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1 hr ago | KFVS12

Patients to start applying for medical marijuana

One unanswered question about a new state law legalizing medical marijuana is just how many Illinoisans will actually ask for permission to use it.


5 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Driving stoned? States prep for marijuana DUI

As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths.


Related Topix: Drugs, Washington DC

5 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

As states liberalize marijuana laws, will toking before driving boost highway deaths?

Safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize their marijuana laws.


5 hrs ago | SFGate

5 things to know about driving on marijuana

The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states - Colorado and Washington - and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel.


Related Topix: Drugs

9 hrs ago | Medical News

Study compares harms of marijuana use with alcohol use

The study found that for high school seniors, alcohol consumption led to unsafe driving and compromised relationships with peers, while marijuana consumption was found to compromise relationships with authority figures Growing public support for marijuana legalization in the U.S. has led to public debate about whether marijuana is "safer" than ... (more)


Related Topix: Drugs, Health

12 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Video: Growing pains: Inside a Colorado recreational marijuana store

Colorado recreational-pot store owner Brian Ruden says his business is experiencing the growing pains of an emerging industry.


Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Motley Fool

Is Medical Marijuana the Answer to Lowering Healthcare Costs?

Comparatively speaking the United States has the highest healthcare costs of all 34 countries in the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

The New Zealand Herald

NZ@Noon: Teen's medical marijuana project

Claudia Cooke , 15, is calling for trials of medical marijuana to help her sister Kristal, who has severe epilepsy.


WWBN-FM Burton

Medical Marijuana May Be Reducing Prescription Painkiller Deaths

It's possible that legalizing medical marijuana has resulted in states having fewer deaths due to painkiller overdoses.


Related Topix: Drugs

KHQA-TV Quincy

Iowa police say fast-food laced with THC

Police in southeast Iowa say lab tests have confirmed the presence of THC, the intoxicating chemical found in marijuana, in a burger bought last April at a local fast-food restaurant.


Related Topix: Life, Fast Food, Food

Greenwich Citizen

John Morgan: The man behind the medical pot drive

In this March 25, 2014 file photo provided by Lauren Matthews, Tampa Bay Young Republicans Executive Director Lacey Wickline interviews personal injury lawyer John Morgan about his campaign to legalize medical marijuana during the group's monthly meeting in Tampa, Fla.


Related Topix: Tampa, FL

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Arizona Cops Seize $455,000 from Medical Marijuana Patient

In March 2013, Steve Oates' home in Goodyear, Ariz. was stormed by police, SWAT, and DEA agents because of a marijuana grow room in the guest house.


Related Topix: Drugs, Home Listing, Home, Goodyear, AZ, Drug Enforcement Administration, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Erie Times News

Conservative lawmaker aids medical marijuana push

Folmer pored over studies and news articles while his wife, Sheila, wondered why he lingered at their computer all weekend.


Related Topix: Drugs, Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Monterey County seniors finding pain relief in medical marijuana

CARMEL >> In the middle of the day, as she performs household tasks while listening to her favorite music, an unusual thing happens to Bobbe Meyer, an 86-year-old Monterey Peninsula resident who has struggled for years with acute pain from arthritis.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Arthritis, Geriatric Medicine

The China Post

Kai Ko offers up an apology for his 'stupid choice' of smoking marijuana

Kai Ko made a big mistake the first time he lit up a joint two years ago, the 23-year-old actor told a press conference Saturday in Taipei, where he remorsefully apologized for using the drug again this month and ending up detained in Beijing for two weeks.


Related Topix: Drugs, World News, Taiwan

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Medical marijuana applications posted for businessMedical marijuana...

Medical marijuana applications posted for business The official applications have been posted for aspiring medical marijuana businesses in Illinois.


Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Agriculture, Science

KTVK Phoenix

Does medical marijuana reduce opiate deaths?

It is the most common reason people seek medical marijuana: chronic pain. And while the jury may still be out on just how effective it is, a new study says medical marijuana appears to be having a positive effect on another health risk, which is killing Americans at a record rate.


Related Topix: Drugs, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Medicine

Jason Draizin, head of Plainview-based, arrested on drug charges

Lake Success police pulled over Jason Draizin on the Long Island Expressway and officers say they found cocaine, Ecstasy and marijuana.


Related Topix: Drugs

The Arizona Republic

Wash. judge upholds local pot business bans

A judge says cities in Washington state can ban licensed marijuana businesses, even if they're allowed under state law.


Related Topix: Fife, WA, Tacoma, WA, Pierce County, WA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Inside Bay Area

California marijuana market poised to explode

Looking around last week at the exhibitor showroom of CannaCon, the huge marijuana-business expo held outside Seattle, Greg James had something of an epiphany: The pot industry in America is growing like, you guessed it, a weed.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Oakland, CA