The VICE News Capsule is a daily roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Colorado pot taxes, Ultra-Orthodox conscription, North Korea evading sanctions and protests escalate in Turkey.
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Colorado Rakes in $2M in First Month of Legalization
Legal weed is bringing green to the state of Colorado. Since recreational pot was legalized last month, smokers have packed some 2 million dollars in tax revenues into the state’s coffers.
Israel Passes Law Meant to Draft Ultra-Orthodox
Ultra-Orthodox Jews are no longer exempt from being drafted into Israel’s military.
The UN says North Korea is Avoiding Sanctions
North Korea has been evading sanctions using sophisticated financial schemes and by conducting illegal arms sales from its embassies around the world.
Protests Escalate into Violence in Turkey
Tens of thousands of demonstrators have flooded the streets in cities across Turkey to protest the death of a 15-year-old injured during clashes with the government.
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