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Pot growers association launched in Jamaica

In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, a visitor rolls a marijuana joint in coffee shop Mississippi in Maastricht, southern Netherlands. AP

A group of influential Jamaicans gathered Saturday to launch an association of supposed future marijuana cultivators as momentum builds toward loosening laws prohibiting pot on the Caribbean island.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Girl Scout’s effort to sell cookies goes to ‘pot’

Heidi Carney speaks with her husband, Justin Menees, while their daughter, Lexi, 8, sells Girl Scout Cookies outside a marijuana dispensary in Phoenix on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. AP

Customers of some medical marijuana dispensaries are discovering this week that they don’t have to go far if they have a case of the munchies.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

First person account: The revolution was live

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TRUE PEOPLE POWER When tanks came rumbling down Edsa toward Camps Aguinaldo and Crame on Feb. 23, 1986, they were no match for the courage and spirit of the thousands who came to stop them on their tracks. The armored column under Marines Gen. Artemio Tadiar had no choice but to retreat. INQUIRER PHOTO

In 1970, a spoken-word composition called “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by American soul and jazz artist Gil Scott-Heron featured haunting lyrics that ended with the line, “The revolution will be live.”

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Marijuana aids kids with seizures, worries doctors

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The doctors were out of ideas to help 5-year-old Charlotte Figi.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

First legal recreational pot industry opens in US

Partygoers smoke marijuana during a Prohibition-era themed New Year's Eve party celebrating the start of retail pot sales, at a bar in Denver, late Tuesday Dec. 31, 2013. Colorado is to begin marijuana retail sales on Jan. 1, a day some are calling ‘Green Wednesday.' AP

The first recreational marijuana industry in the U.S. opened in Colorado, kicking off an experiment that will be watched closely around the world.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Shoppers wait for Colorado pot shops to open

In this Dec. 27, 2013 photo, employees trim away leaves from pot plants, harvesting the plant's buds to be packaged and sold at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary, which is to open as a recreational retail outlet at the start of 2014, in Denver. Colorado is making final preparations for marijuana sales to begin Jan. 1, a day some are calling "Green Wednesday."(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

The new year may have arrived in Colorado, but the clock hasn’t ticked down yet on another milestone: the opening of the nation’s first recreational pot industry.’

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Uruguay’s legal pot plan on verge of adoption

Marcelo Vazquez, a marijuana grower, smokes a marijuana cigarette, on the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. The Uruguayan Senate is expected to approve a law to legalize the production, distribution and sale of marijuana Tuesday. If approved, Uruguay would be the first country to regulate the marijuana market from production to retail. AP

Uruguay’s plan to set up a legal, regulated marijuana market has reached its final legislative stage, with the Senate expected to approve the plan by late Tuesday and send it to President Jose Mujica for his signature.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Party to celebrate US legal pot anniversary

Daniel Curylo laughs while posing with some of the marijuana plants that he uses for marketing purposes in Seattle on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. If legal pot is the Green Rush, Curylo has some unique credentials: He’s been an actual prospector. AP

The first anniversary of Washington state’s law permitting legal marijuana use was being celebrated Friday by hundreds of people lighting up beneath the Space Needle, Seattle’s iconic landmark structure.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Scientist launches medical marijuana firm

Paul Schrag holds two cloned plants that will be used to grow medical marijuana Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Tacoma, Wash. AP

A prominent Jamaican scientist and entrepreneur is launching a company that aims to capitalize on medical marijuana, a growing global industry that he asserted Wednesday could be a boon for the island’s chronically limping economy.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Shaping them


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“MILKMAIDS,” by Gilda Cordero Fernando. “‘Milkmaids’ wasmy gift to Fe and Manny Ariolla on their 45th wedding anniversary when their children, Oya and Ina, gave them a surprise party.”

My husband never thought he ever did anything amiss in the upbringing of his children. I never thought I was ever doing right. Now that he was dead, I wanted the matter settled. Did I or did I not?

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Dutch coffee shops guilty of selling drugs to tourists

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A Dutch court on Wednesday fined six coffee shop owners and workers for selling cannabis to non-residents, in a victory for Dutch authorities’ fight against drug tourism.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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