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Russia Threatens to Block Reddit Due to Weed-Related Content

Russia Threatens to Block Reddit Due to Weed-Related Content

When Russia’s media watchdog agency Roskomnadzor became aware of a thread on Reddit called “/r/trees” outlining the “cultivation of growing narcotic plants,” it contacted Reddit's offices immediately. When they did not receive an immediate response, the fun-police crafted the above “wanted” poster picturing Reddit’s alien mascot and threatened to block the site throughout Russia if the cannabis-related thread wasn’t taken down immediately.

Lifestyle
Mayor of Amsterdam Shuts Down 27th High Times Cannabis Cup

Amsterdam Shuts Down 27th Annual High Times Cannabis Cup

High Times was forced to close the doors of the 27th Annual Cannabis Cup expo in Amsterdam yesterday after Mayor Eberhard van der Laan said the event would be shut down and everyone associated with it arrested if it went on as planned.

Expo staffers stood at the doors yesterday turning people away, suggesting they head to the city’s remaining coffee shops and stay tuned for more updates.

Business
The Denver - Jamaica Pot Connection

The Denver/Jamaica Pot Connection

The newly formed United Cannabis Corpone of a growing number of cannabis-related consulting firms, which originally set out to provide marijuana cultivation consulting—is now throwing its hat in the political ring, so to speak. However, the cannabis consulting company is not trying to change things in their home base of Denver, Colorado, or even in the U.S. as a whole. The firm caught wind that Jamaica is working on legislation to decriminalize marijuana on the island and decided to head southeast.

Health
Siberian "Ice Maiden" Used Cannabis to Ease Pain from Cancer

Siberian "Ice Maiden" Used Cannabis to Ease Pain from Cancer

When the extremely well preserved body of a 2,500-year-old “ice maiden” was uncovered in Siberia in 1993, archaeologists found a container of cannabis buried with the body. It’s taken until now to figure out how the ice maiden met her demise—autopsy shows evidence of breast cancer and a bad fall (probably from a horse), which has scientists believing that the woman was using cannabis to medicate her pain.

The woman is believed to have been in her 20s when she died back in the 5th Century B.C. Her body was discovered so well preserved that the tattoos that cover her body are still entirely visible and mostly intact.