MONTEVIDEO — Uruguay's top counternarcotics official denied reports that the government will wean inmates off drugs with marijuana. But we got curious: How would that work exactly if they were to do it? Here's what we found.
MONTEVIDEO — Even though it's becoming the world's first state marijuana monopoly, Uruguay’s government still doesn't have enough cannabis to start selling any time soon. So, where is the official stash going to come from in the meantime? Maybe Canada.
JERUSALEM — An award-winning professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Raphael Mechoulam is a trim gentleman who wears tweed jackets and silk scarves. Despite the respectability, Mechoulam's greatest fame stems from science that may earn him a warm welcome among cannabis proponents. He was the first person to synthesize THC, the principal active ingredient in weed. That leap is what has enabled the drug to be studied scientifically. And at 82, Mechoulam is still making an impact; Before CNN's Sanjay Gupta made his famous about-face on medical marijuana this month, the TV physician visited the Israeli's lab.