Ajay Tripathi

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Doctor urges focus on how best to use medical marijuana

Before he wrote "Stoned: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana," Dr. David Casarett said, he echoed skeptical medical-school peers who viewed medical marijuana with "detached amusement."<p>"We were told it caused schizophrenia and depression and it leads to abuse of dangerous drugs," said Casarett, …

can smoking weed help you lose weight?

a new study says totally sorta kinda<p>What if, like, smoking weed actually helped you <i>lose</i>, weight, right? Wouldn’t that be…I mean…wouldn’t that just <i>be</i>?<p>No, seriously: A new study focusing on obesity in a Canadian Inuit population found that those who regularly smoked marijuana tended to have lower …

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California lawmakers reach agreement on regulating medical marijuana

Lawmakers who have been negotiating a plan to regulate medical marijuana in California said late Thursday that they have reached an agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown on legislation to be acted on by Friday's deadline.<p>The proposal would create a new state office that, along with cities, would issue …

If cops and unions agree, then why hasn’t medical weed bill passed?

Just days before Friday’s deadline to pass legislation in this session, something weird is going down in Sacramento with legislation that could — after two decades — bring structure and regulation to the medical marijuana industry. And it may have to do with who gets the credit.<p>For the first time …

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California regulates medical marijuana in historic midnight vote!

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.<p>With a midnight deadline looming, California lawmakers passed a series of bills to regulate the country’s oldest, largest medical marijuana system for the first time.<p>Assembly Bills 266 and 243, and Senate Bill 643 passed both the Senate and Assembly before midnight Friday — …

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The Trouble With Marijuana Taxation

I believe that all states will legalize marijuana in the next five years. There will be several proposals this year to legalize the stuff that made Cheech and Chong famous. Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Most of them use the guise of …

I Used To Be An Alcoholic. Now I'm A Stoner Who Has A Drink Sometimes.

For me, marijuana wasn’t a gateway to harder drugs. It was an exit ramp from my addiction to alcohol.<p>Right after I arrived at my first and last Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, a woman in a pink teddy-bear sweatshirt clutched me to her ample breast. She was the only other person in the basement …

What the Marijuana Lobby Could Offer Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton says she has never smoked pot, not even as a bell-bottom-wearing undergraduate in the 1960s. Her husband’s administration went …

Red tape leads sick people to acquire marijuana illegally, says Slomiansky

MK Zandberg: Gov’t must adapt to changing public opinion<p>><br>• ><p>Marijuana plants are seen in a MedReleaf facility.. (photo credit: ALEXANDER …

Pornography should be part of sex education, says sex therapist Jason Winters

By the time they've reached Grade 6, the majority of children in B.C. will have seen some form of pornography.<p>But according to sex therapist Jason …

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