10 Nov 2010 - Australian actor Alan Cinis was arrested on Tuesday after cops allegedly found 12 bags of cannabis in a raid on his home.
Police searched the Underbelly star's Sydney property after a tip-off and allegedly discovered six cannabis plants, 300 grams of the drug, 12 plastic bags containing ''green vegetable matter'' and another bag of marijuana seeds.
Cinis, who has also served as a city councillor since 2008, was taken to Newtown police station and charged with four drug offences. He now faces losing his post on the Leichhardt Council and 10 years behind bars.
25 Oct 2010 - X Factor contender Wagner Carrilho has laughed off stories about him smoking cannabis, saying he is "a singer, not a saint".
Pictures showing the Brazilian sharing a rolled-up cigarette with a work colleague were published on Friday.
But the singer, who lives near Dudley in the West Midlands, joked: "Every spliff is a roll-up but not every roll-up is a spliff. Sorry if I'm a singer, not a saint."
9 October 2010 - Medical marijuana patients will be able to smoke openly at this year's Cypress Hill Smokeout.
Following a hiatus, the festival returned last year with performances from a reunited Sublime (minus the late Bradley Nowell), Goodie Mob, the Geto Boys, Redman & Methodman, and Slipknot. This year's event, slated for Oct. 16 at San Bernardino's NOS Events Center, features headlining performances from Incubus, Manu Chao, Nas and Damian Marley, Erykah Badu and MGMT.
But perhaps the most interesting story about the festival's latest incarnation is that it boasts a dedicated consumption area for medical marijuana patients.
4 Oct 2010 - Hollywood star Tony Curtis, the Bronx tailor's son who became a 1950s movie heartthrob and then a respected actor with such films as "Sweet Smell of Success," "The Defiant Ones" and "Some Like It Hot," has died last week at the age of 85.
The actor, whose real name was Bernard Schwartz, was busted for marijuana possession at Heathrow airport in 1971, when he flew to London for an anti-tobacco appearance.
29 Sep 2010 - Cypress Hill have been in the rap game for more than 20 years and, judging by the year they've had, the LA-based rappers are certainly not slowing down.
Renowned for waxing lyrical on the subject of marijuana Hits from the Bong, I Wanna Get High and the stoner rap anthem Insane in the Brain the band are now taking a more direct role in the fight to legalise the drug in the US.
B-Real, one of Cypress Hill’s two MCs, would like to see legalization and taxation of pot on a state and national level.