Chilly but civilized American neighbor Canada announced today that it plans to legalize weed by this time next year.
Former Congressman Barney Frank visited the Gawker office last week to discuss Compared To What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank, the documentary about his life that’s now running on Showtime (and on demand). In front of a crowd, Frank and I discussed his doc, the closet on Capitol Hill, and his own coming out (which happened way back in 1987).
This past June, three Santa Ana police officers were suspended after a video surfaced of them joking about kicking a woman in a wheelchair “in the fucking nub” and eating (what appears to be) weed-infused edibles during a raid of a medical marijuana dispensary. And now, those same cops want to ban that video from ever becoming evidence—because they didn’t realize they were on camera.
“Even as more states embrace legal marijuana, shops say they are being forced to pay crippling federal income taxes because of a decades-old law aimed at preventing drug dealers from claiming their smuggling costs and couriers as business expenses on their tax returns.” Taxman harshing your mellow? You’re not alone.
On Monday, Vice published their interview with President Obama and—besides some B-roll of Shane Smith in his safari helmet—it was mostly the kind of thing you'd see on a traditional news network. One key difference, however, was the "number one question" suggested by Vice's audience: What does the President think about legalizing marijuana?
After you go to the trouble of labeling a container "not weed," there's almost no wrong way to use it. You could fill it with loose change, monkey teeth—even heroin! In fact, there's only one thing that doesn't belong in a "not weed" container, which is reportedly just what a Nebraska man had in his on Saturday.