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  5. It’s already well documented that you can get extremely paranoid from smoking too much weed or give yourself a terrible stomachache after a terrible case of the munchies.

    Now, add sudden death to the list of those fears.

    The Telegraph reported that 31-year-old Gemma Moss collapsed in her bedroom and died after toking on just half a joint. An autopsy revealed that there was nothing wrong with her except for “moderate to high “levels of THC in her bloodstream when she died, leading the coroner to believe she had a marijuana-induced heart attack and smoked herself to death.

    So, Can you really overdose on weed?

     


  6. $5 million
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    Total sales legal marijuana operators ran up during their first 5 days of operation.

    Now Visa and other credit card companies want a cut of the riches.

     

  7. This happy guy, Sean Azziritti, was the first person in the state of Colorado to purchase legal, recreational marijuana.

    The first of many, it turns out: Day #1 of recreational pot in Colorado was a win for activists, civil obedience, and the burgeoning marijuana industry.

     

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  9. $5 million; $80 million
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    The amount of illegal drugs Uruguay recovers annually versus the amount spent to fight them. “As a business, this would be a disaster,” said President José Mujica.

    Is South America drawing down the drug war?

     

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  11. How marijuana could find its way into farmers markets

    Have you ever bought a locally sourced heirloom tomato… on weed?

     

  12. You know the handheld shooters used to launch T-shirts into crowds at basketball games? Apparently, they can be used in other, very illegal ways.

    Last weekend, U.S. Border Patrol agents found 33 cans holding 85 pounds of marijuana scattered across a field near Yuma, Arizona. After a little more nosing around, they also found an empty carbon dioxide tank. Their conclusion: Mexican drug smugglers are now using pneumatic cannons — essentially larger cousins of the devices used in sports arenas — to shoot their wares at least 500 feet into the U.S.

    The can-shooting cannons are also suspiciously similar to ones built on the TV show Mythbustersanother possible inspiration.

    Keep reading

    PHOTO: David McNew/Getty Image

    (Source: theweek.com)

     

  13. Cartoon of the day: Santa flying high 
    MIKE LUCKOVICH © 2012 Creators Syndicate

    More cartoons

    (Source: theweek.com)