Lisa Turo

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Pets vie for mayor in Colorado fundraiser

DIVIDE, Colo. (AP) — The chief operating officer at the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter in Colorado knows she's not supposed to have favorites, …

Bloodhound

Teens and the Real Danger of Marijuana Edibles: What Parents Need to Know

<i>The prefrontal cortex of my teenage son’s brain isn’t fully developed.</i>It’s a fact I have been forced to remind myself of several times a day, …

Cannabis

Sorry, dude. If Mass. legalizes marijuana, you can’t use it on campus

Massachusetts colleges and universities say even if voters legalize marijuana in next month’s referendum, using the drug anywhere on campus, …

Support Increases For Legalizing Marijuana In Mass.

Support the news<p>A new WBUR poll <i>(topline, crosstabs)</i> finds support for the legalization of marijuana is up among likely Massachusetts …

A field guide to suburban cool kids

KENZIE MCINTYRE, GEORGIA MELLOR, AND MOLLY O’HANDLEY are squeezed together on a couch at Cafe Nero, a quick walk from their Andover middle school, in …

Social Media

5 states could legalize recreational marijuana use this year — here's what we know

Nearly half of the US has already legalized marijuana for either medical or recreational use. This November, nine states could continue the trend.<p>Of those nine states, five have ballot initiatives that could result in legal recreational use. Most significantly, California could legalize …

What your kids need to know about marijuana, legalized or not

"Cannabis Curious?" That's the billboard my children and I see every day on our after-school drive on Ventura Boulevard. The questions from my kids, who are 11 and 13, have come spilling out: "What is cannabis? What's curious about it? Why does it have different names? What does it look like? Why …

Cannabis

At the center of public safety debate: cannabis cocktails

DENVER — The plant’s imposing metal gate is unmarked. There are bars on the windows. But walk inside, and you’ll find a gleaming, nearly antiseptic …

Cannabis

5 Things to Know about Teens Using E-Cigarettes for Marijuana

<b>Vape pens are a discreet way to use drugs.</b><p>“These devices like a ballpoint pen, a USB memory stick, or a stylus,” says Offutt. “And they’re easy to …

Why marijuana legalization in liberal Mass. might be a tough sell

Deep-blue Massachusetts has a recent history of marijuana-friendly votes. In 2008, voters turned out in droves at the ballot box to decriminalize …

Cannabis

Middle-aged parents are now more likely to smoke weed than their teenage kids

Smoking weed is often seen as an indulgence reserved for the young and the reckless: kids get high, in the popular imagination, but by and large their parents don't.<p>But new federal data show a stunning reversal of that age-old stereotype. Middle-aged Americans are now slightly <i>more</i> likely to use …

Cannabis

The hidden political conflicts in the marijuana legalization debate

The central, obvious debate over marijuana policy that Massachusetts voters will decide in November is whether or not to legalize and allow companies …

Cannabis

Baker, Walsh and DeLeo combine to oppose marijuana legalization

In an unusual show of bipartisan political muscle, three of the Massachusetts’ most powerful elected officials, along with voices from Boston’s …

Cannabis

Now we know what happens to teens when you make pot legal

Rates of marijuana use among Colorado's teenagers are essentially unchanged in the years since the state's voters legalized marijuana in 2012, new survey data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows.<p>In 2015, 21 percent of Colorado youths had used marijuana in the past 30 …

Cannabis

Dover Police officer attends seminar on medical marijuana

Medical marijuana is rolling out into local communities that are not always well prepared to handle its impact on public health and safety.

Cannabis

Court to hear challenges to ballot question on pot legalization

The state's highest court is set to hear two challenges to a proposed ballot question to legalize recreational marijuana in Massachusetts.

Cannabis

These officers are specially trained to tell when a driver is high—even on marijuana

If Massachusetts legalizes recreational marijuana in the fall, weed could be as easy to buy as a six-pack of beer. But there’s no breathalyzer that …

Cannabis

This is How Many College Students Drink Alcohol and Smoke Pot

On an average day, 1.2 million college students drink alcohol, according to a new report.<p>The study, which surveyed about 25,400 full and part-time …

Study finds connection between legal marijuana and fatal car crashes

A new study by a top automotive safety organization suggests a connection between legalized marijuana and fatal traffic crashes.<p>The survey by the AAA …

Cannabis

Marijuana and driving: How much is too much to get behind the wheel?

Just how much marijuana is too much when getting behind the wheel? Is any amount safe?<p>Those questions emerged anew after prosecutors alleged last …

Are kids really more likely to get high when marijuana is legal?

In the battle over whether to legalize recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, opponents have repeated one main refrain: think of the children. The …

Cannabis

Prom Night… or Prom Nightmare?

Prom is a big night for teens- with big consequences at stake. In a national survey, 90 percent of teenagers said their peers are more likely to …

Parenting

Prom-proofing your teen

Prom time is here.<p>You already know to get out your cameras and checkbooks. My advice: Put on your detective hats, too.<p>Prom isn’t just about executing …

Parenting

Heroin and prescription opioids form especially toxic mix in Mass.

The Massachusetts heroin epidemic is unlike any other in the United States. The overdose rate in the state is more than twice the national average. …

New prom theme: Safety dance

The high school prom conjures memories of the nervous invite, a smart tux and luminous dress, and a night of music and magic.<p>But as prom season …

High School

Teens doing fewer drugs, but still smoking pot

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is some good news when it comes to how many American children are doing drugs or drinking, but when it comes to marijuana the news is not as positive. That's according to the latest National Institute on Drug Abuse Monitoring the Future survey.<p>The survey annually talks with teens who …

Public Health

Massachusetts’s most powerful politicians come out against legal marijuana

A trio of the state’s major power brokers is opposed to the coming proposal to legalize marijuana in Massachusetts, saying it would be dangerous and …

Cannabis