Maryland Considers Drug Decriminalization

The state of Maryland is considering drug decriminalization. On Tuesday Maryland's House of Delegates was scheduled to hold the state's first ever legislative hearing on eliminating criminal penalties for su...

Can Pot Help Heroin Addicts Quit?

A new study suggests that those hooked on opioids, including heroin and prescription pain killers, can find some help in the form of marijuana. Researchers at Columbia University looked at opioid patients fo...

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...

Fewer Heroin Deaths in Marijuana States

It's not clear if marijuana legalization has helped opioid users clean up their acts, or if it has simply provided an alternative to heroin and prescription painkiller abuse. But one thing is clear, accordin...