US & Canada 18 October 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45879377 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Across the country, Canadians queued for the chance to buy recreational cannabis legally for the first time.The end of … [Read more...] about How legal pot went down in Canada
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It didn't take long, once I'd ascended the stairs to a Silver Lake bungalow perched atop a hill with a view of the sunset, to find myself sitting on a cushion, sipping CBD lemonade, getting henna painted onto my hand, and watching a group of women experiment with putting hash in a hookah. I glanced around the yard at the all-girls party — a DJ set up by the entrance, a spread of THC-infused hummus and mezze plates at the center, fairy lights, beautifully embroidered cushions, joints and topicals everywhere — and realized this pot party was only the beginning of a new era of pot parties to grace Los Angeles.It was a refreshing sort of retro-paradise, a party with all the essentials — good food, good people, good weed — hosted by the aptly named group Ladies of Paradise. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the Ladies have applied their expertise in styling, fashion, branding and event production to paint a new image of cannabis in Los Angeles, 2018.If you've cruised … [Read more...] about Portland’s Ladies of Paradise Aims to Extend Its Girly, Cultivated Pot Aesthetic to L.A.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen casts his vote in the country's general election Sunday. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith) Cambodia's ruling party coasted to victory in Sunday's general election - a result rights groups slammed as illegitimate and that the Trump administration described as "flawed." A government spokesman told The Associated Press that Prime Minister Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party (CPP) had topped the polls. He did not say how many of the of the 125 seats in the National Assembly the CPP had captured, but preliminary totals broadcast on state television showed that the party had won at least 70 percent of the vote in each of the country's 25 provinces. Under the election's system of proportional representation, the party would likely grab more than 100 seats. Although 20 parties contested the election, the only one with the popularity and organization to mount a real challenge, the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), was dissolved last year by the Supreme … [Read more...] about Cambodia ruling party wins election White House calls ‘flawed’
World International Affairs Kem Sokha, Cambodia’s main political opposition leader who was jailed during a crackdown against the rivals of incumbent Prime Minister Hun Sen in September 2017, has been denied medical attention during his months in prison, according to his daughter Monovithya. “My father’s health is not doing well. He needed bone laser surgery and the bone is overgrown on his left shoulder and he can’t move it. He is in a lot of pain,” the younger Kem, who is a spokeswoman for her father’s party, the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), told Newsweek,adding that she is unable to return to her country for fear of arrest. As analysts watch for harbingers of the demise of democracy across the globe, this small Southeast Asian country is moving almost unnoticed from competitive authoritarianism to outright autocracy. The government has banned pre-election polls and surveys, … [Read more...] about Cambodia Elections 2018: Democracy Died Long Before People Cast Their Vote, Experts Say
click to enlarge Sara Tabin The celebration is on At 11:05 a.m. on Sunday, seven people were sweating on Flynn Avenue in Burlington, waiting for a shuttle to take them to the Heady Vermont Legalization Celebration in Johnson. They joked among one another that they shouldn’t have expected a bus for a pot party to, well, be on time. One man offered the others hits on his “doobie” and they smoked in a circle, debating whether the parking lot would count as a public place under Vermont’s new cannabis law. Sunday, July 1 marked the first day cannabis was legalized in Vermont — though some aspects of the law remain open to interpretation. Approximately 1,000 celebrants gathered at the Heady fest at Willow Crossing Farm, while others in southern Vermont attended the Original Green Mountain Cannabis and Music Festival in West Dover. When the bus travelers arrived at Willow Crossing Farm about an hour later, they were greeted by a nearly-full … [Read more...] about Despite Extreme Heat, Vermonters Find Their Chill at Cannabis Legalization Party