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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Leaf is a mini greenhouse device that allows home growers to monitor up to two marijuana plants.
Internet Culture September 24, 2015
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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