- Cuomo calls for weed legalization in 2020 state budget
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo used his state budget address Tuesday to continue to push for legalized marijuana. “Legalize adult-use cannabis,” Cuomo said in his Albany speech. “I believe the budget is the opportunity, frankly, to make some tough decisions and work through tough issues that without the budget can often languish, and I suggest...
- Support for legalizing marijuana in New York reaches all-time high
Gov. Cuomo has said he wants to work with neighboring states “to coordinate a safe and fair system” for legalization of recreational marijuana.
- Cannabis compound could be weapon in fight against superbugs
Mice cured of MRSA, raising hopes of treating antibiotic-resistant bacteriaA compound made by cannabis plants has been found to wipe out drug-resistant bacteria, raising hopes of a new weapon in the fight against superbugs.Scientists screened five cannabis compounds for their antibiotic properties and found that one, cannabigerol (CBG), was particularly potent at killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus […]...
- Real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy
A new study has definitively shown that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental and fetal development.
- Focus on opioids and cannabis in chronic pain media coverage
New Zealand media reports on chronic pain are focusing on treatments involving opioids and cannabis at the expense of best practice non-drug treatments, researchers have found.
- There Is a Fund for Everything. But Why?
Funds try to profit from cows, trade wars, sick pets and obese adults. But who really needs them?
- Wisconsin man busted for selling weed told cops he ‘ingested’ his mom’s ashes
A Wisconsin man busted for selling weed and possessing other drugs told police he ingested his dead mother’s ashes, a report said Thursday. Austin Schroeder, 26, allegedly sold drugs to undercover cops a number of times from November 2019 to January 2020 in Waukesha County, west of Milwaukee, a local Fox affiliate reported. A drug...
- Prohibition began 100 years ago — and its legacy remains
The Prohibition Era, which lasted from Jan. 17, 1920, until December 1933, is now viewed as a failed experiment that glamorized illegal drinking, but there are several intriguing parallels in current times.
- College kids are smoking more weed in legal states — but binge drinking less
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- Impaired driving -- even once the high wears off
Researchers have discovered that recreational marijuana use affects driving ability even when users are not intoxicated. Cannabis users had more accidents, drove at higher speeds, and drove through more red lights than non-users.
- Christopher Columbus likely encountered ‘marauding cannibals’ 500 years ago, shocking study says
For years, researchers tried to prove that Christopher Columbus’ ;encounters with “cannibal marauders” during his trip to the Caribbean in 1492 were just myths. A new study, however, suggests that Columbus’ stories may have been the truth. The research, published in Scientific Reports, notes that the “Caribs,” a group of South American people who were also...
- Sky above Arizona town reportedly glowed purple due to nearby pot farm
The night sky over Snowflake, Ariz., glowed pink and purple due to ultra-violet lights from a nearby marijuana farm called Copperstate Farms, the Arizona Republic reported. The purple glow is visible for miles, the Navajo County Facebook post on Friday said. “The purple glow is a result of UV lights from nearby medical marijuana farm...
- College students use more marijuana in states where it's legal, but they binge drink less
Marijuana use among college students has been trending upward for years, but in states that have legalized recreational marijuana, use has jumped even higher. A study shows that in states where marijuana was legalized by 2018, both occasional and frequent use among college students has continued to rise beyond the first year of legalization, suggesting an ongoing trend rather than a brief period of experimentation.
- Northeast states are ‘comparing notes’ on how to legalize pot
NEW YORK — A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast — it had already passed in three of the region’s states and was a priority for governors in three more, including the populous New York. Now, after legislative efforts stalled and a vaping sickness stirred new concerns,...
- Study sheds light on link between cannabis, anxiety and stress
A molecule produced by the brain that activates the same receptors as marijuana is protective against stress by reducing anxiety-causing connections between two brain regions, researchers report.