Tag Archives: marijuana

Study Links PTSD and Brain Receptors Activated by Marijuana

A new study finds a connection between post-traumatic stress disorder and the number of cannabinoid receptors in the brain. These receptors are activated when a person uses marijuana. …

Colorado Passes First Laws Regulating Recreational Marijuana Market

Legislators in Colorado on Wednesday passed the first laws regulating the state’s recreational marijuana market, which will take effect in January 2014. Governor John Hickenlooper is expected to sign them by early June, The Wall Street Journal reports. …

Marijuana Businesses Deal in Cash, Creating Banking Woes

Financial institutions are avoiding dealing with marijuana businesses, even in states where the drug is legal. As a result, owners of these businesses are forced to institute cash-only policies, CNN reports. …

Government Hasn’t Made Progress on Most Drug Control Goals: Report

The Government Accountability Office found the federal government has not made progress on most goals for reducing drug use, which were outlined in the 2010 National Drug Control Strategy, UPI reports. …

Colorado, Washington State Struggle to Devise Marijuana Health and Safety Rules

Officials in Colorado and Washington state, which recently legalized the recreational use of marijuana, are struggling to devise health and safety rules for the drug. …

Colorado Court Rules Employees Can be Fired for Marijuana Use

An appellate court in Colorado ruled Thursday employees can be fired for testing positive for marijuana. Recreational use of the drug is now legal in the state. …

Colorado Officials to Consider Marijuana Taxes of Up to 30 Percent

This week Colorado officials will consider a proposal to require marijuana excise and sales taxes of up to 30 percent combined, The New York Times reports. …

Taking Marijuana in a Pill May Be Better for Pain Relief Than Smoking It: Study

A drug that contains the active ingredient of marijuana may be more effective for pain relief than the smoked form of the drug, a new study suggests. Researchers at Columbia University in New York also found the pill, dronabinol, created less of a high than smoked marijuana. …

Professional Marijuana Growers Find It’s Difficult to Make a Profit

Professional marijuana growers, who are facing high startup costs, operational challenges and state regulations, are finding it difficult to make a profit, according to The Wall Street Journal. …

Three People Injured by Gunshots at 4/20 Marijuana Celebration in Denver

Three people were injured when gunshots were fired at the first 4/20 marijuana celebration in Denver since Colorado legalized the drug last November. It was one of many such gatherings around the world, The Christian Science Monitor reports. …