Marshall Blacquiere

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Medical marijuana and 'the entourage effect'

In the early 1960s, a young postdoctoral student stumbled onto something that puzzled him.<p>After reading the literature on cannabis, he was surprised to see that while the active compound in morphine had been isolated from opium poppies 100 years before and cocaine isolated from coca leaves around …

Report: North Korea 'experienced' in evading U.N. sanctions

North Korea uses multiple techniques to defy sanctions, and shows no signs of abandoning its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, according to a U.N. report.<p>An eight-member panel of experts said the country "is experienced in actions it takes to evade sanctions," including using its …

Russia is playing a weak hand very strongly

Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state under President George W. Bush, traveled 23 times to the Middle East in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to mediate an Israeli-Palestinian accord.<p>Meanwhile, the Russians invaded Georgia.<p>President Barack Obama's secretary of state, John Kerry, has shuttled 11 …

Meet the Woman Who Spends Her Entire Day on Instagram

Brina Lee knows her way around a filter.<p>How many times a day do you go on Instagram? If you're Brina Lee, it's more than the normal user. And it's not because she's addicted to taking selfies. It's because as Instagram's first female engineer, it's literally her job. We spoke to Lee about how she …

Justin Bieber jail video to be released with his private parts blurred

A Florida court technician has the job of blurring Justin Bieber's private parts on jail video before you can see it.<p>The video will then be handed over to news organizations this week under Florida's open records law, a Miami judge ordered Tuesday.<p>It's part of several hours of video captured by …

Zakaria: Very little the U.S. can do on Ukraine

CNN speaks with Fareed about the unrest in Ukraine and what, if anything, the United States should do. This is an edited version of the transcript.<p><b>Earlier this month, a phone conversation was leaked between a high-ranking State Department official, Victoria Nuland, and the current U.S. ambassador</b> …

Zakaria: How Russia trumped West over Ukraine

<i>CNN speaks with Fareed about the ongoing unrest in Ukraine, why it matters to the West, and why there is little the United States can do.</i><p><b>You have followed this crisis very closely, but many may not. What is this fight about in the Ukraine, and why does it matter so much to the United States and</b> …