Tag: legalized marijuana

Half Of US Marijuana Users Think They Can Drive Safely While High, Study Says

As much as 48 percent of marijuana users in the United States said it is safe for them to drive while stoned. Of the total respondents, 17 percent said they are 'very safe', while 31 percent said they are 'somewhat safe'.

Public Health April 28, 2019

Study Shows Marked Increase In Both Price And Potency Of Cannabis In Europe

A recent study revealed that herbal cannabis and cannabis resin have increased significantly in price and potency. The study findings are first of its kind to report the changes in cannabis across Europe.

Public Health January 4, 2019

Nevada Becomes 5th State With Legal Recreational Marijuana

Nevada quickly sets up sales of recreational marijuana after a November 2016 vote for legalization. Dispensaries open up to a huge crowd of excited buyers.

Life & Style July 2, 2017

Study Finds Link Between Legalized Marijuana, Increased Car Crash Rates

More cases of driving under the influence of drugs have been reported in states where recreational marijuana is legalized, a new study revealed. These states include Oregon, Colorado, and Washington.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 22, 2017

Mysterious Marijuana-Related Illness Often Misdiagnosed: What Are Its Symptoms?

A newly recognized illness blamed to heavy and long-term use of marijuana is often misdiagnosed because it is relatively unknown. What are its symptoms and how is it treated?

Public Health January 2, 2017

Mysterious Illness Linked To Marijuana Use Spikes In States That Legalized Weed

Doctors see rising cases of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome in states that legalized marijuana. What are the symptoms of this condition and how can it be treated?

Public Health December 29, 2016

Marijuana Now Legal In California: Will Other States Follow Suit?

A state initiative allowing the recreational consumption of marijuana in California passed on Nov. 9. The measure, also called Proposition 64, will come along with a regulation process.

Public Health November 9, 2016

Election Day 2016 Referendums: Here Are The Issues Voters In Different States Will Be Voting On

Election season is nothing less than stressful, but it is finally here! Aside from voting a new president, American voters in different states will also cast their ballot on various issues such as gun control and legalizing marijuana.

Life & Style November 8, 2016

5 US States Mulling Making Marijuana Legal

Whether or not marijuana will be legal for recreational use in five states will depend on how those in Nevada, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts and California will cast their votes on their state ballots.

Public Health November 7, 2016

13 Percent Of American Adults Smoke Marijuana: Study

A new Gallup poll revealed that one in every eight American adults currently uses marijuana, regardless of whether it is legal or not. The survey shows a strong shift in views regarding cannabis.

Public Health August 8, 2016

Legalized Marijuana Sending More Colorado Children To The Hospital

Colorado saw a sharp rise in the number of young children who were hospitalized after ingesting pot-laced goodies. Cannabis-related hospitalizations increased after the state legalized recreational marijuana.

Public Health July 25, 2016

Pennsylvania Lawmakers OK Medical Marijuana Bill For Autism, Epilepsy Patients

The majority of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives had voted in favor of legalizing medical marijuana for disorders such as autism and epilepsy. The growing, dispensing, selling and use of medical marijuana will be regulated and monitored by the Department of Health.

Life April 16, 2016

Rescheduling Marijuana Could Ease Research On Medical Uses Of Weed

Rescheduling marijuana may improve how the substance is researched in the U.S. Changing the classification of marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II may mean less strict protocols for researchers to study the medical benefits of weed.

Life April 7, 2016

Marijuana Legalization: Pot Activists Smoke In Front Of The White House

Pot activists decided to celebrate National Weed Day early. Armed with a 51-foot inflatable joint and vapers, they went to the White House to call on marijuana legalization on April 2.

Life April 4, 2016

Glaucoma Patients Under Misperceptions About How Marijuana May Affect Their Condition

Researchers say the public needs to be better educated about the possible benefits, or lack of them, in using marijuana to treat glaucoma. Science doesn't support the popular expectation of its effectiveness, they say.

Life December 25, 2015

Colombia Plans To Legalize Sale Of Medical Marijuana Under Presidential Decree

The Colombian government is planning to legalize marijuana for medical use under a Presidential decree. This decree will regulate both manufacturing and selling of marijuana within the country and for export.

Life November 16, 2015

Veterans Drop Empty Pill Bottles In Front Of White House TO Rally For Medical Marijuana Access

Veterans called out to officials to increase their access to medical marijuana for PTSD treatment. During a recent rally, empty pill bottles were left outside the White House to signify how usually-prescribed drugs are taking a toll on them.

Life November 12, 2015

Canadians Open To Debate On Legalizing Marijuana

In the latest federal election campaign, party representatives aired their stand on legalizing and regulating marijuana or cannabis in Canada. Candidates from the Liberal, New Democratic and Conservative Party opened the issue for debate.

Life October 19, 2015

Oklahoma Man Gobbles 'Large Amount' Of Pot Candies, Then Shoots Self

The death of a man vacationing in Colorado is the third in the state linked to marijuana edibles, authorities say. Luke Goodman of Tulsa likely consumed five times the recommended amount, they say.

Life March 27, 2015

Colorado Testing Shows Legal Marijuana May Be Too Potent

Charas Scientific, a marijuana testing lab in Colorado, found that the THC concentration in legal marjuana is higher than it was three decades ago. The medical element of marijuana was absent from some samples tested.

Life March 24, 2015

Obama Says Kids Should Care Less About Weed And More About Jobs And Peace

In a recent interview, President Obama said that young Americans should care more about political issues like climate change and jobs rather than the legalization of marijuana.

Internet Culture March 17, 2015

State Of Pot In Colorado A Year After Marijuana Legalization

Colorado has released what appears to be the biggest statistical report on the marijuana industry to date. Here is how pot looks like in the state a year after being legalized.

Internet Culture March 1, 2015

Marijuana Is Now Legal In Alaska But Not Everyone Is On A High With Pot Legalization

Marijuana may have finally become legal in Alaska, but not everyone is pleased. Calls for establishing a new board that will chart out marijuana regulations in the state are being made.

Society February 24, 2015

Medical marijuana amendment 'wolf in sheep's clothing,' claim Florida sheriffs

The Florida Sheriff's Association is fighting Amendment 2 on the November ballot, claiming it will lead to more arrests.The group says there will be huge taxpayer costs for regulation and lawsuits by jail inmates and other would-be 'patients' seeking to use medical marijuana.

Life June 12, 2014

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