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Marijuana Use

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  • One ex-pothead does not evidence for marijuana's dangers make

    One ex-pothead does not evidence for marijuana's dangers make
    Susan Shapiro's anecdotal experience with cannabis — describing her past use as "an extreme addiction" — is anomalous. Most people who experiment with pot do not become dependent upon it. In truth, most users who try marijuana voluntarily...
  • Dianne Feinstein's pot prohibitionism is so 20th Century

    To the editor: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) reminds me of the dowager at Downton who was dragged into the 20th century kicking and screaming over the newfangled invention of a telephone because she didn't understand it. ("Sen. Dianne Feinstein...
  • Tourette's Dropped From List Being Considered For Medical Marijuana Use

    Tourette's Dropped From List Being Considered For Medical Marijuana Use
    — Connecticut's Medical Marijuana Program could be broadened to allow patients who suffer sickle cell disease, chronic pain after back surgery and severe psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Tourette's disorder, however, will not be added to the...
  • New Orleans bash, pot bring down UCF fraternity

    New Orleans bash, pot bring down UCF fraternity
    In the month before one of the University of Central Florida's oldest fraternities was shut down, its members were investigated for throwing an illegal party on Bourbon Street and for marijuana use at its off-campus house, documents showed Thursday. On...
  • Is marijuana really as dangerous as heroin and LSD? Finally, a welcome legal review

    Is marijuana really as dangerous as heroin and LSD? Finally, a welcome legal review
    A federal judge has done what Congress and the Obama administration have failed to do — open a discussion on whether marijuana should continue to be listed as a Schedule 1 drug, a classification that is supposed to be used only for the most...
  • Survey: Farmington Students Overestimate Alcohol And Drug Use Among Peers

    FARMINGTON — Local students "dramatically" overestimate alcohol and drug use by their peers, according to results of a recent school survey. "There's this gap between perception and reality and it's a big gap," said Ed Manfredi, the school system's...
  • Pediatricians group cautions about medical pot for sick kids

    Pediatricians group cautions about medical pot for sick kids
    With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians...
  • Witness says he saw Briseno shoot victim

    Witness says he saw Briseno shoot victim
    HAMMOND--When Carlos Orta got into a car with Juan Briseno and two other members of the Imperial Gangsters one night in February 2010, he only thought they were going to be enjoying a marijuana blunt together. But the night took a turn, Orta testified...
  • Cannabis hedge funds join the green rush

    Cannabis hedge funds join the green rush
    The frenzy in the cavernous Green Valley Ranch Resort ballroom might have passed for any confab of entrepreneurs pitching their business plans to pokerfaced angel investors — until an organizer took the podium for a public service announcement....
  • 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...
  • 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...