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 Monday 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

Obama Administration: Weed Decriminalization a "States Rights" Issue

Today, the White House issued a statement "strongly opposing" the passage of H.R. 5016, a House spending bill that, among other things, would block funding for Washington, D.C.'s recently passed weed decriminalization bill. Cannily, the memo attacks decriminalization opponents from the right. » 7/15/14 1:12pm 7/15/14 1:12pm

Supremely Chill Dude Loses Job After Buying Spokane’s First Legal Weed

Imagine the kind of person who would camp outside a dispensary for 19 hours to become the first legal weed buyer in his city, and chances are you'll land not far from Mike Boyer. He's a portly man, smile on his face, and he's wearing a trippy tie-dye t-shirt he says he's been "rockin'…for about 12 years now." When he… » 7/10/14 8:10am 7/10/14 8:10am

Now Brooklynites Can Carry Their Weed Without Being Prosecuted

Several months ago, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced his plan to stop prosecuting small-time pot possession arrests, and this week, he'll begin to carry it out, effectively enacting a limited version of legalization in the borough. » 7/09/14 2:07pm 7/09/14 2:07pm

Former N.M. Governor Gary Johnson Gets Into the Weed Business

Remember Gary Johnson? From 1995 to 2003, he served as the governor of New Mexico, but you may best recall him as the Pagan-courting Libertarian who ran for president in 2012. As of this week, he's also the CEO of a Nevada-based company called Cannabis Sativa, Inc. » 7/02/14 4:31pm 7/02/14 4:31pm

8 Big Media Companies That Still Drug-Test Their Employees

Employer-mandated drug tests aren’t very fun: You have to fill and handle a cup of your own body-warm urine so it can be tested for illicit substances—sometimes while being watched by a lab employee. While a healthy chunk of American employers still require prospective employees to piss in a plastic jar, the… » 7/02/14 2:04pm 7/02/14 2:04pm