- State seeks DWI pot-testing tech years after legalization
New York's Department of Health issued the second solicitation in a year for the latest technology to test whether motorists are driving stoned.
- Weed makes you crazy and gives you heart disease. Why’s it legal?
A new study shows weed raises the risk of cardiovascular disease, and an older one shows it raises the risk of schizophrenia.
- Puff and past: New doc reveals how Woodstock legend Carlos Santana first smoked weed
If you thought Woodstock legend Carlos Santana was the O.G. hippie in the ’60s, think again. In fact, the 76-year-old guitar hero was once an anti-weed warrior as his namesake band was huffing — and puffing — to succeed in the San Francisco scene alongside groups such as the Grateful Dead. “I’d been around marijuana...
- Why the Rollout of Legal Marijuana Is Taking So Long in New York
Court challenges and bureaucratic roadblocks have created hurdles for would-be cannabis sellers in the state.
- How to halt New York’s ubiquitous illegal pot blight
There have now been a reported more than 8,000 unlicensed “dispensaries” that are now currently operating in the Big Apple.
- Marijuana addiction elevates risk for heart attacks and strokes by 60%: study
"We can go so far as to say that [adults] with cannabis use disorder appear to have a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease than people without the disorder," Dr. Anees Bahji said.
- Online Marijuana Shops Make It Easy for Minors to Buy, Study Finds
Many online marijuana dispensaries do not enforce age limits on purchases and have other lax policies that enable minors to buy cannabis on the internet.
- Tainted drugs and illegal shops: what’s going on with New York’s weed industry?
In March 2021, Governor Andrew M Cuomo signed a new law that legalized adult possession and use of cannabis in New York state. Two years later, there are only 23 legal weed dispensaries. Why have so few licenses been granted? New York wanted social equity to be at the heart of who was profiting from the change in law. The first licensed dispensary for recreational cannabis in New York is run by Housing Works, a […]...
- Minnesota’s cannabis head resigns after reports she sold illegal weed products
Erin Dupree’s Loonacy Cannabis Co reportedly sold products stronger than recently enacted marijuana legalization allowed The recently appointed director of Minnesota’s new marijuana regulatory agency, Erin Dupree, has resigned amid reports that she sold illegal cannabis products in the state. Dupree ran a business that sold products exceeding state limits on THC potency, owed money to former associates and […]...
- Cannabis brain effects study struggles to attract black UK users
Exclusive: Fears findings will represent only white population if too few people of colour take part A major study into the effects of cannabis on the human brain is at risk of being partially thwarted because too few black users have agreed to take part. White people have come forward in large numbers offering to get involved in King’s College London’s £2.5m study of how the drug may contribute to […]...
- Thailand to clamp down on cannabis use in major U-turn on drug policy
Prime minister Srettha Thavisin has said the drug will be for medical use only, adding that problems arising from drug use have been ‘widespread’ Thailand’s new prime minister, Srettha Thavisin, has said his government will “rectify” its cannabis policy and limit its use to medical purposes within six months. Thailand became the first country in Asia to decriminalise cannabis after it delisted the […]...
- New York Adopted New Cannabis Regulations. Here’s What’s Next.
The New York Cannabis Control Board approved a package of regulations that included licensing requirements for distributors, dispensaries and others.
- A Mother Wins $75,000 After City Took Her Baby Because of Marijuana Use
Chanetto Rivers’s baby was taken away after she smoked marijuana, legally, before giving birth. She sued, and won a settlement that her lawyers say is the first of its kind.
- In Spain, Illegal Pot Farms Are Being Blamed for Blackouts
Spain’s largest electricity company says daily power outages are caused by illegal indoor marijuana farms that overload the grid. “Easy excuse,” residents reply.
- Young people, pregnant women and drivers should avoid cannabis – study
Largest review of its kind says while cannabis-based medicines may help some people, drug is detrimental for others Teenagers, young adults, pregnant women, drivers and mentally ill people should avoid cannabis, according to the largest ever health review of its kind. However, cannabidiol can help reduce seizures in epilepsy patients, and cannabis-based medicines may help with multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, […]...