Category Archive: Marijuana

Nov 07

The Adult Marijuana Use Act of 2016

Proponents of Prop. 64 are saying the initiative would end the drug war, free up cops and courts to focus on true crime, and even let imprisoned pot POWs go free. But a deeper look reveals that Prop. 64 will not do what it claims. Using the text of the initiative itself, this article looks …

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Apr 29

California Bill Would Allow Landlords to Ban Marijuana for Renters

BY ALEXEI KOSEFF   With legalization looming on the horizon, California lawmakers are already grappling over how to treat marijuana in a state with some of the strictest tobacco regulations in the country. A new bill from Assemblyman Jim Wood, D-Healdsburg, would extend to medical marijuana a 2011 law that permitted landlords to prohibit the smoking of cigarettes and …

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Oct 26

Marijuana Use and Disorders Have Doubled Since 2001

As attitudes and laws in the U.S. have become more tolerant of marijuana, the proportion of adults using and abusing the substance at least doubled between 2001 and 2013, according to a new study. Although marijuana dependence and abuse was found to be on the rise, that is largely due to the overall increase in …

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Jul 17

Pot Breathalyzer To Make Marijuana Legalization Safer

With marijuana becoming legal in more and more states across the U.S., concerns about road safety have taken center stage. As regulations regarding how much alcohol can be safely consumed before driving have been hammered into the public eye for years, many worry that newly legalized pot rules need to be paid the same attention. …

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Jun 24

Medical Marijuana May Help Some Symptoms, But Not All

Medical marijuana shows some effectiveness in helping treat chronic pain but there is less evidence of its success in warding off nausea or helping ill patients gain weight, researchers said Tuesday. The issue of whether or not medical marijuana works remains a matter of debate, even as 23 US states and the US capital, Washington, …

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Jun 23

Deaths From Synthetic Marijuana use Rising Sharply in U.S.: CDC

Synthetic marijuana killed three times more people in the first five months of 2015 than in all of 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday. With catchy “brand” names such as Spice, Sexy Monkey, Black Mamba, K2, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Twilight and hundreds of others, synthetic marijuana …

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May 20

Two Flee South Lake Tahoe Drug Lab Explosion

Two people are being sought in connection with a drug lab that blew up in South Lake Tahoe on Tuesday night. The suspects were seen running from the apartment on Larch Avenue after the 8:20pm explosion on May 19.  Glass was blown out and a small fire started. However, the damage was minimal. The building inspector …

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May 18

The Surprising Downsides Of Being High On Pot

Smoking marijuana can lead to more than a euphoric high, and has been linked to long-lasting delusions, mouth swelling and several other surprising effects, according to a new review of research on the recreational use of the drug. “All recreational users should be aware of potential undesired acute cannabinoid effects,” or the effects of being …

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Apr 16

Will Big Tobacco become Big Marijuana?

While federal law makes their entire industry illegal, many marijuana store owners, growers and retailers fear something completely different: Big Tobacco. Today, most legal recreational marijuana operations are small, limited to a single state and barred from ever getting large by regulators who want to keep a close eye on the fast-growing industry. But those …

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Mar 30

Suspension Boosts Marijunana Use In Teens

New research has found that suspending teens from school for using marijuana is likely to lead to more marijuana use among their classmates. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Washington and in Australia, found that counseling was a more effective means of combating marijuana use. The researchers also found that, while enforcing …

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