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Marijuana Use

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  • Portland prosecutors drop pot cases after Oregon legalization vote

    Portland prosecutors drop pot cases after Oregon legalization vote
    Oregon's biggest county will no longer prosecute most marijuana cases after state voters voted this month to legalize the drug even as other prosecutors across the state take a more cautious approach, authorities said on Friday. The Multnomah County...
  • Files shed light on priests' removal on child sex abuse allegations

    Files shed light on priests' removal on child sex abuse allegations
    They were among the most popular and influential priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Robert Kealy was a lawyer who handled sex abuse claims against priests, R. Peter Bowman was a former high-ranking church administrator and John Calicott was a...
  • Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says

    Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says
    Experimental mice have been telling us this for years, but pot-smoking humans didn't want to believe it could happen to them: Compared with a person who never smoked marijuana, someone who uses marijuana regularly has, on average, less gray matter in...
  • Anastasia Giacoumopoulos: In medical marijuana discussion, consider drug's side effects

    Anastasia Giacoumopoulos: In medical marijuana discussion, consider drug's side effects
    Medical marijuana may be coming to Pennsylvania. A bipartisan group of state senators has introduced Senate Bill 1182, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act. Today in the United States we hear champions of medical marijuana argue that it can...
  • Easton man who sexually assaulted girl, 13, spared state prison

    Easton man who sexually assaulted girl, 13, spared state prison
    An Easton man who sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl after smoking marijuana with her was spared state prison Friday at sentencing. Danny J. Bowers, 21, will serve nine to 18 months in county jail, after his defense attorney and the case's...
  • Results mixed on California soda taxes, fracking, marijuana measures

    Results mixed on California soda taxes, fracking, marijuana measures
    Here is a breakdown of some big issues facing California cities and counties and how they fared in Tuesday's election: Soda tax Background: Measures were on the ballot in San Francisco and Berkeley to levy taxes on sodas and other sugary beverages...
  • Medical marijuana could cost employees their jobs

    Medical marijuana could cost employees their jobs
    Even if medical marijuana becomes law in Florida, employees with debilitating medical conditions could be fired for using it – regardless of whether they have a doctor's approval. Amendment 2 contains no employee protections, lawyers say, beyond...
  • End America's failed war on marijuana

    End America's failed war on marijuana
    Regarding Daniel Takash's thoughtful commentary on marijuana laws, marijuana prohibition is indefensible ("Marijuana legalization is the only option," Oct. 27). If the goal of marijuana prohibition is to subsidize violent drug cartels, prohibition is...
  • Researcher: veterans with PTSD need med pot study

    Researcher: veterans with PTSD need med pot study
    Are people waiting for controlled, scientific research to determine whether marijuana has legitimate medical effects for various illnesses, notably post traumatic stress disorder suffered by countless military veterans? So is Dr. Suzanne Sisley, an...
  • Marijuana amendment poorly written

    Marijuana amendment poorly written
    While Amendment 2 may have good intentions — to provide relief to Floridians suffering from serious illnesses — the poorly written language of the amendment will have irreversible, unintended consequences on our reputation as a family-friendly...
  • No verdict after second day deliberations over accused Boston bomber friend

    No verdict after second day deliberations over accused Boston bomber friend
    A jury deliberated for a second day on Wednesday over whether a friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was too high on marijuana to have intentionally lied to investigators about his role in the aftermath of the 2013 attack. Federal prosecutors...