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  • Teens with chronic illnesses prone to use alcohol and marijuana
    Teens with chronic illnesses prone to use alcohol and marijuana
    Marijuana and alcohol use among teens is a significant public health concern in the United States. A new study has found that these practices are common among a group of medically vulnerable teens—those with chronic illnesses. The findings...
  • Marijuana industry begins to flourish in America
    Florida could be next state to regulate marijuana like wine
    Yesterday, August 26, 2015,Regulate Floridareceived the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures for alandmark petitionto change how Florida deals with marijuana (cannabis). The proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution will regulate the...
  • Cannabis use among male teens impacts brain development
    Cannabis use among male teens impacts brain development
    A new study has found that male teens who use cannabis (marijuana), particularly those who have genetic risk factors for schizophrenia, have decreased cortical thickness of their brain. The cortex is the outer area of the brain and its thickness...
  • Marijuana is not a cause of teen schizophrenia
    Marijuana is not a cause of teen schizophrenia
    Teenage boys are much more prone to development of psychotic disorders up to the age of 16. Some researchers have insisted that marijuana use in teenage males causes schizophrenia. A new study conducted by Dr. Tomas Paus, Professor and Chair in...
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    Oregon Appeals Court rules smell of pot smoke isn't offensive
    While opinions on the legalization of cannabis are still split, residents in Oregon will now just have to deal with the scent of weed from their neighbors after a ruling by the Oregon Court of Appeals. The ruling, decided Wednesday, stated that...
  • Rauner uses amendatory veto to propose changes to marijuana bill
    Rauner uses amendatory veto to propose changes to marijuana bill
    In May, HB0218, which would make possession of a small amount of marijuana subject to a fine instead of a criminal charge, was passed by the General Assembly. It had been discussed as an easy bill for Rauner to sign. He had talked of reforming the...
  • Good-bye 420, hello 419.9: Stoners steal 420 mile marker, so officials change the number.
    Idaho mile marker 419.9 born out of desperation as stoners steal 420 predecessor
    Idaho has had its fair share of replacing the mile marker 420 sign, which is a favorite among marijuana enthusiasts to steal. They are hoping using mile marker 419.9 in place of the 420 marker will do the trick. Folks won't be so eager to get...
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    Military kids more likely to engage in risky behaviors
    Children with parents or caregivers in the military are at a greater risk for using drugs or alcohol, bringing a weapon to school, and fighting than classmates who were not military connected, according to a new study. The research, published...
  • Prison
    Jeff Mizanskey released from life sentence for marijuana
    After receiving a life sentence for a nonviolent marijuana offense and serving two decades of that sentence, 61-year old Jeff Mizanskey is finally getting his life back. Mizanskey's lawyer confirmed the good news to The Huffington Post on...
  • Man set free from prison for marijuana charges
    Man who was serving life sentence for marijuana charges to be set free
    For nearly 20 years, Jeff Mizanskey has been serving a life sentence with no possibility for parole in a Missouri jail for three nonviolent marijuana charges. In less than a month, the 62-year-old man is finally being set free.Mizanskey is the...
  • Shakespeare a stoner
    Will Shakespeare a stoner? Did the master playwright get baked on his own garden
    William Shakespeare – poet, actor, dramatist… stoner? Did the preeminent Bard of Avon get baked while writing his masterpiece plays and sonnets? If you care to partner the results from an inspection of clay pipe fragments with a...
  • Jail cell
    Pound of meth and crash puts man in jail
    August 5, 2015 was not a good day for 37 year-old Calaveras County resident James Milton Buckley Jr. while driving home to Burson at 3:00 a.m. The first problem came about from crossing double yellow lines on Pattison Road while being noticed by a...
  • Santa Ana Police want video of them stealing marijuana suppressed
    Santa Ana Police want video of them stealing marijuana suppressed
    The three Santa Ana police officers who raided a medical marijuana dispensary earlier this year and were caught on camera stealing pot and degrading a disabled woman have filed a lawsuit to block the video’s use in the trial against them....
  • Young brains on marijuana: Risky business
    Young brains on marijuana: Risky business
    Okay, okay, we all know: Road safety folks worry about marijuana-high drivers on the road right there along with intoxicated travelers, but worries shouldn't end there. Indeed, last year, a Journal of the American Heart Association came out...
  • Zachary Hammond shot from behind
    Zachary Hammond shot from behind: SC cop fatally shot teen in back, family says
    The family of Zachary Hammond claims the 19-year-old was shot from behind by a cop attempting a drug bust. Zachary Hammond’s family disputes the version of events as noted in a police report, and they say the autopsy proves their son was...
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