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Study Suggests Cannabis Can Help Improve Exercise

Researchers found that 81 percent of runners who participated in a survey smoke marijuana before and after their workout. Some reported that the drug improved their performance while others said that it made them more motivated.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2019

Cannabis Edibles Causing More ER Trips In Colorado

A new study suggested cannabis edibles are responsible for 10 percent of cannabis-related ER visits in Colorado due to acute mental disorders and severe panic attacks. This is despite the fact less than a percent buys edibles in the state.

Public Health March 29, 2019

Pot Breathalyzer: California Company Creates THC-Detecting Breathalyzer For Safer Roads

The "world's first marijuana and alcohol breathalyzer" was developed by a California company. Several police departments are expected to test the device by this fall.

Public Health August 5, 2018

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

Americans Support Marijuana Legalization More Today Than Ever: Poll

A recent poll shows that American adults support the legalization of marijuana more than ever, both for recreational and medical use. Most of the respondents think that the drug is less dangerous than the others.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 21, 2017

Colorado Solons: Reclassify Marijuana Before Trump Pot Embargo

Lawmakers in Colorado are pushing for a new legislation which they hope would cleverly evade the Trump administration's future nationwide crackdown on marijuana. But there’s a catch.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 26, 2017

Just Like Fast Food: First Drive-Through Marijuana Shop In Colorado Opens In March

The town of Parachute in Colorado is opening its marijuana drive-through called Tumbleweed Express in March. It is the first-of-its-kind dispensary to open in the state.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 20, 2017

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

Marijuana Use During Pregnancy May Cause Abnormal Brain Structure In Offspring

Cannabis use during pregnancy could lead to potential damage to an unborn child's brain, according to a new study. Researchers emphasize the importance of the findings given the rising rates of marijuana use during pregnancy.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 21, 2016

Cannabis Impacts Users' Ability To Process Emotions

Is marijuana creating emotional dummies? A new study found that cannabis affects a person's ability to process emotions such as sadness, happiness and anger.

Life March 4, 2016

Ohio Says No To Legalizing Recreational Pot And Medical Marijuana

Ohio voters rejected a proposal known as Issue 3 that would have legalized the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes in the state. Analysts say the initiative was criticized for giving its main backers cartel-like authority over the medical marijuana industry.

Life November 4, 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 Breathalyzer May Soon Be Reality. Stoned Drivers Beware

A new breath tester for marijuana is currently being developed by a team of researchers from Washington State University. The device, similar to the currently used alcohol breath tests by the police, would make spotting of stoned drivers easier.

FUTURE TECH December 2, 2014

Washington D.C., Oregon legalize marijuana for recreational use. Florida rejects medical use of pot

The use of marijuana for recreational purpose has been legalized in Oregon and Washington D.C. However, voters in Florida gave a thumbs down to the use of the drug for medical purposes.

Society November 5, 2014

10 percent of Americans get high before work

A new poll found that one in ten American workers show up to work high after smoking marijuana. While many employees smoke before work, it was more common for workers to take prescription pills.

Internet Culture September 19, 2014

Nothing casual about it: Recreational marijuana use harmful to user brain, study claims

A study of casual marijuana use claims changes in the brain structure among recreational smokers. So why are some medical researchers claiming the study was flawed, and who paid for the report?

Life April 18, 2014

Edible marijuana flies off Colorado shelves, has regulators tied in knots

Regulators in Colorado are faced with safety concerns since there's no existing regulation on the safety levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-infused products yet.

Society February 5, 2014

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