Singapore withdraws ban on gay sex but restricts ability to legalize same-sex marriage

Reuters — Singapore’s parliament on Tuesday decriminalized sex between men but, in a blow to the LGBT community, also amended the constitution to avoid lawsuits that have led to the legalization of same-sex marriage in other countries. The measures come as other parts of Asia, including Taiwan, Thailand and India, recognize more rights for the … Read more

Senate passes bill protecting same-sex marriage and interracial marriage in historic vote

Washington CNN — The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation protecting same-sex and interracial marriage, called the Respect for Marriage Act, in a landmark bipartisan vote. The final vote was 61-36. The bill was supported by all members of the Democratic caucus and 12 Republicans, the same dozen GOP members who backed the bill for a … Read more

Singapore withdraws ban on gay sex but restricts ability to legalize same-sex marriage

Reuters — Singapore’s parliament on Tuesday decriminalized sex between men but, in a blow to the LGBT community, also amended the constitution to avoid lawsuits that have led to the legalization of same-sex marriage in other countries. The measures come as other parts of Asia, including Taiwan, Thailand and India, recognize more rights for the … Read more

‘Indefensible’ that Toronto’s request for drug decriminalization has not yet been granted, lawyer says

OTTAWA -Toronto’s request to decriminalize drug possession remains on hold nearly a year after it was made, in part because of “political cowardice” in Ottawa, a harm reduction advocate says. “People are dying because the drug supply is contaminated and toxic. Criminalizing people for simple personal possession and use of drugs will do more harm … Read more

Puff Cannabis Gives Away Over 1,700 Turkeys In Metro Detroit | Cannabis News | Detroit

click to enlarge Thanks to Puff Cannabis Puff Cannabis has seven dispensaries in Michigan. The marijuana dispensary chain Puff Cannabis is giving away more than 1,700 turkeys to those in need in metro Detroit for Thanksgiving. The company, which has seven locations in Madison Heights, Utica, Hamtramck, Bay City, Traverse City, Oscoda and Sturgis, distributes … Read more

Ric Flair’s cannabis brand comes to Michigan thanks to Mike Tyson | Cannabis News | Detroit

click to enlarge Courtesy photo Rick Flair Drip is named after the 2018 track by Offset and Metro Boomin. To be the man, you have to beat the man. Or maybe you should just smoke some of his weed. Ric Flair – the stylin’, profilin’, limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ and dealin’ son of … Read more

Skymint Celebrates New Michigan Pharmacy With Giveaways | Cannabis News | Detroit

click to enlarge Courtesy photo Skymint’s newest pharmacy in Grand Rapids. Skymint opens its 25th pharmacy in Michigan on Thursday. The Ann Arbor-based company plans to launch its newest pharmacy in Grand Rapids at 9 a.m. The grand opening includes free coffee and donuts from Bro’s Donuts, and anyone who spends at least $25 will … Read more

Midwest CannaNurses Get Gage Cannabis Social Equity Scholarship | Cannabis News | Detroit

click to enlarge Courtesy photo Midwest CannaNurses founders Lee and Ebony Smith. A group of nurses seeking to educate about the therapeutic benefits of cannabis has received a $50,000 grant. Midwest CannaNurses is the latest recipient of Gage Cannabis Co.’s $1 million social equity grant program, which funds cannabis businesses in communities disproportionately affected by … Read more

Pleasantrees give away free weed for donation of menstrual products | Canna Business | Detroit

click to enlarge Thanks to Pleasantrees Pistil Janes is a women’s brand of Pleasantrees. Cannabis company Pleasantrees wants to help women with its new brand, Pistil Janes. For its market debut on Friday, the company has partnered with Lansing-based organization Helping Women Period (HWP). The organization aims to provide free menstrual products to people who … Read more

Joe Biden wants everyone to know he doesn’t pardon pot dealers | One Hitters | Detroit

click to enlarge Public domain, the White House President Joe Biden said in a speech that people who use cannabis shouldn’t waste time, but “you can’t sell it.” While cannabis reform proponents praised President Joe Biden for finally delivering on his promise to clear cannabis records, the president apparently wants people to know that leniency … Read more