is going...
police seize cannabis oil arrest smugglers

Thai Police Seize Highly-Price Cannabis Oil, Pot En Route to Europe

Thai police seize cannabis oil, arrest smugglers, Xinhua News Agency reported.  BANGKOK -- Thai police have seized some highly-priced cannabis oil and a large amount of marijuana allegedly en route to Europe, the Chinese news agency reported,...
World’s marijuana demand can be supplied by Columbia.

Colombia Sees Billion-Dollar Bonanza From Legacy of Marijuana Trade

CORINTO/RIONEGRO, Colombia (Reuters) - Tired of living in fear of arrest or running afoul of drug traffickers, Romairo Aguirre is ready to destroy his illegal plantation of 1,500 marijuana bushes in the mountainous Cauca region of...

Albanian Interior minister Saimir Tahiri looks on during a news conference in Tirana, Albania February 28, 2017. (File image via Reuters)

Albanian Former Minister, Under Marijuana Probe, Resigns as Lawmaker

TIRANA, Albania — Albania's former interior minister has resigned as a lawmaker to allow investigators to probe his alleged involvement in a drug trafficking ring. Saimir Tahiri on Thursday said he gave up his position...
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (R)from the Jewish Home party visits a cannabis farm in southern Israel alongside party member and Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel. (Image via Twitter)

Israel’s Finance, Health Ministries Approve Exporting Medical Marijuana

An inter-ministerial committee of Israel’s Finance and Health Ministries has approved the export of medical cannabis on Sunday. The news comes after Israeli media reported on April 12 that Israel’s cabinet was set to...

Report: New York City is World’s Biggest Marijuana Consumer

It may not be legal yet but a new report shows that more marijuana is consumed in New York than any other city in the World A study from Seedo shows that the city of...
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