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The Daily Buzz: April 21, 2014

Powdered alcohol aka "palcohol" will soon hit shelves; Los Angeles bans public "vaping;" and tens-of-thousands celebrate Colorado's first fully-legal 4/20.

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Who says Easter and 4/20 can’t merge!? Photo via

US Approves Powdered Alcohol AKA “Palcohol”
Powdered alcohol that can be mixed into a drink or sprinkled on food has been approved by the federal gov’t. USA! USA!

Los Angeles E-Cigarette Ban Takes Effect
LA’s E-cigarette smokers can no longer “vape” in bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other public places, as of Saturday.

Alcohol “Expert” Says a Bottle of Wine a Day Won’t Hurt You
Dr Kari Poikolainen, who used to work for the World Health Organization as an alcohol “expert,” says a bottle a day of wine isn’t harmful—and may actually prolong your life. Just don’t overdo it with two bottles a day!

Colorado Celebrates First Fully Legal 4/20
This weekend, tens of thousands of marijuana-lovers gathered across the state to celebrate the annual weed-holiday for the first time since it was legalized in January. Festivities included an industry expo “the Cannabis Cup” in Denver, outdoor concerts, and a smoke-out at the state capitol on Sunday at—wait for it—4:20 pm!

Marijuana Has Come A Long Way Since Last 4/20
Oh, marijuana, we remember when you were this big! And now look at you, growing up and legal in two US states and decriminalized in many more. The last year has seen some big steps for pot. Take a look at marijuana milestones between 4/20/2013 and today.

Weed Criminals Use Drones to Steal From Grow Houses
Another new development in marijuana-world: some people in the UK have been documented using an unmanned drone armed with heat-detecting cameras to find grow houses. And then they rob them.