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Science

Marijuana and mental health: Examining a complicated relationship

A blue haze swirled around Jaime Weidmann as the TV droned on. Another day, another high. But this day in 2016 would be different. Her boyfriend was fed up with her verbal abuse and refusal to get a job — Weidmann hadn’t worked in five years. Tired of enabling her marijuana addiction, he kicked her

Legal Beat

Recent K9 Actions involving large Seizure of Marijuana Loads

On January 7, 2021, around 9:15 AM, a YCSO K9 Unit conducted a moving violation traffic stop on east I40 near Ash Fork, Arizona. During contact with the driver, 50-year-old Phatsavong Rasasy from Alabama, the deputy could detect an odor of marijuana from the interior of his red Toyota Highlander. Rasasy was extremely nervous and

Health

Public Health Expert: San Fran’s Vaping Ban ‘Makes No Sense’

A leading public health expert and anti-smoking advocate calls the San Francisco vote to ban smoking and vaping in residential apartments “the opposite of what we should be doing” to improve health outcomes. The San Francisco board of supervisors voted 10-to-1 to prohibit smoking of traditional cigarettes as well as vaping, but they exempted cannabis

Legal Beat

House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters call a failed policy of criminalizing pot use and taking steps to address racial disparities in enforcement of federal drug laws. Opponents, mostly Republicans, called the bill a hollow political gesture and mocked Democrats for

Opinion

Opinion: Drugs (Except Nicotine) Win on Election Day

Americans sent a clear message on Election Day that it is time to end the war on drugs. Every ballot measure to decriminalize or legalize drugs received overwhelming approval from voters. There was, however, one notable exception: nicotine. Voters in five states approved marijuana legalization measures. Arizona, New Jersey and Montana approved recreational marijuana, South Dakota legalized

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