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Marijuana Does Not Mess With Your Brain, New Study Says

Some studies have concluded there are links between chronic marijuana use and changes in the human brain. But new research from Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Missouri, and Kings Colle...

For College Students, Summer Brings the High Life

A study billed as a "first-of-a-kind" look at drug use among the college crowd found that there's a season for toking. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) looked at drug us...

Weed Could be Bad for Your Seed

A new study suggests that weed could be bad for your man-seed. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen looked at the sperm counts of 1,215 men aged 18 to 28. About 45 percent of those men used marijuana ...

Dispensary Areas Send More People to Hospitals, Study Says

In California, neighborhoods with more dispensaries send more people to hospitals for marijuana-related issues, a new study has found. No big surprise. But we found some flaws. The University of Pittsburg...
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Long-Term Pot Use Can Indeed Cause Weight Gain

It seems like the jury on marijuana and weight gain has been out for a while. Cannabis is known to increase appetite, sure, but most daily tokers you know are skinnier than Justin Bieber. A new study attempt...

Bill to Protect Transplant Patients From Pot Discrimination Passes

Medical marijuana users who need an organ transplant are often taken off waiting lists if their pot use is discovered. A proposed California law would prevent doctors from discriminating against medical pot ...

White House Removes Roadblock to Marijuana Research

The White House this week removed a major hurdle for marijuana researchers, the loathed Public Health Service (PHS) Review. The review meant that each individual request to use pot for legitimate university ...
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Medical Legalization Doesn’t Make Kids Do Pot, Study Says

One of the biggest arguments of the anti-legalization crowd is that kids will eventually get their hands on marijuana if we make it easier to obtain. A new study published in Lancet Psychiatry, however, conc...
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Retail Marijuana Analysis Reveals Interesting Results

After several reports of people becoming ill after ingesting marijuana-infused foodstuffs in Colorado back in May of last year, the state initiated a regulation that requires all of those types of products to b...

Medical Pot Users Don’t Enter ‘Gateway’ to Harder Drugs

Marijuana is supposed to be the great gateway drug. Except it isn't. Opening the door to this natural "herb" for patients in need isn't anymore likely to lead to heroin addiction than caffeine, at least acco...

Pot DUI Swab Shot Down by California Lawmakers

An ill-conceived proposal to let cops use a marijuana swab during DUI stops was shot down by California lawmakers recently. The legislation by Tom Lackey of Palmdale would have established a THC blood level....

Pot DUI Swab Could be Coming to Roads Near You

The science to determine if you're high behind the wheel just isn't there yet. THC can stay in your system for days after you've smoked, and a THC blood test can determine your high, even when you're not. ...

Synthetic Pot is Back

In 2011 the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration banned so-called synthetic marijuana, and it was one of the few times we actually cheered on the jack-booted thugs of America's misguided drug policy. Why? ...

Weed Haters Take On Dr. Sanjay Gupta

If you've ever watched CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta lately, then you know he's a big supporter of medical marijuana legalization across the land. His latest marijuana special, "Weed 3," aired on the eve of 4/20. I...