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Lawmakers Push Obama to Soften Marijuana Rules

More than a dozen members of Congress called on President Barack Obama on Wednesday to remove marijuana from the federal government’s list of hard …

The Five Biggest Myths About Marijuana And Why They’re Completely Wrong

By Rob Fee,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1ijRi5l<p>1. Marijuana Can Kill You<p>This is simply not true. According to studies, marijuana does not have …

New York Becomes Twenty-Third State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

New York became the twenty-third state to legalize medical marijuana this week, but its law is one of the most restrictive in the country.<p>Under the …

It’s Been a Great Week for Weed

Depending on whom you ask, every week is a good week for weed. A confluence of stories, however, makes this objectively one of the best weeks for marijuana in recent memory.<p>Take, for example, news out of Colorado, where legalization has resulted in pot sales of over 10 tons a month, or roughly an …

Here Are The Countries That Smoke The Most Marijuana

A recent United Nations report on drug use reveals drug trends around the world, including which countries have the highest rates of cannabis use.<p>The United States, Canada, Nigeria, and Australia rank the highest, with over 10% of the population over age 15 admitting to using the drug.<p>Western …

Medicinal cannabis trial gets green light on Norfolk Island: Tasman Health Cannabinoids gets production licence

The Tasmanian company that applied to trial medicinal cannabis in the state has been given the go-ahead elsewhere.<p>Like Tasmania, Norfolk Island has …

How Colorado Towns Have Diverged On Marijuana Legalization

As part of the New York Times' Op-Doc series on marijuana, documentary filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon traveled to Gunnison County, Colorado to explore how the state's new pot laws have been received since going into effect earlier this year.<p>Sheldon spoke to residents in two towns: Crested …

Drugs and the Evolution of Bodybuilding

Elite weightlifters are bigger than ever before, largely thanks to steroids and growth hormones.<p>When most people think of bodybuilders, if they think of them at all, images of towering, muscle-bound men such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno come to mind. However, when the 2014 Mr. Olympia …

Colorado Hits a New High for Pot Sales

Colorado marijuana dispensaries sold an estimated $24.7 million of recreational marijuana in June, according to tax figures released Friday by state …

Now That It’s Legal, Colorado Teens Think Pot Is Less Cool

By James B. Barnes,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/X9bxQG<p>In 2012, the state of Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana. At the time, and …

Party drugs are becoming more dangerous, health officials say

Party drugs appear to be getting more deadly and readily available, experts are warning after a rash of overdoses and deaths at music festivals this summer.<p>These drugs – which often mix ecstasy with substances as hazardous as arsenic and bath salts – are sometimes ingested by partygoers who have no …

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What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

The More Pot Couples Smoke, the Less Likely They Are to Have Domestic-Violence Incidents

It’s pretty clear to most observers that marijuana use doesn’t cause aggression. And yet some studies have found correlations between marijuana use …

International Commission: Decriminalize Drugs Everywhere

The global War on Drugs has been a long, sustained, incredibly expensive and destructive failure. A major new report from the Global Commission on …