Five years after Colorado first legalized recreational marijuana, a study shows pot’s bad effects are sending more people to the emergency room. Inhaled marijuana caused the most severe problems at one large Denver area hospital. Marijuana-infused foods and candies, called edibles, also led to trouble. Patients came to the ER with symptoms such as repeated […]
Colorado adults’ use of marijuana now greatly exceeds the national average, and the state raked in more than $6 billion from pot products since 2014.
Seventy miles northwest of New York City is a hospital that looks like a prison, its drab brick buildings wrapped in layers of fencing and barbed wire. This grim facility is called the Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Institute.
Ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana use, and another eight look likely to do so in 2019. I favor the move but am troubled by the gateway to it: All these jurisdictions first passed laws permitting the use of “medical” marijuana.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced several marijuana- related actions, including actions regarding scientific research and scheduling of marijuana, as well as principles on the cultivation of industrial hemp under the Agricultural Act of 2014.
By David Oliver | Associate Editor, Social Media July 25, 2016, at 3:17 p.m. | US News Legalizing pot is having unintended effects in Colorado – namely, sending it into children’s hands. And it’s mostly happening after kids consume marijuana-laced goodies, like brownies, cookies and candy. The JAMA Pediatrics study study released today found that […]
By Morgan Manella, special to CNN Updated 12:29 PM ET, Thu February 25, 2016 Story highlights Marijuana-related ER visits are on the rise in Colorado, especially among out-of-state visitors Experts say more education is needed for consumers at pot retailers Colorado legalized retail marijuana in 2012 and sales began in 2014 (CNN)Weed-related emergency room visits […]
The Gazette’s Editorial Board breaks down the results revealed in a new federal report on problems of public health and safety associated with, and caused by, marijuana use. Read the full article at Gazette.com
Man sued after Dish Network fired him for testing positive, even though drug is legal in state By DAN FROSCH Updated June 15, 2015 4:43 p.m. ET The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that employers lawfully can fire workers for using marijuana when they’re not on the job, even though the drug is legal in the […]
For the first time in US history, all nine former Federal drug enforcement leaders who served in both Democratic and Republican administrations have joined together to appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States. The former Administrators of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today filed an amici curiae brief urging the Supreme Court to consider […]