- Doctors oppose legalizing marijuana in New York and three other states
Groups representing doctors in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware released a rare joint statement Friday opposing the legalization of recreational marijuana in their states. “As physician leaders, we agree, as one voice, that the legalization of recreational marijuana does not serve the best interests of our patients nor will it serve the best...
- Marijuana Motifs Go From Hippie to High (Jewelry, That Is)
As pot is legalized, designers create collections in gold, diamonds and more.
- From Boston’s Mayor: Marijuana and Diversity
Mayor Martin Walsh says Boston is committed to ensuring access to the business for communities of color.
- Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time
The travel guru believes the tiniest exposure to other cultures will change Americans’ entire lives.
- Daily marijuana use linked with higher risk of psychosis: study
As New York and many other states are heading down the path toward marijuana legalization, public health officials, scientists and parents alike are pushing for expedited research on its dangers. This week, a new study appearing in Lancet Psychiatry is raising concerns over the intoxicating plant’s association with psychosis disorder. Researchers at King’s College London...
- High-strength cannabis increases risk of mental health problems
Study says 30% of first-time psychotic disorders in south London linked to strong drugsFrequent cannabis use and high-strength varieties are likely to increase the chance of mental health problems among users, according to researchers behind the largest study of its kind.Experts have previously flagged a link between cannabis use and psychosis, particularly among vulnerable people with heavy use of the drug.
- Medical marijuana laws linked to health and labor supply benefits in older adults
A study that examined older Americans' well-being before and after medical marijuana laws were passed in their state found reductions in reported pain and increased hours worked. The study suggests medical marijuana laws could be improving older Americans' health.
- Family sues over death of marijuana-grower police chased with bulldozer
Pennsylvanian Grateful Dead fan Greg Longenecker, 51, died after being discovered growing pot on public landPennsylvania state police acted recklessly when troopers used a bulldozer to pursue a 51-year-old Grateful Dead fan who had been caught growing marijuana on public land, killing him when he wound up under the machine’s treads, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed on Monday.Greg...
- Most teens report using marijuana less often after legalization
Only one group of teenagers used marijuana more often after retail sales were legalized in Washington than they did before -- high school seniors who work 11 or more hours per week, according to new research led by a WSU College of Nursing professor.
- Can legal weed ever beat the black market?
Even in Canada and some US states where marijuana is legal, the illegal market remains a tenacious competitorOne big reason to legalize cannabis is to wrest the market away from criminal enterprises and tax the proceeds. But in Canada and the US states where weed is legal, the illegal market has proven to be a tenacious competitor – and it’s likely to remain so for years.Take California, the largest...
- Weed-lovers celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with cannabis-infused Manhattan brunch
They traded the wearing o’ the green for the eating of it. Rather than tint their beer emerald for St. Paddy’s, a group of marijuana gourmands got green for the holiday by throwing a feast of pot-infused delicacies at a Lower East Side restaurant on Sunday. For many, the pot supper club was a way...
- Legalizing Marijuana, With a Focus on Social Justice, Unites 2020 Democrats
Legalization of marijuana has become a pillar of progressive politics, and a litmus test for candidates’ commitment to equal treatment for all races in policing and criminal justice.
- From casinos to cannabis: the Native Americans embracing the pot revolution
Gambling transformed reservations 40 years ago, but often only enriched a few. Could the legal marijuana business prove more broadly beneficial?By David TreuerIn February 2015, amid the cedar masks, canoe paddles and totem poles at the Tulalip Resort Casino north of Seattle, the talk was all about pot. Indian country had been abuzz about cannabis since the previous autumn, when the Justice Department had released...
- Chelsea Handler invests in cannabis lifestyle company
She's part of Civilized.
- Beto O’Rourke calls for legalizing marijuana
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke on Thursday called for ending the “federal prohibition on marijuana” because of the way US drug laws disproportionately put minorities in prison. “We can free ourselves from the distinction of being the country that imprisons more of its citizens than any other country on the face of the planet,” he...