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Could Second-Hand Pot Smoke Make You Fail a Marijuana Test?
Science has the answer.
Marijuana Farms Are Poisoning This Mink-Like Animal With Rodenticide
The fisher, a rare mammal the size of a cat, is at risk from eating poisoned rats on pot farms
The Good, the Bud and the Ugly: What 20 Years of Research Teaches Us About Cannabis
Mostly, that we were right about weed back in 1993—it’s not great for you.
'The Culture High' Shows Insanity of War on Weed
It’ll also make you laugh, and maybe even cry.
Reporter Goes Out in Blaze of Glory
The reporter, Charlo Greene, said she would dedicate her time to promoting Alaska's Ballot Measure 2 to regulate marijuana like alcohol
Teens Getting High a Little Less Often; No One Knows Why
P.S. marijuana is still cool, though
Weed-Smoking Teens 60 Percent Less Likely to Finish High School, Study Says
Long-running studies correlate suicide attempts and educational obstacles with marijuana use among teenagers
What Happens When Teens Smoke Pot?
A new study examines the social impacts of pot and alcohol use in this age group.
High Times...With the Federal Government?
A branch of the NIH is calling for eligible parties to grow marijuana for research
In States With Medical Marijuana, Painkiller Deaths Drop by 25%
Researchers suggest that substituting pot for pills could be saving lives.
Drug Legalisation in the UK Is a Question of Time
After reform in the US and Europe, the chair of the UK’s inter-party drug policy group says change is inevitable
Is New York Too Corrupt for Medical Marijuana?
One co-sponsor of New York’s medical marijuana law warns the pot business could be vulnerable to pay-to-play politics
Hey Friendo: Coin-Flipping Cop's Anti-Weed Crusade
The officer called Washington's new marijuana laws "silly," and flipped a coin when issuing citations
The Devil Is in the Diesel
Silicon Valley is trying to solve one of the country’s last remaining marijuana problems
D.C. Decriminalizes Marijuana, But Congress May Halt Future Legalization Efforts
Washington D.C. drops fine for possession of small amounts of marijuana to $25 in an effort to alleviate racial bias in arrests
Man Fired After Buying Legal Weed Will Get Job Back
Mike Boyer lost his job after his employer saw TV footage of him buying recreational marijuana in Spokane, Washington
In Washington, Supply of Legal Weed Can't Meet Demand
Experts predict marijuana to sell out within hours as Washington becomes 2nd state where recreational use is legal
Washington State Moves to Keep Recreational Pot From Kids
Washington state is requiring child-resistant packaging on marijuana products and prohibiting images that appeal to children
Pope Francis Speaks Out Against Legalization of Marijuana and Other Drugs
"The problem of drug use is not solved with drugs," Pope Francis told participants at a drug enforcement conference in Rome.
Police Burn 23 Tons of Marijuana in Albanian Village
Sacks of confiscated weed burned, spirals of smoke visible across Lazarat
Maureen Dowd's Weed Shaman Says She Was Warned
The New York Times columnist's awful drug experience takes another strange turn
Deaths Prompt Colorado Crackdown on Pot Infused Food
A Colorado children's hospital said it has seen an uptick in the number of admissions of children who ingested marijuana-laced foods
Meet the First Food Truck That Can Legally Get You Stoned
The Samich Truck will offer its customers “four-star-quality food items infused with 30 to 100 mg of THC” in states where weed is legal
How Many Congressmen Does it Take to Light a Joint?
The marijuana industry is trying to convince Congress it should be treated like any other business
Cocaine Usage Way Down, but Marijuana Picks Up the Slack
RAND estimates about 6 million Americans smoked daily or near daily
Banks Won't Get Busted for Dealing With Pot Vendors
The Justice Department issues guidelines for banks on how to handle clients that sell drugs
Wall Street's Reefer Madness
Even National Geographic has a section on its website devoted to “marijuana gold rush videos”
Why the IRS Will Love Legal Pot
Marijuana sales approach that of cigarettes. Tax receipts are nada.
Taking the High Road
For stakeholders in a the widening debate over how best to implement new drug laws, "green DUIs" are a point of contention.