Politics
Obama Predicts More and More States Will Legalize Marijuana

Obama Predicts More and More States Will Legalize Marijuana

President Obama said in a YouTube interview Thursday that he predicts more and more states will legalize recreational marijuana. While this was by no means an expressed endorsement for legalization, the president did cite his administration’s stance of non-interference with states that legalize as a reason for the movement’s increased success.

Legal
Vehicle Stop Nets Over $1 Million Worth of Marijuana

Vehicle Stop Nets Over $1 Million Worth of Marijuana

All it took was not using the proper turn signal. Now Chicago resident James Hargrett, 37, is in a heap of trouble, and Chicago police ran into a 386-pound bust. Chicago police are touting this as a million-dollar seizure. However, this number is debatable. The marijuana was of very low grade, and you would probably be lucky to get $500 per pound, which would make the net worth of the haul just under $200,000.

Lifestyle
Tweets About Weed Are 15 Times More Likely to Be Pro-Pot Than Anti

Weed Tweets Are 15 Times More Likely to Be Pro-Pot Than Against

A new study has found that Twitter loves weed. **Cue shocked reaction from no one.**

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis gathered 7.6 million weed-related tweets over one month and analyzed a sampling of 7,000 selected from user accounts with more than 775 followers or a Klout score of 44 or higher (which measures social media influence on a scale of 1-100). They found there were 15 times as many pro-pot tweets sent as anti-pot tweets.