77 Bombay Street, a Swiss pop rock group you've probably never heard of, hired Paris-based Cube Creative to create their latest music video. This is what they got. [Cartoon Brew]
In July of 2001, Portugal elected to decriminalize small-quantity drug possession. That's all drugs—including cocaine and heroin. If you're stopped in Lisbon and the officer pulls a baggie of blow out of your pocket, you don't go to jail. You go before a three member panel comprised of a doctor, a lawyer, and a social worker who evaluate each case and prescribe the necessary treatment options depending on how much of a junkie you are.
In the past eleven years, the number of users being treated for hard drugs has dropped from 100,000 to just 40,000. "There is no doubt that the phenomenon of addiction is in decline in Portugal," Joao Goulao, President of the Institute of Drugs and Drugs Addiction told reporters at a press conference. Those drug abuse rates are just half of Spain's and well below the European average. [High Times - Image: dicogm / Shutterstock]
There's an annual tradition in Jamaica where Jamaican law enforcement pile up all the weed confiscated from the year and destroy it. By lighting it on fire. All 15,000 pounds of it. And now I know where and when I'll be going on holiday next year. [WPD - Image (not of the actual bonfire): The AP]
We are witnessing the dawn of an entirely new meme and ushering in a new era of responsible boat ownership. [Buzzfeed]