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Marijuana Use

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  • Fixing Md.'s marijuana law [Editorial]

    Fixing Md.'s marijuana law  [Editorial]
    Maryland's legislature decided to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for a few reasons. Lawmakers concluded that police and prosecutors should not be focusing their attention on what is increasingly viewed by the public as a relatively...
  • Malloy, Foley Clash In Debate Over Taxes, Economy

    Malloy, Foley Clash In Debate Over Taxes, Economy
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican business executive Tom Foley clashed Tuesday night on the economy, jobs, and education in their second major televised debate. In a last-minute, lightning-round question that Foley said caught him off guard, both...
  • Seattle moves to vacate every marijuana summons issued this year

    Seattle moves to vacate every marijuana summons issued this year
    Seattle officials are making a push to vacate every summons issued for smoking or possessing marijuana in public in 2014 after reports that one police officer issued more than 80% of the tickets this year. Kimberly Mills, a spokeswoman for Seattle...
  • Philly officials reach deal on bill to decriminalize pot

    Philly officials reach deal on bill to decriminalize pot
    PHILADELPHIA — The Nutter administration and City Councilman James Kenney have reached a compromise on a bill that will reduce penalties for possession of marijuana in Philadelphia. The compromise calls for a separate offense — and penalty...
  • For some parents, legalization complicates how to talk about pot

    Laurie Ritchie prides herself on being an open-minded parent. She voted in favor of legalizing marijuana two years ago. She started talking to her daughters about drug use around the same time. She hasn't stopped. Now that recreational pot is legal in...
  • Anxious parents are no reason to keep marijuana illegal

    To the editor: The article provides several examples of a substantial increase in the demand from parents and community groups for resources to discuss marijuana usage with kids post-legalization in Colorado. ("For some parents, legalization complicates...
  • Parents, here's what you need to know when talking to kids about pot

    Kelly Kerby is a licensed mental health counselor and chemical dependency professional who works at Eckstein Middle School in Seattle. Inga Manskopf manages the Prevention WINS Coalition at Seattle Children's Hospital. For parents in states where...
  • Philadelphia City Council poised to pass bill decriminalizing marijuana

    Philadelphia City Council poised to pass bill decriminalizing marijuana
    The Philadelphia City Council is expected to pass a bill decriminalizing marijuana next week, after a review of drug arrests showed that city police were overwhelmingly targeting black men and women when enforcing marijuana laws, city officials said...
  • Florida doctor injected meth, traded pill scripts for drugs and cash, records allege

    Florida doctor injected meth, traded pill scripts for drugs and cash, records allege
    One said the doctor injected himself with meth. Another said Dr. Gregory Gooden liked to smoke marijuana while drinking alcohol. Statements from those two alleged witnesses, along with surveillance and other detective work, led to charges last week...
  • Doctor could lose license over fake cannabis eligibility form

    Doctor could lose license over fake cannabis eligibility form
    A Highland Park doctor could lose his medical license after state regulators alleged that he issued a fake medical cannabis eligibility form to a 79-year-old patient who paid him $250. Dr. Joseph Starkman in 2013 required the patient to pay a fee of...
  • 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...