Somewhere between 15 and 17 million Americans are using cannabis (marijuana). Cannabis is the most popularly used illicit drug in this country. Not only are plenty of Americans already using the drug, but with cannabis becoming legal in several states, use is likely to continue to rise. Teens are not legally allowed to use cannabis [...]
Two Democratic lawmakers want states to have a say in how they tax and regulate the sale and use of marijuana. Colorado’s Jared Polis and Oregon’s Earl Blumenauer are set to introduce two new bills in the House that affect the way marijuana is legislated today. According to a recent Reuters report, one bill would [...]
In recent years, the use of marijuana as an unofficial treatment of mental illnesses has been on the rise. The chemical properties of cannabis produce effects that can temporarily act as a mood enhancer, which may produce short-term relief of symptoms in disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety cluster disorders. The chemical composition [...]
The dust and the fallout from the recent U.S. presidential elections may be over, but the results of voting in two states means that recreational use of marijuana is now legal – in the states of Washington and Colorado, that is.
When most people think about driving under the influence, they likely think about drunk driving. While drunk driving is a chronic, widespread public safety problem, it only represents part of the story regarding impaired driving. Increasingly, drug experts, law enforcement officials, and public health officials have started to focus their attention on the driving risks [...]
Vending machine companies in Washington and Colorado may soon have a new and more profitable product to include in their line of offerings. A California company hopes to one day get their product into vending machines to cater to a whole new vending customer – the recreational marijuana user.
With marijuana legalization and decriminalization being voted in throughout the country, this drug is being talked about by many. Nearly half of the states in the US have voted to legalize the drug for medical purposes, raising questions about licensing, safe usage, prescriptions, and driving while under the influence. Many municipalities across the country have [...]
Historians believe that cannabis has been a cultivated crop since humans first took to agriculture. The agricultural revolution took place around 10,000 years ago, and rope made out of cannabis plant fibers has been found with pottery dated to 8,000 BC. Astrophysicist and author Carl Sagan, in his book The Dragons of Eden, Speculations on [...]
According to an article in the Daily Mail, scientists have discovered a switch in your brain which might explain why smoking pot causes addiction and psychosis in more than one out of ten users. Aberdeen University Researchers discovered a genetic change in the body’s brain switch. It was most likely inherited from the first early [...]
Rob Mullens, Oregon Ducks current Athletic Director says the team is actively looking into possible drug use allegations with their student athletes. Mullens recently issued a response to a story in a recent issue of ESPN Magazine that talked about teammates and marijuana smoking.