Month: April 2021

‘It’s Abhorrent’: Racing Dogs Keep Testing Positive for Dope

A New Zealand racing greyhound that tested positive for methamphetamine has drawn attention to the practice of “dog-doping” and fuelled calls for greater scrutiny of the industry at large. Three-year-old greyhound Zipping Sarah finished first in a race at Christchurch’s Addington Raceway on November 12, winning dog trainer Angela Helen Turnwald a prize stake of

Big Weed Is Taking Over This Abandoned Prison in New York

A prison town for most of the 20th century, rural Warwick, New York, is trying to become the cannabis capital of the northeastern United States. At the former Mid-Orange Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison that closed in 2011, Green Thumb Industries—a major national cannabis firm worth $6.4 billion—plans to build a massive marijuana “campus”: a

Weed is Now Legal in New York, Except For… Japanese Citizens?

On March 31, New York became the 15th U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana. Parts of the law were effective immediately, allowing anyone over the age of 21 to smoke pot in designated areas and carry up to 3 ounces of weed, or up to 24 grams of concentrated cannabis.  For weed users and advocates,

Feds Allege Tech CEO Designed ‘Parasitic Narco Sub’ for Drug Cartels

Michigan millionaire Marty Tibbitts lived a dream life. He was the CEO of a successful business and a flight hobbyist who founded the World Heritage Aviation Museum in Detroit. But the Drug Enforcement Agency said Tibbitts lived a double life, taking on the name “Dale Johnson,” financing an international drug empire, and designing submarine drones

New York’s Legal Weed Law Could Still Screw Over Black People

New York politicians legalized marijuana this week, and according to them, they did it for people like Floyd Jarvis. Born in Guyana, for nearly 30 years Jarvis has lived in Canarsie, a residential neighborhood on Brooklyn’s far southern end.  If New Yorkers know it at all, they know Canarsie as the terminus of the L-train