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Reefer Sadness: Feds Keep Restrictions on Marijuana

The federal government declared Thursday that marijuana, for nearly a half-century lumped in with heroin, LSD and Ecstasy as the most deadly and …

Can Marijuana Help Bring an End to the Opioid Crisis?

1<p>SHARES<p>America is in the midst of a drug crisis—and the War on Drugs may be making it worse.<p>There were 47,000 deaths in 2014 as a result of opioid …

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Alcohol versus marijuana: which really causes aggression?

Using marijuana is associated with decreases in measures of aggression, while drinking the more legal drug alcohol causes aggression to spike, a new study confirms.<p>As at least seven states prepare to vote on marijuana law reforms in the General Election, activists are repeatedly asking why alcohol …

Oregon becomes fourth US state to legalize recreational marijuana

New law allows people to grow four plants and possess 8 oz of weed at home and 1 oz outside of home, but smoking it in public is still illegal<p>Oregon became the fourth state in the US to legalize recreational marijuana Wednesday, as revelers cheerfully rang in the new law at midnight.<p>The Pacific …

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First medical marijuana dispensary to open in Florida

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Florida is slated to open.<p>Trulieve, the approved organization in northwest Florida, is set to open a dispensary in Tallahassee on Tuesday, one week after being given dispensing authorization by Florida's health department.<p>More on this...<p>The state's Office …

Why People Think Potheads Are Lazy: A History

How the government and Big Pharma convinced us that stoners were dumbasses, and how marijuana legalization might just change that.<p>"I no longer doubt that marijuana can be an intellectual stimulant," wrote the Harvard professor Lester Grinspoon in 1994. "It can help the user to penetrate conceptual …

Publix Billionaire Donates $800,000 to Fight Medical Marijuana in Florida

The family that founded the Publix supermarket chain has given $800,000 to a lobbying group fighting the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida.<p>…

Branson: Parents should join kids who insist on smoking pot

CHICAGO (AP) — British billionaire Richard Branson says if kids are going to smoke marijuana, their parents should join them.<p>The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/2af73S9 ) the Virgin Group founder told an audience of entrepreneurs in Chicago on Tuesday that if their kids are "going to have a …

Your kid is way more likely to be poisoned by crayons than by marijuana

A new study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics is making waves this week with the news that there's been a sharp uptick in emergency-room visits and poison-control calls for marijuana poisoning among children in Colorado.<p>The study found that the number of marijuana-related hospital visits for children …

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Doctors make easy money from medical marijuana. What happens when it's legal?

With full legalization slated for the California ballot this fall, cannabis-friendly physicians could be out of business as weed becomes easily available<p>Frank Lucido, a California physician, received a phone call in 2012 from a doctor in Colorado.<p>Like Lucido – one of California’s best-known …

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What Happened When I Added Weed Into My Beauty Routine

Weed, ganja, pot, cannabis, Mary Jane -- call it what you want. Marijuana has had a somewhat controversial history in the United States. But recently, national perception of the drug has shifted as more and more states are legalizing it -- so far, 24 for medical purposes; four for recreational. …

California initiative draws fire for opening the door to TV ads that promote pot smoking

Nearly a half-century after tobacco ads were kicked off television in the United States, an initiative in California would take a first step toward allowing TV commercials promoting pot to air alongside advertisements for cereal and cleaning products.<p>Proposition 64, which is on the November ballot, …

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9 At-Home Methods To Detox Marijuana From The Body

While we here at Lifehack do not encourage marijuana usage, we understand that if you have indulged, you may want to cleanse yourself after the fact. …

Alternative Medicine

The 10 best weed strains to wake 'n' bake

There are few better ways to relax on your day off than sparking up a little bit of weed. But if you're trying to get a little stoned and not blow …

Here's what a legal pot habit typically costs

Once pot becomes legal in a state, how much do pot smokers spend each year on their habit? That's one of a few questions the "cannabis intelligence firm" Headset answers with its review of some 40,000 purchases made in Washington state between September 2014 and July 2016, producing a profile of …

Why Isn't The Republican Party Supporting Medical Marijuana?

