Tag Archives: marijuana

“G-Pen” Vaporizer Used for Medical Marijuana Becoming Popular With Teens

A device used for medical marijuana, called the “G-Pen,” is becoming popular with teens, MyFoxNY reports. …

Uruguay Legislators Approve Bill to Legalize Marijuana

Legislators in the lower house of Uruguay voted to approve a bill to legalize marijuana, The New York Times reports. The country’s Senate is expected to approve the bill as well. President José Mujica supports the measure. …

Economic Status Early in Life May Influence Smoking, Drinking Patterns

Young adults who grew up in poverty are more likely to smoke than their peers who grew up in more economically secure homes, but they are less likely to binge drink, a new study suggests. …

Ad Promoting Marijuana Legalization Removed From Spot Outside NASCAR Race

A video ad promoting the legalization of marijuana was pulled from a screen outside a NASCAR event at the Indiana Motor Speedway Friday, several hours after it began running, USA Today reports. …

New NCAA Marijuana Testing Policy Goes Into Effect This Week for College Athletes

The National Collegiate Athletic Association will implement a new policy on August 1 that lowers the threshold for what determines a positive marijuana test, The Baltimore Sun reports. …

Hawaii Case Mixes Religion and Marijuana

A case to be argued in Hawaii federal court mixes religion and marijuana, according to The New York Times. The founder of the Hawai’i Cannabis THC Ministry was among several people to be indicted on charges that include conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana. …

Addiction Should be Treated as Public Health Issue: Kerlikowske

Addiction should be treated as a public health issue, National Drug Control Policy Director R. Gil Kerlikowske told participants of a conference on prescription drug abuse Thursday. …

Parents Who Support Easing Marijuana Laws Want it Illegal for Those Under 21

A new survey finds many parents favor either legalizing marijuana for recreational use, or decriminalizing the drug, while 70 percent support legalizing medical marijuana. Most parents say the legal age for marijuana use should be 21, USA Today reports. …

Commentary: After Legalization, Regulation

Majorities of voters in both Colorado and Washington State passed ballot initiatives approving marijuana for recreational use this past November, and in each state, lawmakers have struggled to implement a post-legalization regulatory framework that makes sense, and that protects children and teens. …

Experts Concerned Recreational Marijuana Laws Will Allow Sale of Hash

Substance abuse experts are concerned that the new recreational marijuana law in Washington state will allow the sale of hash, a strong and potentially dangerous marijuana extract, the Associated Press reports. …