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15 people sent to the hospital after smoking poisonous fake weed

Synthetic marijuana is readily available in bodegas and head shops in New York, even though it was banned two years ago, and New Yorkers are increasingly getting sick from smoking it.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Why more marijuana users are vaporizing their medicine

As medical marijuana users seek safer ways to take their medicine, vaporizers have fast become the technology of choice. The science seems to back up this trend.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Washington rolls out their first recreational marijuana stores

Seattle - Recreational marijuana use will soon become a part of everyday life for residents of Washington, even more so than it already is. This legalization is transforming how we think about drugs using money and public opinion.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Op-Ed: Medical marijuana is the elephant in the room across the world

Washington - Researchers are toiling around the clock to prove marijuana can help people suffering from a dozen diseases, including epilepsy, cancer and neuropathic pain.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Half of Massachusetts voters are OK with legal weed

Boston - A new poll conducted by a Massachusetts newspaper indicates that about half of voters there would vote for a measure that would legalize marijuana.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

Op-Ed: One in ten working class adults die from booze abuse

Atlanta - There is no sign that the federal government will unban marijuana even as evidence grows of the deadliness of alcohol. Money likely will eventually level the playing field for the two drugs.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Man hides 19 bags of weed in his sock in court

Stamford - A man claiming to not be a fool when asked if there was marijuana on him had 19 bags of weed hiding in his sock during a patdown and now faces additional charges.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

Mexican cartel caught smuggling weed in fake watermelons into USA

Tucson - Forget the Trojan Horse — it reportedly only fit 30 soldiers. But a drug cartel's watermelons? Let's just say they held enough weed to knock Wiz Khalifa out.
In the Media by Nora Meszaros

Big tobacco has been interested in pot for half a century

Los Angeles - With marijuana now legal in nearly half the country medically and pot now a legal retail item in Washington and Colorado, it would make sense that the tobacco companies would be seeing the potential for making green from it.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 1 comment

The high of the weed fairy

Seattle - A new fairy is on the loose in Seattle, but it is not who you would think it is. One citizen took it upon herself to hand out weed nuggets and has struck New York and now Seattle.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

Republicans slowly embracing marijuana

For years the U.S. House has been turning down proposals dealing with marijuana but this week that all changed when the House approved a new measure.
In the Media by Jessie McMullen - 1 comment

Senior citizen medical marijuana patient to lobby U.S. Congress

Ahead of his May 12th trial, federal medical marijuana defendant Larry Harvey, 70, goes to Washington, D.C. to lobby the United States Congress in order to stop funding federal prosecutions like his.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

New study finds casual pot use alters the brain

Young adults who occasionally use pot show abnormalities in two key areas of their brain related to emotion, motivation, and decision making, new research reveals.

Colorado gets its first weed vending machine

Pro-marijuana state Colorado is bound to get even thicker with haze, following the unveiling of its most recent marijuana-friendly vending machine.
In the Media by Nora Meszaros - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Marijuana TV ads get their foot in the door

Newark - What does marijuana have to do with sushi? This weekend, the first TV add that could be seen as promoting weed premiered in New Jersey started out with a slippery guy selling black market sushi.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 1 comment

Unlike U.S. law, cannabis and heroin no longer equal in Italy

Italy's constitutional court has declared a law that tripled sentences for selling, cultivating and possessing cannabis "illegitimate" and has overturned it. Antigone, a prison rights group, say the law has caused prison overcrowding.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Study investigates effects of decriminalizing marijuana

Denver - The effects of marijuana are well established. But a new study looked at a societal aspect of legalizing marijuana — the details of call volume to U.S. poison centers from January 2005 through December 2011.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 1 comment

Medical marijuana already available throughout U.S.

Denver - For more than a year medical marijuana has been available online throughout the nation from websites. Just call it hemp, not weed.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 4 comments

Already booming market for e-cigarettes boosted by legal weed

Denver - Technology and entrepreneurs drive everything in America, the business. Now it is enabling people to use cigarettes or marijuana without creating smoke.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Op-Ed: Business opportunities for marijuana firms to grow in 2014

Albany - How about an app to tell you how to grow marijuana, which strains are the strongest? Or a guide to vaporizers that help diminish the impact of smoking cigarettes or weed.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Op-Ed: Marijuana is an exit drug for some

Denver - The No. 1 reason many anti-marijuana propagandists give for keeping weed criminal is that it is a gateway drug. They claim it leads to other, hard drugs.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 18 comments

Long lines for first marijuana sales in Denver and ski country

Breckenridge - There were long lines in the Colorado mountains on New Year’s Day, and not just on the ski slopes. People were getting high without lifts. Hundreds bought marijuana at the Breckenridge Cannabis Club.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 4 comments

The G-Man who started the Reefer War

Denver - No, it wasn't J. Edgar Hoover. In the best tradition of government, Harry Anslinger knew what to do when he lost his job as assistant commissioner of Prohibition when booze became legal again in 1933.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Clock ticking down to first legal weed in the nation

Denver - John Denver's Rocky Mountain High attracted many people to Colorado. Now the real thing will be legal, effective at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Colorado creating temporary shortage of legal weed

Denver - There is an apocryphal story about what happens when the Soviets capture the Sahara. Nothing for the first 10 years, then a shortage of sand. That could be the narrative of what is happening in Colorado.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Denver decides to make it less dangerous to buy pot

Denver - The city of Denver is preparing to become the marijuana capital of the U.S., working out some loose ends. Colorado and Washington voted to legalize
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Weed wish you a Merry Xmas: Santa busted with marijuana

Santa Claus was on his way to deliver Christmas presents when the cops pulled him over and searched his car. It seemed the jolly old man was delivering more than toys.
In the Media by Nicole Froio

Op-Ed: America's second Prohibition starting to end

Chicago - The nation’s first attempt to control what people consume ended throughout the nation on Thursday 80 years ago. Some states had ended it earlier, just as some had started it earlier.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Smoke 'em if you got 'em in Denver

Denver - The city of Denver is dropping a proposed rule against marijuana smoking on the front porch. Front yards and back yards are fine also.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Berlin Council authorizes first cannabis café

Berlin - Berlin council voted in favor of the first cannabis café, with the hope of impeding illegal drug dealing. However, accompanying problems remain unsolved.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 1 comment
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