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Piñata protest! Amnesty to bash Mexican torture in London embassy stunt
On the eve of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s state visit to Britain, Amnesty International will stage a 'hard-hitting' act of creative protest to highlight Mexican police and security officials’ complicity in organized crime and torture.

27.02.2015 17:04

High hopes: Cannabis legalization party to stand in UK general election
A new political party is planning to stand as many as 100 candidates at May’s general election with the aim of pushing through reforms to UK drug law.

26.02.2015 14:28

​Congress threatens DC over pot law
Congressional Republicans are making a last-ditch effort to stop the District of Columbia from decriminalizing private recreational use of marijuana from going into effect Thursday, threatening the mayor and her staff with fines and jail time.

25.02.2015 17:23

​Alaska legalizes recreational marijuana, DC to follow suit
Alaska has joined Colorado and Washington in legalizing recreational marijuana, and the District of Columbia will follow suit on Thursday this week.

24.02.2015 16:21

Kosher crop: Medical marijuana may get Orthodox Jewish approval in NY State
Kosher medical marijuana may soon be sold to Orthodox Jews in New York State, following the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes in half of US states over the past few years.

24.02.2015 13:02

Antibiotics cause dangerous bacteria communities to appear, study says
Antibiotics can cause the appearance of new harmful bacteria, new research suggests. The findings come as concerns grow that the overuse of antibiotics is creating resistance to bacteria, and the appearance of so-called “superbugs.”

24.02.2015 06:13

​Smoking marijuana is 114 times safer than drinking alcohol – study
As the debate over marijuana legalization continues in the United States, a new study suggests that smoking the controversial plant is about 114 times safer than drinking alcohol.

24.02.2015 03:06

High on the Hill? House bills want to legalize, tax recreational marijuana
Two newly introduced bills in the US House of Representatives are looking to legalize the use of recreational marijuana and tax it like other drugs such as alcohol and tobacco.

21.02.2015 02:14

FBI smeared, tried to extort hacker to spy for them, wife tells RT
The FBI has suspiciously refused to show the interrogation recording of an Anonymous-linked hacker, who claims he was jailed for six months after rejecting an agency request to spy on drug cartels and corrupt officials, his wife, Amber Salinas told RT.

20.02.2015 04:18

​Pot-induced munchies for real: Marijuana fools brain hunger switch, study reveals
Marijuana smokers who experience an overwhelming urge to raid the refrigerator are responding to active ingredients in the psychoactive drug that cause the appetite-suppressive part of the brain to reverse, a new study claims.

18.02.2015 13:43

Death row Aussies in Indonesia: Australia wants clemency, threatens ‘pulling foreign aid’
The Australian prime minister, in an effort to win the release of two Australians on death row in Indonesia, is suffering a diplomatic fallout after reminding Jakarta about the substantial aid Canberra sent following the 2004 tsunami.

18.02.2015 10:34

Vermont could be first state to legalize marijuana via legislation
A bill introduced on Tuesday in Vermont could end the prohibition of marijuana by legalizing its possession, use and sale in the state for people aged 21 and over. It would be the first in America to do so by law rather than through the ballot box.

18.02.2015 00:38