Politics
New Attorney General Against Legalization, Says She'll Respect State Laws

New Attorney General Against Legalization, Says She'll Respect State Laws

The Senate officially approved Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General Thursday to the slight disappointment of many marijuana advocates. Lynch has clearly stated that she does not support legalization and still views marijuana as a dangerous drug. However, Lynch also said she plans to continue her predecessor Eric Holder’s hands-off policy of allowing states to make their own marijuana laws without federal interference — which is something, at least.

Legal
UK Knucklehead Busted for Selling Pot on Facebook

UK Knucklehead Busted for Selling Pot on Facebook

A young knucklehead from the U.K. is in hot water for selling marijuana through a series of Facebook posts to anyone who would listen.

Dominic Marshall, 20, bragged to his Facebook community of friends (and anyone else, for that matter) that he had plenty of weed to go around, as long as you had the cash — or quid, I guess it would be. Friends had warned Marshall that he was a “walking charge sheet,” but he continued to boast on the social network. 

Lifestyle
Bud & Breakfast Is Airbnb for Weed

Bud & Breakfast Is Airbnb for Weed

You’ve filled the dishwasher and wiped the counters, but somehow that dank aroma of the late night kitchen sesh just won’t stop lingering in your Airbnb. Fear not, renters! At the new vacation rental site, Bud & Breakfast, that’s exactly what they expect.

It only makes sense that cannabis-friendly home rentals are next in line for new companies looking to capitalize on expanding legalization. The Boulder, Colorado, company launched last Thursday.

Lifestyle
 So...Marijuana Ice Cream is a Real Thing

So... Marijuana Ice Cream Is a Real Thing

Evidently marijuana-infused ice cream is a real thing, and this stuff is the real deal, made by a third-generation ice cream maker — a far cry from the endless sea of questionable edibles made in anonymous kitchens from across the Bay Area I saw for sale during the 4/20 festivities in San Francisco.

Lifestyle
Help Bill Maher Make 4/20 an Official National Holiday

Help Bill Maher Make 4/20 an Official National Holiday

Bill Maher has a new political goal: turn 4/20 into an official national holiday.

To argue his point, he read his viewers “’Twas the Night Before 4/20” — a lovely bedtime story with a great message, which is… Uh… Weed is fun?

Maher turned to Change.org to create a petition that would officially make 4/20 a national holiday:

 

Legal
Federal Judge Declines to Remove MJ from List of Most Dangerous Drugs

Federal Judge Declines to Remove MJ from List of Most Dangerous Drugs

A federal judge in Sacramento, California, has declined to remove marijuana from the Schedule I list of most dangerous drugs, which has disappointed legalization proponents and activists who viewed this as a watershed moment and a chance to get closer to the goal of nationwide legalization.

Judge Kimberly J. Mueller of the Federal District Court in Sacramento said during a brief 15-minute court hearing that she was initially going to rule that marijuana should not be on the list of Schedule I drugs, but ultimately decided that it should be up to Congress to change the law if it wishes.

Politics
Waka Flocka Flame Is Running for President

Waka Flocka Flame Is Running for President

Yesterday on 4/20, “the best day of the year,” rapper Waka Flocka Flame announced his candidacy for the president of the United States. **Confetti cannons shoot pounds of shake into the air.**

Rolling Stone has released the video of Candidate Flame throwing is name into the 2016 presidential race and addressing some hot button issues, along with the main platform on which he is running: to legalize marijuana.