As a close to this year's marijuana law reform debate (
Prop 19 flopped last night), Boston.com's The Big Picture examines " photos from the past year of " marijuana in the news, for both medicinal and recreational purposes, and some of the legal entanglements involved.
Some striking images here; 6 below,
click through for the complete photo essay. A Mexican soldier arranges blocks of marijuana, weighing a total of 46 tons, before they are incinerated at a military base in the border city of Tijuana May 11, 2010. Mexican soldiers stand in formation as 46 tons of marijuana is incinerated at a military base in the border city of Tijuana May 11, 2010. U.S. Marine Cpl. Jake Hoag of Bend, Oregon from India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment questions a marijuana farmer while on patrol near Kajaki, Afghanistan. Drew Brown, a vice president at Abundant Healing store (left), hands over a check to one of his marijuana suppliers on April 19, 2010 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Dani Geen holds up 1.5 gram "care packages" of medical marijuana at the Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California on Aug. 3, 2010, where, until recently, the center had a program that gave out free weekly "care packages" to about 600 patients on unemployment or pensions.
Tim Blakeley, manager of Sunset Junction medical marijuana dispensary, shows a marijuana plant bud under a magnifying glass, reflecting the dispensary's overhead lights in Los Angeles, California.