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Marijuana Use

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  • Medical marijuana eases some MS symptoms, neurologists report

    Medical marijuana eases some MS symptoms, neurologists report
    There is strong evidence that medical marijuana pills may reduce symptoms of spasticity and pain reported by multiple sclerosis patients, but little proof that smoking pot offers the same benefit, according to new alternative treatment guidelines released...
  • Why Kentucky is fighting for hemp in federal court

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is suing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other federal authorities in a fight over hemp seeds. Here's a look at why officials who had planned to be at a farm Friday will instead be in a courtroom. What...
  • Panel discusses issue of heroin in collar counties

    Panel discusses issue of heroin in collar counties
    Steve Lunardi, Jr., recently told a standing-room-only crowd in Lake Forest how he started drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana while attending Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, and then became a heroin addict. "It took over my life. … It'...
  • FBI director takes heat for marijuana comments

    FBI director takes heat for marijuana comments
    Marijuana users won't be welcome at the FBI anytime soon, the agency's director said Wednesday. The loosening of restrictions on pot in some states has forced the FBI to reject qualified applicants because of a policy that bars them from having used the...
  • Student's death in Colorado raises questions on pot and health

    Student's death in Colorado raises questions on pot and health
    DENVER — It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room with three of his buddies. They had come from their small college in Wyoming looking for an adventure. No one is...
  • California's pot industry poses dangers

    I found the article on the poisoning death of a scientist's dog one of the most frightening things I have read in ages. ("Was poisoning of scientist's dog a warning from Humboldt pot growers?," May 10) For decades, local, state and federal officials...
  • Hash oil brewing leads to fiery explosions, charges in Colorado

    Hash oil brewing leads to fiery explosions, charges in Colorado
    Corbin Braithwaite couldn't believe his kitchen had exploded. “I wasn’t even playing with fire,” the hospitalized Braithwaite told a Colorado sheriff's detective. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post stated...
  • Colorado pot law bans smoking in public. But what's public?

    Colorado pot law bans smoking in public. But what's public?
    During the campaign to legalize marijuana in Colorado, backers of the drug promised it would be regulated the same as alcohol. Now, however, many Coloradans and pot tourists are discovering that attempting to smoke marijuana outside the privacy of a...
  • Teen spice user: 'It's the new crack'

    Teen spice user: 'It's the new crack'
    NEWPORT NEWS — Spice took over his life in middle school. Nothing else mattered. Being high became the norm. At 12, he picked up his first cigarette. Soon the Newport News teen, now 18, was smoking marijuana, too. "Cigarettes and weed," he said in...
  • A 'munchies' cafe? California needs to fix its medical marijuana mess.

    A 'munchies' cafe? California needs to fix its medical marijuana mess.
    I was driving down Burbank Boulevard in Van Nuys the other day and noticed a new sign outside a cafe. On the billboard was a smiling marijuana leaf and an advertisement for “munchies,” or wraps with names like “Green Crack” and...
  • Colorado legislators approve 'pot banks' to serve marijuana industry

    Colorado legislators approve 'pot banks' to serve marijuana industry
    Colorado lawmakers have approved the creation of the country’s first financial system that caters to the marijuana industry -- legal on the state level but not on the federal level. The lack of federal authorization has inhibited pot-related...