- Woman named Marijuana Pepsi refused to change her name — now she’s a doctor
That’s Doctor Marijuana Pepsi to you. A Wisconsin woman with the real given name Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck earned a doctorate last month, according to a report published Tuesday. Throughout her life, Vandyck, 46, said she’s been teased by everyone from classmates to teachers and bosses — but she turned all that around when she handed...
- Millions of Americans drive stoned and don’t care about getting caught
Drivers are going up in smoke! Millions of Americans get behind the wheel while high from smoking marijuana, a study released on Wednesday said. An estimated 14.8 million Americans said they’ve driven while high at least once in the past month and nearly 70 percent believe they won’t get busted by cops, according to the...
- Albany makes last-minute push to decriminalize marijuana
They’re making a tokin’ effort. With state lawmakers deadlocked on legalizing recreational marijuana during the last scheduled day of the session in Albany, legislators on Wednesday renewed a push for decriminalization instead. “I think the decriminalization bill is still under consideration in a variety of different directions,” legal-pot supporter state Sen. Liz Krueger said on...
- Marijuana industry wants to prove it’s ‘socially responsible’
LOS ANGELES — An alliance of large marijuana businesses had a message for the public Tuesday: We’re good corporate citizens. The 45-member Global Cannabis Partnership, which includes Canopy Growth Corp. and other companies operating in the sector, issued guidelines aimed at minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting ethical conduct and responsible pot use. The emerging...
- Final Push to Legalize Pot Fails in New York
State legislators were considering a backup plan to decriminalize the drug after a legalization effort collapsed amid disagreement about how to regulate the industry.
- Marijuana use by pregnant women doubles in US: study
CHICAGO — Pot use in pregnancy has doubled among US women and is most common during the first trimester, government research shows. Overall, 7 percent of pregnant women, or 1 in 14, said they used marijuana in the past month. That’s from a nationally representative health survey in 2016-17 and compares with a little over...
- Efforts to legalize marijuana in New York take big hit in state Senate
The top backer of legalizing marijuana in New York, Manhattan state Sen. Liz Krueger, admitted defeat Wednesday, after days of contentious negotiations between moderate and liberal Democrats failed to produce a last-minute breakthrough. “This is not the end of the road, it is only a delay,” Krueger tweeted Wednesday morning. Efforts to legalize pot got...
- Marijuana use increases, shifts away from illegal market
A new article reports that, based on analysis of public wastewater samples in at least one Western Washington population center, cannabis use both increased and substantially shifted from the illicit market since retail sales began in 2014.
- Gene linked to cannabis abuse
New research shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor in the brain, and people with low amounts of this receptor have an increased risk of cannabis abuse.
- Marijuana, E-Scooters, Driver’s Licenses: Last-Minute Deals in Albany
Tuesday: Major developments on complicated issues in the last days of the legislative session.
- Marijuana Legalization Isn’t Dead Yet in New York
After weekend-long negotiations, lawmakers are cautiously optimistic they may reach a deal before the legislative session ends Wednesday.
- Man admits to bringing pot-filled suitcase on plane
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A California man has admitted to having 30 pounds of marijuana in a suitcase aboard a plane heading to West Virginia. Twenty-two-year-old Gerardo Delgadillo Jr. entered a guilty plea Monday in federal court in Huntington to possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. Prosecutors say Delgadillo flew in October to Tri-State Airport...
- Can Marijuana Help Cure the Opioid Crisis?
Sometimes appearances, or statistics, can be deceiving.
- New York Senate is hashing out bill to legalize weed
New York lawmakers on Sunday appeared to be fired up for a pot party — with a new bill to legalize marijuana set to be introduced in the state Senate. The legislation will be similar to a proposal floated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, sources said. Details weren’t available, but the timing of...
- Marijuana Damages Young Brains
States that legalize it should set a minimum age of 25 or older.