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Marijuana Use

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  • Amid marijuana safety concerns, Colorado unveils pot vending machines

    LITTLETON, Colo. — In the posh resorts of Vail Valley, where celebrities are as common as the paparazzi who stalk them, a machine has suddenly stolen the limelight. Meet Zazzz, thought to be the nation's first identity-verifying marijuana...
  • Medical marijuana referendum supporters mobilize

    Medical marijuana referendum supporters mobilize
    One of the hottest political campaigns of 2014 will kick into high gear this weekend as proponents of legalizing medical marijuana mobilize for a day of political organizing. From locations in Fort Lauderdale, West Delray and 11 other communities, they'...
  • Smoke weed, turn into a pothead? Not so fast.

    Los Angeles Times Opinion LA blogger Paul Whitefield argues that a just-released study reporting differences in the brain scans of marijuana consumers versus non-users may just validate the stereotype that those who ingest the substance become "potheads."...
  • Potential for heart attack, stroke risk seen with marijuana use

    Potential for heart attack, stroke risk seen with marijuana use
    Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems associated with the use of marijuana, and nearly 2% of those encounters were with patients...
  • Smoked pot safe? Supporters blowing smoke: Front Burner

    If trial lawyers and out-of-state billionaires have their way, Florida will join states like California and Colorado by creating a massive industry selling things like marijuana cookies, lollipops and candies — all in the name of "medicine." In...
  • Off-the-clock pot use shouldn't be grounds for firing, poll finds

    Off-the-clock pot use shouldn't be grounds for firing, poll finds
    Sixty-four percent of Americans said it would be wrong to fire employees for off-the-clock marijuana use in states where the drug is legal, according to a new poll.  A similar percentage also said the same about employees drinking during non-work hours,...
  • Pot burger? One Wendy's fast food item had a pungent surprise inside

    Pot burger? One Wendy's fast food item had a pungent surprise inside
    A quick stop for a hamburger at a Wendy’s in Lovejoy, Ga., gave one customer a snoot full of reasons to rethink her fast-food decision. When the customer noticed an unusual smell coming from the burger, she opened the bun and found a partially...
  • Could Alaska be next to legalize pot? Voters to decide in August

    Voters in Alaska this summer will have a third chance to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The Alaska Division of Elections released data Tuesday showing that the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana in Alaska has collected enough signatures to...
  • Prosecutors: Man held in abuse case victimized 2 others

    Prosecutors: Man held in abuse case victimized 2 others
    An Elmwood Park man accused of fondling a teenage boy and taking lewd pictures of him has been charged with sexually abusing another victim and trying to get a second teenage boy to send him nude photos, authorities said. Lionel Jackson, 28, was arrested...
  • Coming soon: A preview of a new, legal marijuana landscape in the U.S.

    Coming soon: A preview of a new, legal marijuana landscape in the U.S.
    Mark Kleiman is a UCLA public professor and a go-to guy when it comes to drug policy analysis; it’s a field he’s studied for years, including the consequences and mechanics of the pendulum swings of criminalizing and legalizing marijuana....
  • Mizeur's marijuana plan deserves consideration [Commentary]

    Mizeur's marijuana plan deserves consideration [Commentary]
    When Montgomery County Del. Heather Mizeur, who's running for governor, unveiled a proposal to tax and legalize sales of pot, most of the reactions from Maryland politicians were muted — with one Frederick County delegate providing a...