Jay-Z goes into the legal weed business
10 July 2019 | 3:01 pm
Billionaire rapper Jay-Z is entering the fast-growing cannabis industry, taking a role with California company Caliva as a strategist.
31 Jan 2021
A month after cannabis was removed from Thailand's narcotics list, a Thai hospital restaurant has rolled out a weed-inspired menu which has curious customers flocking to get a taste. Located in a wellness centre of Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr hospital in Prachinburi, about two hours from Bangkok, the restaurant uses up to five leaves in dishes, some of which were traditionally cooked with cannabis before it became illegal.
6 Feb 2021
NDLEA seizes blocks of compressed cannabis in Benue
11 Feb 2021
Senegalese soldiers have taken control of several hectares of cannabis fields after a successful mission to capture rebel bases in the southern Casamance region. Troops deployed in the region supported by forces from neighbouring Guinea-Bissau, as fighting flared up in a long-dormant independence conflict.
20 Feb 2021
Pablo Hasel was meant to start jail time for a controversial conviction but the rapper and some supporters locked themselves in a university instead. Prosecutors took offense to the content of his tweets and song lyrics.
19 Feb 2021
Thousands of protesters took over some of Barcelona's streets on Tuesday evening (February 16) to demand the release of a rapper arrested by Spanish police after being given a jail sentence on charges of glorifying terrorism and insulting royalty in his songs.
22 Feb 2021
Spain's government will confront all forms of violence, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says following a third night of violent protests over the jailing of a rapper for controversial tweets.
23 Feb 2021
Fifteen graffiti artists in Barcelona gather to express their anger following the arrest and conviction of Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel. Barcelona has become the epicenter of protests since Tuesday, after the imprisonment of the rapper, sentenced to nine months in prison for tweets in which he insulted the monarchy and the police.
29 Mar 2021
NDLEA arrests 70-year-old drug supplier to Bandits in Niger State; Destroys 95 hectares of cannabis farms in Ondo, seizes 116kg of skunk in Niger.
6 Apr 2021
Family and fans of rapper DMX gather for a prayer and tribute outside White Plains Hospital where the 50-year-old New Yorker has been on life support since a heart attack last Friday. "There's no artist better than X, that got a heart like that you know," says a friend of the rapper.
8 May 2021
Political fights are delaying Morocco's legalization of cannabis. But, thanks to the rise of medical marijuana, the measure fits well with EU development aims and international drug policy.
2 Jun 2021
The online retail giant has pledged to stop testing most potential employees for marijuana use in the United States. Amazon has also given its support to the federal legalization of marijuana.
21 Jun 2021
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