Tag: Pot

Marijuana Use Becoming More Prevalent With Baby Boomers

More baby boomers aged 50 and above have started using marijuana for various reasons, including medicinal purposes. Researchers attribute the increase to the changing attitude toward pot across the country.

Public Health September 7, 2018

Smoking Pot While Breastfeeding: Can Marijuana Turn Up In Breast Milk?

Women, who regularly smoke marijuana while breastfeeding, could have exposed their babies to THC, a psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. Scientists have yet to find its effects on the baby’s neurological development.

Public Health April 11, 2018

Light Marijuana Use Not Linked To Kidney Disease, According To New Study

A new study sheds light on the association between light marijuana use and developing chronic kidney disease. It turns out there’s no link between the two at all.

Medicine March 5, 2018

International Weed Day Linked To Rise In Deadly Car Crashes

A new study has shown that 4/20, which is the annual pot celebration day, is related to an increase in fatal car accidents. Moreover, people do not think that smoking up can influence their driving.

Public Health February 12, 2018

Smoking Marijuana May Be Good For Your Sex Life: Study

A study has found that smoking pot is beneficial for sex life. Regular weed smokers reportedly engage in sex more frequently in comparison to those who abstain.

October 28, 2017

Teen Initially Denied Lung Transplant Over Marijuana Use Dies After Failed Surgery

The young man who was declined a spot on the transplant list of the University of Utah Hospital because of marijuana use has passed away. The 19-year-old received a lung transplant just four weeks ago.

Public Health April 25, 2017

More Than Half Of US Adults Have Used Marijuana: Poll

A phone survey involving 1,122 adults revealed that 52 percent of adult Americans have tried using marijuana at least once and 14 percent are regular users. Stigma, however, still exists.

Public Health April 17, 2017

Baked Goods Laced With Marijuana Send 6 North Carolina Hospital Workers To Emergency Room

Cookies and muffins that contained cannabis oil sickened several employees at a North Carolina Hospital. Here's why no charges were filed against the person who baked the goods and the employee who brought them to the hospital.

Public Health April 5, 2017

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

Mailing Newpapers With Marijuana Ads Is Illegal: US Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Office announced that newspapers may violate federal laws by mailing materials with advertisements for marijuana. Though recreational and medical marijuana are legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia, they are still considered illegal under federal law.

Life December 22, 2015

Grow Your Own Pot With Leaf Plug-N-Plant Box

Leaf is a mini greenhouse device that allows home growers to monitor up to two marijuana plants.

Internet Culture September 24, 2015

More College Students Smoke Marijuana Over Cigarettes

Daily and near-daily marijuana use have been increasing among college students, even exceeding the number cigarette smoking. According to the study, the rise in marijuana use may be due to the loosened policies of most states as well as the changes in the youth's perception of marijuana dangers.

Life September 1, 2015

Colorado Might Mark Edible Marijuana Products With Red Stop Sign: Why This Is A Good Move

Edible marijuana products from Colorado may have to be sold with a red stop symbol on their packaging and a THC sign on the actual products to identify the pot-infused food.

Life August 12, 2015

White House Lifts Restrictions On Medical Pot Research

White House announces the abolition of the Public Health Service Review, simplifying the process involving research applications to study medical marijuana and its possible medicinal contributions.

Life June 24, 2015

Ben & Jerry's Founders Agree That Pot-Flavored Ice Cream 'Makes Sense'

Ben & Jerry's ice cream has a reputation for having a lot of wacky and free-spirited flavors. Could their frozen treats have marijuana mixed in next?

Internet Culture March 4, 2015

Colorado Group Plans Legal Action Against State For Legalizing Marijuana

Safe Streets, a group opposed to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, says that state officials violated federal law by promoting the commercialization of the drug.

Life February 19, 2015

Marijuana Use May Cause Excessive Daytime Sleepiness In Teens: Report

If you're teenager seems to be sleeping more in the daytime, and narcolepsy is being discussed as a potential culprit, you may just want to check on what he or she might be smoking. New research reveals teen pot smoking tends to make teens sleep more during daytime hours, mimicking narcolepsy symptoms.

Life February 17, 2015

Stoned Drivers Safer Than Drunk Drivers, Claims Federal Study

A new study finds little difference in accident risk levels between sober drivers and drivers high on marijuana. Alcohol remains a much greater risk factor however, researchers report.

Life February 16, 2015

Protect And SERVE: Illinois Cops Deliver Pizza After Arresting Pizza Guy

After arresting a pair on pot charges, police officers went ahead and finished the pizza delivery to a nearby resident.

Internet Culture February 5, 2015

Black Friday Is Out, Green Friday Is in: Colorado Goes Marijuana for the Holidays

An ounce of pot for $50 when normal prices reach $300? That’s a Green Friday deal worth falling in line 14 hours for.

Society November 30, 2014

Cannabis e-cigarettes? Why not, says Tulsa-based firm

It’s quite impressive how resourceful some people can be. Company sees business opportunity as marijuana is legalized, patents e-cigarette system for pot use.

Business November 11, 2014

Pot-infused Halloween candy is apparently a legitimate concern in Colorado

The Denver Police Department posted a new PSA on its Facebook warning parents about the dangerous of pot-infused candy this Halloween.

Internet Culture October 20, 2014

Consume responsibly: Colorado marijuana ads launch attack against anti-pot campaigns

New ads by the pot industry strike back at anti-marijuana campaigns. The MPP hopes to push users to "consume responsibly," rather than harbor fear.

Life September 17, 2014

Pot edibles taking the cake now that medicinal marijuana is on the books

The days of the pot brownie are long gone. Now there are lollipops, cooking oils and snack bars. The new edible pot industry is taking off in a big way.

Life July 18, 2014

High pot use making U.S. high, UN report says

According to the new UN World Drug report, marijuana use in the U.S. has increased over the past five years, probably as the result of decriminalization and legalization of pot.

Life June 29, 2014

Genes may play factor in marijuana use, development of schizophrenia, research reveals

The genes linked to potential development of schizophrenia may also be a factor in a person's use of marijuana, according to a research team at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London. The common psychiatric disorder impacts one in 100 and those who use pot are twice as likely to develop the disorder.

Life June 24, 2014

New study reveals just toking pot once a week causes brain abnormalities

Research reveals just toking up once a week impact the brain. But will such news keep pot lovers from enjoying festivals such as this weekend's Denver 420.

Life April 18, 2014

Recreational marijuana use leads to brain changes in young adults: Study

Smoking marijuana, even in moderation, appears to still cause changes in the brain, particularly in young users. They appear vulnerable because their brains are still developing.

Life April 16, 2014

Legal marijuana has not yet killed street pot dealing, will that ever happen?

Legalizing the pot business in Colorado has not led to the instant elimination of street drug crime, as some thought might happen. High prices for the legal stuff have kept dealers plying their trade. But as more legal pot stores open, this could change.

Business April 6, 2014

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