From High Times Magazine:
LSD Legend Dies
Owlsley "Bear" Stanley, the legendary sound engineer who cooked up some of the finest LSD of the 1960s, died in a car crash in his adopted homeland of Australia. Stanley was 76. He discovered the recipe for LSD in a chemistry journal at the University of California at Berkeley. His Purple Haze inspired Jimi Hendrix's classic hit, and the Greatful Dead - whom Stanley briefly managed - wrote about him in their song "Alice D. Millionaire." The band Blue Cheer took it's name from another of his acid concoctions. In a San Francisco Chronicle interview from 2007, Stanley said: "What I did was a community service, the way I look at it. I was punished for political reasons. Absolutely meaningless. Was I a criminal? No. I was a good member of society. Only my society and the one making the laws were different."
Equador legalizes the possession of 8 plants for personal use (read here, in Spanish).
Lo obtube de un post.. el cual dice lo siguiente El Frente Amplio (FA) acordó un proyecto de ley para regular el consumo de marihuana. El nuevo texto se ajustó entre el Movimiento de Participación Popular (MPP), el Partido Socialista y el Nuevo Espacio (NE). La iniciativa, que será aprobada el martes 26 de abril por la bancada del FA en Diputados, permite la plantación, el cultivo y la cosecha así como la industrialización y el comercio de hasta ocho plantas de cannabis por hogar. Sin perjuicio de ello, "se entenderá como cantidad destinada al consumo personal, hasta 25 gramos de marihuana", según se establece en el artículo 3 del proyecto de ley al que accedió El País. (More...)
Also, this month's High Times has an interview with Marc Emery, the Canadian cannabis seed provider and marijuana activist, who is stuck in a for profit prison in Georgia, making 12 cents an hour. US law considers 'all parts of the marijuana plant' 'drugs', including the roots, stalks, leaves and seeds.