Legal
Weed Is Officially Legal in Alaska! Bears Rejoice at More Snack Prospects

Weed Is Legal in Alaska! Bears Rejoice at More Snack Prospects

Scoot those moose carcasses down the heat locker, Alaska! You’ve got grass to grow.

Yesterday the 50th state became the third to officially legalize marijuana. Alaskans can now legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six marijuana plants in their homes.

When 53% of Alaskan voters passed Ballot Measure 2 in November, they ended the prohibition of marijuana. Remember, this is a state mostly associated with hunting, flannel, and raw survivalism — and they legalized weed before us dirty hippies here in California. You have to respect that.

Lifestyle
Kosher Marijuana Coming to New York

Kosher Marijuana Coming to New York

Orthodox Jews in New York who want to partake in the cannabis scene, but can’t because of religious restrictions, will soon be getting their own kosher marijuana.

A Colorado firm and a Jewish group that offers kosher certification are teaming up to create a kosher cannabis. The kosher cannabis could be available to Orthodox Jews in the Empire State as soon as next year. The Jewish group, the Orthodox Union, wants to create a kosher certification program to start selling medical grade marijuana, cannabis-infused edibles, and other cannabis related products that will have the kosher stamp of approval.

Politics
Bill Maher Tells Kids How to Experiment with Pot: 'Be White'

Bill Maher Tells Kids How to Experiment with Pot: 'Be White'

While Bill Maher showing support for marijuana legalization is nothing new, his latest segment “Weed the People” does an eloquent job of summarizing the most recent arguments and calling out politicians both republican and democrat for their hypocrisies. He fits in a few jokes, too.

Since potential GOP presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz both recently admitted to smoking pot in their ‘misguided youths’ at fucking prep schools, Maher breaches one of his favorite subjects again.

Lifestyle
Ben & Jerry's Is Open to Making Weed-Infused Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's Is Open to Making Weed-Infused Ice Cream

With flavors like Half Baked, Jerry Garcia, Phish Food, and Satisfy My Bowl, beloved brand Ben & Jerry’s already pays more homage to marijuana than any other mainstream company. Now, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have made it clear that once weed becomes nationally legal, the ice cream kings would be open to manufacturing THC-infused flavors.

“Makes sense to me,” Ben Cohen told HuffPost Live. “Combine your pleasures.”

Politics
Congress Introduces Bills to Legalize Cannabis on Federal Level

Congress Introduces Bills to Legalize Cannabis on Federal Level

Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Jared Polis introduced two bills today that would work together to legalize and tax marijuana at the federal level.

Colorado Rep. Polis’ Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act would remove marijuana as a schedule I drug set by the Controlled Substances Act, as well as transfer jurisdiction from the Drug Enforcement Agency to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.