Posts Tagged "Marijuana"

JUST RELEASED: Majority Now Supports Legalizing Marijuana →

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For the first time in more than four decades of polling on the issue, a majority of Americans favor legalizing the use of marijuana. A national survey finds that 52% say that the use of marijuana should be made legal while 45% say it should not.

Pot smoking not tied to middle-age mental decline - Mother Nature Network →

In the study, past and current users of marijuana actually scored higher on memory tests than those who didn’t use the drug.

thedailyfeed:

Legalizing medical marijuana has no effect on how often kids get high, a new study suggests. 

If legalizing marijuana did in fact compel more kids to get high, one would expect to see Rhode Island teens lighting up at a higher rate after the drug’s legalization in 2006, relative to kids in Massachusetts, where the drug remains illegal.

The study found no such correlation. In both states, teen consumption stayed at around 30%, every year, between 1997 and 2009.

One possible reason for this, Choo speculated, is that those who use medical marijuana aren’t exactly the kind of people teens seek to emulate.

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thedailyfeed:

Washington, D.C., has the highest rate of alcohol abuse in the country, but where do the nation’s biggest binge drinkers, pot users and cigarette smokers congregate? Here’s a map of our sins.

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9 P.M. (PBS or Online) Frontline: The Pot Republic

California’s “Green Rush,” is it legal, and is “the party” coming to an end?

MARCY DOLIN: I’m lying on my bed, smoking a joint. I smoke about eight a day, and eat a marijuana cookie before I go to sleep at night. I like the peanut-butter ones. I’ve been using marijuana for about 35 years, ever since I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It takes the pain and muscle spasms away. Without it, I would be living on morphine and other horrible drugs. I couldn’t do that to my family. That’s no life, and I would have ended it. That’s the truth. I used to take a drug called Neurontin, and I just never stopped crying. I was in a fog, totally depressed. I told my doctor that I was going back to just marijuana; he said he would have me arrested if he could. What are they going to do? I’m 71 years old. Are they going to put me in jail? I’m not hurting anybody. It’s just here in my own house.

The New York Times

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ABC News Projects that California's Prop 19 Will Go Up in Smoke →

abcworldnews:

We couldn’t resist the bad joke as we head into the early hours of Wednesday