California Pot Smokers to Get Their Bitcoin-Paid-For Gear Delivered by Drone

New startup Trees will deliver marijuana, bought using Bitcoin, to Californian potheads via drone. San Francisco-based Trees allows cannabis smokers to order boxes of weed online, using either a computer or a smartphone, and have it delivered to them the same day.

Trees offers three boxes: the Bud Box, which contains the more exotic varieties, the Extract Box, stuffed full of hash, and the beginner box, for those novices who want to know what all the fuss is about. Other items on offer include cigarette papers, filter tips (which must be some kind of initiation test, or something), and a grinder.

To be eligible to order, though, potential smokers must have a California medical marijuana license. But eligibility will be rendered irrelevant if Trees isn’t granted approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly its drones, with its application still being assessed.

“We’re not sure when we’ll be launching yet,” a spokesperson for Trees said. “We are based in San Francisco and the legal situation here is not clear yet.”

It remains to be seen whether Trees will have its flight application approved, since Amazon has been struggling for months to have its Amazon Prime Air drone delivery initiative given the thumbs-up by the FCC.

Thank you The Independent for providing us with this information.

Drug Bust Leads to the Arrest of World Computer Gaming Champion

A drug bust in Ostróda, northern Poland, led to the arrest of four men, one of whom is known to be a former world champion in computer gaming. The police are said to have searched three apartments, finding and seizing drugs and illegal weapons estimated to a value of 800,000 PLN (around £140,000).

It is said that 1.5 kg of amphetamine, 10.5 kg of marijuana and several thousand ecstasy tablets were found among the narcotics. PLN 70,000 (around £12,000) in cash were also found and confiscated, along with two revolvers and 100 rounds of ammunition.

If found guilty, the suspects, aged between 24 and 30, could face a prison sentence of up to 12 years. We’re currently waiting on an update as to which gaming champion was arrested.

Update: It is believed to be 2007 Quake Championship winner Maciej”av3k” Krzykowski.

v3k growing up, circa 2006 and 2012

 

Thank you Radio Poland for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Daily Dot.

Jackie Chan’s Son Has Been Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Jackie Chan’s son, Jaycee Chan, has been arrested for marijuana possession at his home in Beijing.

Jaycee is the latest high-profile celebrity to be caught in Chinas biggest anti-drug crackdown in over 20 years. The 31-year-old was detained together with 23-year-old Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko last Monday but the arrests have only recently been announced. Police say that the actors have tested positive for marijuana and that over 100grams of it was taken from Jaycee’s home. Chan is accused of accommodating drug users, a far more serious offence than mere drug consumption that can carry up to three years imprisonment, Ko is accused of drug consumption.

This comes as an embarrassment to Jackie Chan as he has been a “Narcotics Control Ambassador” for China since 2009. Jackie has had some disagreements with his son with him even saying that he is going to donate all of his money to charity rather than leaving it to him in a will. Jackie has not yet commented, but his publicist has said that he has travelled to Beijing to deal with the arrest.

The Chinese government have been targeting celebrities due to the “huge influence” that they have on “their large number of fans”. Showing celebrities getting arrested should hopefully make their fans think twice about doing the same.

Thanks to BBC for supplying us with this information.

Image courtesy of Celebrity Networth

Weed Vending Machines?

After the first recreational dispensaries opened in Colorado earlier this year, NPR reports that the state has finally reveal its first marijuana vending machine.

Located in Avon, Colorado, the bright green machine sits outside Montana’s Smokehouse and is stocked with a variety of edibles.

Unfortuantely the machine can only be utilized by users with a medical card, who must also scan a valid idea in order to gain access.

However, with Washington and Colorado both legalizing marijuana without any major issues and the latter expecting to earn almost $100 million dollars in tax revenue thanks to the end of prohibition, it would be surprising to see these be a bit more widespread as more and more states begin to relax their laws.

In a few years, maybe you’ll be able to buy your weed in one vending machine and your munchies from the one right next to it.

 

Thanks to NPR for providing us with this information.