India Is Cracking Down on Cannabis. Here’s What That Means for the Movement Fighting To Legalise It.
As India’s Narcotics Control Bureau arrests celebrities and dealers for possessing and peddling weed, we look into how the mainstream media’s vilification of recreational and medical cannabis users affects those fighting to legalise the plant.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh believes the booming business could help boost the hilly state’s revenue.
When it started everyone openly smoked in the street. Now riot cops are regular attendees and most of the actual weed has gone underground.
"Not only is our approach not working, it is actively harming the very people we are supposed to be helping."
Conservative MP Crispin Blunt revealed he was told to stop sniffing around for fear that what he found would "unpick" the government's position.
2016 is going to be a big year of change in Australia. We've peered into the future to explain what's in store for you and everyone else.
Maybe humanity will get its shit together, maybe it won't, maybe this rock we call home will keep spinning for billions of years and this year, like all other, will be essentially meaningless.
"We need something to shock the human psyche into real wakefulness where we're aware of the larger biosphere in which we're embedded, because we're fucking it up."