The Daily Buzz: Weed Ads as Felonies, Last Days of the Drug War, Whoopi Goldberg Enters the Marijuana Business

23 Sep 1985, Near San Francisco, California, USA --- Whoopi Goldberg Lighting Cigarette --- Image by © Roger Ressmeyer/CORBIS
Apr 01 2016

The Daily Buzz: Weed Ads as Felonies, Last Days of the Drug War, Whoopi Goldberg Enters the Marijuana Business

Friday, April 1st, 2016

The Lurking Law That Turns Marijuana Ads Into Felonies [Reason]
Can newspaper publishers go to prison for accepting ads from pot merchants? Maybe.

I Opened My Home to a Heroin AddictShe’s Family Now [The Guardian]
“I met a young, traumatized woman who needed help and I couldn’t walk away. It wasn’t easy but I’ve helped her to a future worth staying alive for.”

The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs: An Interview With Johann Hari [Los Angeles Review of Books]
Influence contributor Johann Hari discusses the casualties of the drug war.

Mother Questions Whether Abstinence Policy of Shelby County Drug Court Contributed to Fatal Overdose [al.com]
They told him he couldn’t take methadone. Five months later he was gone.

Pharma Giant Won’t Patent Its Drugs in Poorer Countries [Ars Technica]
This should make drugs more affordable there—something that’s badly needed.

Whoopi Goldberg Joins Marijuana Industry With Products for Women [The New York Times]
Her cannabis-infused chocolate, tincture, cream and bath salts are designed to alleviate menstrual pain.