Family's Home Seized by Police After Son's $40 Drug Bust

Earlier this year, Yianni Sourovelis, 22, was arrested for possessing $40 worth of heroin, his first criminal offense. Several weeks later, police and representatives of the district attorney's office showed up at Sourovelis' parents' house in the Philadelphia suburbs and told them they were being evicted. » 9/05/14 2:53pm 9/05/14 2:53pm

Colorado Trying to Solve Legal Pot Supply vs. Demand Problem

When Colorado and Washington State voters legalized marijuana in 2012, cannabis enthusiasts from across the nation were thrilled by the prospect of easy access to hassle-free weed–just hop on a flight to Denver or Seattle, cruise on into a safe and legal pot retailer and walk out with enough high-grade marijuana to… » 9/04/14 5:13pm 9/04/14 5:13pm

Seattle's Newest Club Is a Party Bus but, You Know, for Weed

Just as with open alcohol containers, driving through Seattle with smoking pipe in hand is quite illegal. However one crafty club has found a loophole in the law and is leveraging it to run a pair of mobile hotboxes—really just converted short buses—to shuttle canna-tourists between area smoke shops and Seattle's… » 8/22/14 7:15am 8/22/14 7:15am

The New York Times Legalize Weed Editorial Didn't Change Obama's Mind

President Barack Obama, forever maybe-sorta-OK-with-but-not-exactly-jazzed-about cannabis, was unconvinced by the New York Times's late-to-the-party proclamation that the plant should be legalized on a federal level. » 7/28/14 4:34pm 7/28/14 4:34pm

Here Are 9 More Media Companies That Test Employees for Drugs

Earlier this month, Gawker named eight big media companies that continue to screen prospective employees for drug consumption. This drew dozens of emails and hundreds of comments from working journalists willing to talk about their own company’s testing practices. It’s time to spill their secrets. » 7/23/14 1:03pm 7/23/14 1:03pm

Oregon Voters Will Decide on Pot Legalization This November

A ballot initiative that would make recreational cannabis use lawful in Oregon has earned enough signatures to secure a place on the state's November ballot, meaning voters will soon decide whether to make Oregon the country's third state with legalized weed. » 7/23/14 11:07am 7/23/14 11:07am

Seattle's First Legal Weed Is Going in a Museum

Deb Greene waited in line for hours to become Seattle's first legal recreational weed customer, buying OG Kush from Cannabis City when it opened July 8. Unlike her counterpart in Spokane, she didn't immediately go home and get totally ripped, but saved the bud for posterity. » 7/22/14 2:18pm 7/22/14 2:18pm