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Marijuana Use

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  • 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...
  • Fort Lauderdale trains for 'active shooter'

    Fort Lauderdale trains for 'active shooter'
    City of Fort Lauderdale employees are being trained this week by two police detectives in how to handle an active shooter. It's a first for the city, city spokesman Chaz Adams said. "With the rise in active shooter incidents across the country,'' said...
  • Cities planning ahead for legalized medical marijuana

    Cities planning ahead for legalized medical marijuana
    Several South Florida cities are preparing for the day when Florida legalizes marijuana for medical use. No matter that the ballot initiative won't go before voters until November: Pembroke Park recently became among the first to consider how to...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Supporters of marijuana legalization misread history [Commentary]

    Supporters of marijuana legalization misread history [Commentary]
    Support for decriminalizing recreational marijuana use and increasing its medicinal availability spreads like an oil spill. Colorado and Washington's decriminalization, coupled with President Barack Obama musing that marijuana is no more dangerous than...
  • State Senate votes to decriminalize marijuana

    State Senate votes to decriminalize marijuana
    Possession of small amounts of marijuana would be treated as a civil offense rather than a crime under a bill that passed the Senate Friday. The vote was 36 to 8. The measure now goes to the House of Delegates, where similar legislation last year failed...