- SUNY college to offer classes on growing marijuana
College students in New York now have access to a higher education. The State University of New York branch in upstate Morrisville plans to roll out a program next fall that will teach their students how to grow marijuana, according to WSYR-TV. The anticipation of the Cannabis Industry Minor follows Governor Cuomo’s call to legalize...
- Police dog finds 159 pounds of marijuana at airport: cops
Two alleged drug smugglers are collared thanks to a K-9, cops said. Trung Tieu, 40, of Philadelphia, and Tihn Van Tran, 56, of Murphy, Texas, nearly smuggled 159 pounds of marijuana from California to Florida on Tuesday night until a police dog smelled trouble. The suspects allegedly attempted to take four suitcases stuffed with marijuana...
- Long Island town votes to ban marijuana sales
They’re taking the hemp out of ‘Hempstead!’ The Long Island town of North Hempstead voted last week to bar the sale of marijuana inside its town limits, despite a newly energized push by state leaders to legalize pot this year. “I’m totally against legalizing recreational marijuana, so, truth be told, that’s the position I think...
- Does Marijuana Use Cause Schizophrenia?
As the drug becomes more popular, concerns have been raised that its use can lead to psychotic disorders. Here’s what scientists know for sure, and what they don’t.
- ‘We Are in Control’: 5 Takeaways From Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Speech
Congestion pricing, sports betting and legalized recreational marijuana. Where are New York and its governor, Andrew Cuomo, headed?
- OKC School District Approves the Use of Medical Marijuana
Students in the Oklahoma City school district with medical conditions that require cannabis are now permitted to use the drug at school.
- Legalized Marijuana. A ‘Green New Deal.’ Cuomo’s 2019 Vision Tacks Left.
Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat re-elected in November, presented an aggressively progressive platform promising to make New York a leader among liberal states.
- De Blasio on Cuomo’s MTA budget plan: He’s got to be smoking something
Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have been stoned when he proposed splitting the cost of fixing up the MTA with the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio implied Monday. “If anyone thinks that money can be found in the city budget they may be smoking marijuana,” Hizzoner said when asked about Cuomo’s Sunday proposal to take the...
- Don’t expect weed to be everywhere if it’s legalized
Weed may not be available everywhere in New York if the state legalizes recreational marijuana. Gov. Cuomo said Monday that he will give local governments the right to continue the current prohibition on weed sales when, and if, New York legalizes weed. “We gave local governments the opportunity to opt out — if they want,”...
- Teen brain volume changes with small amount of cannabis use, study finds
At a time when several states are moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, new research shows that concerns about the drug's impact on teens may be warranted. The study shows that even a small amount of cannabis use by teenagers is linked to differences in their brains.
- Idiot busted by undercover cop after leaving two pounds of weed in Uber
His Uber-stupid plan went up in smoke. A Pennsylvania man allegedly left two pounds of marijuana in the back seat of an Uber — and was arrested after he tried to get the ganja back from undercover state troopers, according to a report. When Malik Mollett, 21, hailed an Uber near Pittsburgh in late December,...
- The mature stoner: why are so many seniors smoking weed?
Older people are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users, as stigma fades and some seek an alternative to prescription drugsAs attitudes towards cannabis shift, the fastest-growing group of users is over 50 – and marijuana’s popularity among seniors is beginning to change the American experience of old age. Related: 'You're not going to die': how to survive an edible marijuana overdose Got a...
- The Reasonable Way to View Marijuana’s Risks
Cannabis has downsides, but speculation and fear should be replaced with the best evidence available.
- Is Legalizing Marijuana Too Risky?
Readers discuss an Op-Ed that argued that the health risks are being ignored as more states legalize pot.
- Cannabis company stock soars after Thiel-backed fund says it won’t sell shares
Shares of pot grower Tilray soared as much as 26 percent on Friday after a fund backed by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel said it has no immediate plans to sell any of its 75 million shares. The announcement helped chill out investors who had been seriously concerned that the Thiel-backed Privateer Holdings, a PE...