Considering Donald Trump has said he supports medical marijuana, and so have several other top Republicans, it seems strange to me that medical marijuana is not part of the Republican Party's platform this year. That's not to say there weren't efforts to make it part of the platform, but they …

American students are choosing weed over alcohol

The golden days of a youth spent downing cheap cider and shop-brand vodka in alley ways and fields are dear to us all, but changes are afoot. According to a new study, high school students in America are more likely to have smoked weed in the past month than binge drinking.<p>A report collated data …

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Weed tampons are now a thing to solve all your period pains

Yes, you read that title right. People are starting to use tampons made of marijuana to help alleviate menstrual cramps.<p>Foria Relief is selling these new creations for $44 for a four-marijuana-tampon-pack. The tampons, according to the cannabis company, are made of 'all natural' ingredients, which …

The DEA warns marijuana grow spots are the ‘new meth houses’

The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning that marijuana grow houses in Colorado may be "the new meth houses."<p>A June report by the DEA's Denver division warns of potential dangers and annoyances posed by large-scale marijuana growing operations hidden in residential neighborhoods. These …

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​Women and Weed: The Re-Emergence of Female Cannabis Culture

Men have completely dominated weed culture for years, but thanks to the internet and changing legislation, women are finally taking centre stage.<p>Having spent a large amount of my youth at a Church of England all girls' school, I had decided drugs were evil. Take one toke on a spliff and it would be …

Why It's Important to See Women Smoking Weed

Men have completely dominated weed culture for years, but thanks to the internet and changing legislation, women are finally taking center stage.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Having spent a large amount of my youth at a Church of England all girls' school, I had decided drugs were evil. …

Can pot save the economy? Tommy Chong sees green

Marijuana is turning into big business, so it's no surprise stoner icon Tommy Chong is getting involved. The Cheech and Chong alum talks to CNET about the industry's growth, the poetry of Twitter and telepathic note-taking apps.<p>Tommy Chong's business has always been weed. Now he's hoping it'll grow …

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Native American Teen Facing Federal Prison for One Gram of Weed -- in a State Where it's Legal

In Oregon, a state that has legalized the recreational and medicinal use of cannabis, 19-year-old Thomas was federally charged for possessing one …

U.S. Federal Courts

Marijuana arrests are on the rise in NYC—and 90% are people of color

Even though New York City law enforcement officials have vowed to reform the prosecution of minor marijuana possession, arrests for pot are up this …

Bernie Sanders Slams Decision Not To Reclassify Marijuana

The Vermont progressive has introduced legislation that would free states to regulate it as they see fit.<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) threw some shade at the Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday.<p>The DEA announced it would end the federal government’s monopoly on marijuana cultivation, but to …

Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton Campaign Says She Would Reschedule Marijuana

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plans to reschedule marijuana if she is elected in November, according to a statement issued by the …

Bernie Sanders Criticizes The ‘Absurd’ DEA For Refusing To Reclassify Marijuana

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sharply criticized the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for refusing to reschedule marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act. In Thursday press release, the DEA stated that marijuana must “[remain] a Schedule I controlled substance because it does not meet …

Reefer Madness: Both The Feds And The States Are Wrong About Marijuana Policy

Marijuana is very much in the news. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced this week that, for the fourth time, it is denying a petition to reduce federal restrictions on the use of marijuana. And two more states, Arizona and North Dakota, added ballot initiatives concerning …

Cannabis

Patients get green light to grow their own medical pot in Canada under new rules

Local pot advocates applauded the federal government Thursday after it announced new rules that will allow patients to grow medical marijuana for …

Cannabis

Newly developed 3-minute saliva test could help cops determine if you're driving while high

Roadside breathalyzers, used for estimating blood alcohol content, have been used by law enforcement as far back as the 1930s. However, to date there …