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Marijuana in the media

21 states (including DC) that have legalized or decriminalized marijuana 16 writers at The Cannabist, The Denver Post’s marijuana site 15-20 expected enrollment at Central Washington University’s “Marijuana Business Reporting” classShow More Summary

Australian Tax Comissioner: Legal Money Requires National Backing, can Change for Bitcoin

The Australian tax commissioner has left open the possibility that the digital payment system bitcoin could be considered legal tender in Australia.Bitcoin has been described as a type of “virtual currency” where users can pay for goods...Show More Summary

‘Expendables 3’ Star Wesley Snipes Served With Legal Papers At Premiere

The Expendables 3 star Wesley Snipes isn’t out of legal trouble just yet. The actor reportedly landed a role in the aforementioned sequel almost as soon as he stepped out of his prison cell. Snipes was previously convicted of tax evasion,...Show More Summary

Can Marijuana Legalization End Domestic Violence?

It’s no secret that marijuana users tend to be more calm and relaxed than their alcohol-fueled counterparts. In fact, it’s been one of the major talking points for campaigns that have gained success for marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington, and possibly very soon in Oregon and other states. Show More Summary

Well: A Benefit of Legal Marijuana

6 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

A new study has found evidence that legal access to marijuana is associated with fewer opioid overdose deaths, but researchers said their findings should not be used as the basis for the wide adoption of legalized cannabis.

This Baby Was Born at 23 Weeks, She Could Have Been Legally Aborted Instead

A premature baby in England has survived after she was born at 23 weeks — opening up a debate about when abortions are legal in the U.K. Data from 25 British hospitals over the past four years shows that 120 babies born at 23 weeks survived while around 560 babies are aborted at 23 weeks’ […]

Ride-sharing could cut cabs' road time by 30 percent

CAMBRIDGE, Mass-- Cellphone apps that find users car rides in real time are exploding in popularity: The car-service company Uber was recently valued at $18 billion, and even as it faces legal wrangles, a number of companies that provide...Show More Summary

Once-married porn star sues BangBros because adultery is illegal in Florida

Don't shoot porn in Florida, New York, or Michigan, three of 21 states where adultery is legally prohibited.

A porn actress is suing BangBros over an outdated state adultery law

Don't shoot porn in Florida, New York, or Michigan, three of 21 states where adultery is legally prohibited.

25% Fewer Painkiller Deaths in Medical Pot States

States that have legalized medical marijuana tend to experience an unexpected benefit -- fewer overdose deaths from narcotic painkillers, a new study suggests. Access to medical marijuana is associated with 25 percent fewer prescription...Show More Summary

Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths.

Go, Read: The Summer Of No-Fun At The CBLDF

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has assembled a bunch of different cases in which they're involved and/or (it might just be and) closely watching in terms of ramifications for free speech and comics. You can read about them here. I'll hope you consider joining at one of the busy slate of Fall conventions that will fire up beginning next weekend.

UK Abortion Laws Questioned As Babies Survive at Just 23 Weeks

Fresh calls for a rethink on British abortion laws have been raised after new figures showed an increasing number of babies survive birth at 23 weeks. The figures, uncovered by The Sunday Times, raise concerns that the current legalShow More Summary

Don Quijones: Judge Turns Monsanto’s GMO Mexican Dream Into Legal Nightmare

Yves here. The success of seed companies in extracting rents from farmers, particularly in countries where subsistence farming is widespread, is yet another example of how corporations like Monsanto abuse intellectual property laws and monopoly/oligopoly power. Show More Summary

Celebration vs. Concelebration: Theological Considerations

Fr. Zuhlsdorf has often said that he believes concelebration should be “legal, safe, and rare.” Why are traditional Catholics generally so skeptical about concelebration? What could be the problem with it?The sacrifice of the Mass is, first and foremost, Christ offering His atoning sacrifice through the ministerial priest. Show More Summary

Jamaican Activist Fears Reprisals, Ends Legal Challenge To Anti-Sodomy Law - VIDEO

14 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A gay rights activist has withdrawn a legal challenge to Jamaica’s anti-sodomy laws after growing fears of violent backlashes

Labor Day News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Report: Nearly a third of N.J. residents considered poor This is Legal Services of NJ calculation, not the equation used by the census, but they say the federal government definition of poverty is flawed, and grossly underestimates the number of New Jerseyans who battle to provide for food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and child care. Show More Summary

Five new laws for a greener Britain

The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include plans for five new laws to protect the environment, it has been announced today. The manifesto plans include include legal targets for clean air and water, an end to dirty coal power stations and an ambitious decarbonisation target for the electricity sector. Liberal Democrats in government have worked hard to […]

Jennifer Lawrence, Other Celebs Outraged by Nude Photo Leak

A huge number of nude photos of celebrities were leaked online over the weekend but it's not clear just how big the leak is: Some celebs say the photos are fakes, while at least one has threatened legal action, TMZ reports. "This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities...

Overnight Open Thread (8-31-2014)

Quote of the Day I "A moral response to this behavior might involve those officials, among others, hanging from lampposts. The legal system is, ultimately, an ancient bargain: Renounce your mob violence and blood feuds and we will provide you...

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