Category «Cannabis»

Legalized marijuana turns Colorado resort town into homeless magnet

NOW PLAYINGNew poll shows shift on marijuana legalization From his sidewalk vantage point in front of an outdoor equipment store in downtown Durango, Colo., Matthew Marinseck has seen a transformation in this mountain resort town. The picturesque town near the New Mexico border, once a vibrant, upscale community dotted with luxury hotels, is being overrun …

Marijuana May Boost, Rather Than Dull, the Elderly Brain

Credit: Christina Hempfling Getty Images Picture the stereotypical pot smoker: young, dazed and confused. Marijuana has long been known for its psychoactive effects, which can include cognitive impairment. But new research published this week in Nature Medicine suggests the drug might affect older users very differently than young ones—at least in mice. Instead of impairing …

Congress Gives Jeff Sessions $0 To Go After Medical Marijuana Laws

It’s the latest sign that a major federal crackdown on state pot laws isn’t likely. WASHINGTON ― Congress, once again, is blocking the Justice Department from spending any money that interferes with state medical marijuana laws. In their newly unveiled budget bill, lawmakers included a provision, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, that allows states to …

Florida’s medical marijuana deal goes up in smoke

TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – Unable to bridge a gap over how many marijuana dispensaries the state should have, Florida lawmakers Friday failed to pass legislation that would have created a framework to carry out a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana for a wide variety of patients. Implementation of the voter-approved amendment now rests in the hands …

Challenging Congress, Trump Suggests He May Go After Medical Marijuana

As reported by Bloomberg, twenty-nine states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico allow medical marijuana use. In the budget that President Donald Trump signed on Friday, Congress provided no funds for federal enforcement against state medical marijuana laws. However, in a statement that Trump also signed on Friday, he indicated that he may ignore the …

The Weed Parties Around Coachella 2017 Offer a Happy High For Weekend 2

EXPAND What a lovely day for a (cannabis) tea party Mary Carreon Orange County and Long Beach brought the party to the desert this year in terms of weed. Last weekend Irvine-based ganja-monolith, Weedmaps, held their private Marijuana-Oasis party where flower-crowns strewn with nugs and pre-packed joints were given away. This weekend Irvine-based Culinary & …

Marijuana legalization support at all-time high

By Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto A recent CBS News poll shows support for legalizing marijuana is higher than ever. Sixty-one percent of Americans think marijuana use should be legal, a five-point increase from last year and the highest percentage ever recorded in this poll. Eighty-eight percent favor medical marijuana …