Category: Marijuana

The Connection Between Tobacco, Drugs & Marijuana

The drug landscape is changing in many ways today. Legislation is shifting around marijuana use, and awareness on the dangers of tobacco use has become an ingrained part of the cultural consciousness. Given these factors, new research has begun with the hopes of exploring the ways that combined drug use impacts one’s motivation to quit using tobacco or cannabis either jointly or independently, given the different ways that these substances... Read More

The Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana continues to be a hotly debated topic throughout the United States as more and more Americans are legally accessing the drug. As new states have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, some have criticized these decisions, implying that the legalization of cannabis for medical purposes is merely a “back door” method of legalizing the drug for recreational use. However, research has shown that individuals are not just using the... Read More

California Voters to Consider Marijuana Legalization

When Californians head to the polls on Nov. 8, they won’t only be helping to determine who the next president of the United States will be. They will also be deciding if California will become the fifth U.S. state to legalize the sale, possession, and use of marijuana by adults. The combination of California’s size, financial strength, and cultural clout suggests that the vote to legalize marijuana could be a... Read More

Drug Use on the Job

Here in the Golden State, our communities bustle with a wealth of opportunity. There are countless ways to advance professionally, working alongside leaders in a variety of industries. Here in California, we’re proud of our workforce and all they’ve accomplished, but beneath the surface of career success and economic viability lies an unfortunate truth. Californians from all walks of life suffer from the negative impact of addiction, and countless individuals... Read More

Lessons From John Lennon and His Song, “Cold Turkey”

“Temperature’s rising Fever is high Can’t see no future Can’t see no sky My feet are so heavy So is my head I wish I was a baby I wish I was dead Cold turkey has got me on the run My body is aching Goose-pimple bone Can’t see no body Leave me alone My eyes are wide open Can’t get to sleep One thing I’m sure of I’m at... Read More

Study Says Marijuana may Lower IQ

The million dollar question: does marijuana really have negative long-term effects? The Brain Drain For years, scientists have been debating whether marijuana use has negative long term effects on the brain. Over two decades and 1,037 participants later, we just might have the evidence to prove that marijuana does indeed cause cognitive decline. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in August 2012 asserts that... Read More

What the Fox [Marijuana] Really Says!

So you’ve seen the video, What Does the Fox Say, right? After my friends started talking about it, I decided I needed more information. Where would I go—except to YouTube, my secret best friend that has saved me from looking like an ancient relic if I ask dumb questions of my music-savvy children? What I saw was crazy!! (Ok, I’m taking into account that this was not written in the United... Read More

Synthetic Marijuana: An Unexpected Killer

Killer on the Loose With three people dead and many more sick, medical professionals and citizens of Colorado alike are baffled by the deaths linked to the legal drug-synthetic marijuana. Officials have reported approximately 75 cases of illness reported since the beginning of August potentially linked with synthetic marijuana usage in the Denver and Colorado Springs area. Popularly known as Spike, as well as many other catchy brand names, synthetic... Read More

Breaking News: New Hampshire Legalizes Medical Marijuana

New Hampshire government Maggie Hassan signed a bill Tuesday making New Hampshire the 19th state and the last remaining state in New England to legalize medical marijuana. Qualified patients—such as patients with cancer or multiple sclerosis—are allowed to obtain up to two ounces of marijuana from state-sanctioned dispensaries, but they are not allowed to grow marijuana at home. Govern Hassan remarks that the state will provide “strong regulatory oversight and... Read More

New: Marijuana Without the High

A recent study touting a new version of marijuana could be just the push needed to help legalize medical marijuana: marijuana without the high. Researches in Israel found a way to reduce the amount of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, to less than 1%, while adding 15.8% of cannabidiol, the “good” substance in marijuana that has medical benefits. The Impact of Highless Marijuana Is this a breakthrough? The psychotic... Read More

Sacramento Restaurant Spikes Desserts with Weed

It seems like the recently failed marijuana legalization did nothing to dampen the efforts of weed dealers as they continue to find creative ways around the law enforcement. The latest one discovered this morning disguises itself behind America’s most beloved foods: desserts. Farmer’s Daughter restaurant right here in northern California (Sacramento) seemed like your typical dining establishment until dessert time–when patrons knew to ask for the house “baked goods.” Yep, these... Read More