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Marijuana Legalization 2017: Which States Will Consider Cannabis This Year?

Voters in eight states passed marijuana legalization laws following the 2016 presidential election, giving pot legalization the required momentum for …

Puff, Puff, Push? Texas Officer Gives Teen 200 Pushups for Smoking Weed

As we all know, police officers have a lot of discretion as to whom they choose to stop and whom they let go with a warning or worse.<p>An …

Coventry school children the centre of national 'quit smoking' campaign

Primary school children are at the heart of this national anti-smoking ad campaign.<p>Pupils from Earlsdon Primary School in Coventry have been designing anti-smoking packaging ahead of a government-led plain packaging rollout in May 2017.<p>Public Health England hopes children's health messages featured …

Public Health

Can You Tell Which Drugs Someone Is On By Looking At Their Eyes?

Most cops are trained to spot drug users and visually identify what they're on based on how they act, identifying signssuch as track marks and burns, …

3 Factors That Could Change the DEA's Mind About Marijuana

Image source: Getty Images.<p>As we look back at 2016, pro-legalization enthusiasts, as well as hopeful investors, have every reason to smile at the progress that's been made with marijuana.<p>While still an illegal substance at the federal level, five new states approved cannabis for medicinal use in …

Pot blocks: obstacles keep small business owners from a multibillion-dollar market

Marijuana retail sales could reach $4.3bn this year and create new jobs, but some aspiring entrepreneurs warn that weed is not an easy business<p>This year’s election may have been dominated by Donald Trump, but it was also about marijuana. California, Massachusetts and Nevada made recreational use …