Marijuana Related Posts

Every year, more than 1.5 million drug arrests are made in the United States. The majority of these arrests are specifically for drug possession, which is the crime of having one or more illegal drugs in possession for personal use, sale or distribution. Because of this serious problem, many areas are decriminalizing drugs such as […]

While much of the current discussion around marijuana is related to legalization for recreational use, it’s important not to overlook the topic of medical marijuana. While Colorado and Washington State recently passed legislation making pot use legal for casual imbibers without a medical marijuana card, marijuana is already legal for medical purposes in 20 states […]

It sounds perfectly nice: A natural plant that is said to be a safe, legal substance that produces a high similar to that of marijuana. But the truth is far from the reality. In fact, spice is anything but nice. The term “spice” refers to a wide variety of herbal mixtures that produce effects similar […]

Marijuana became legal for recreational use in Colorado on New Year’s Day 2014, but will it be a cash cow for local government? It’s estimated that the state will take in approximately $184 million in tax revenue from marijuana in the first 18 months after legislation, according to a report from the state’s Joint Budget […]

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Decriminalizing the sale of pot in the United States is definitely a divisive issue. While many addiction treatment professionals work hard to break the stigma of substance abuse and educate the public about the disease of addiction, increased access is worrisome. The legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington is a move the DEA’s […]

“We should not be locking up kids or individual users for long stretches of jail time when some of the folks who are writing those laws have probably done the same thing,” Is the public perception of pot changing? And will a statement from President Obama help to make that shift? Early in 2014, just […]

Is there a link between marijuana use and mental illness? Parents, teachers and other authority figures are quick to warn teens of the dangers of marijuana use, but of all the side effects cited, mental illness rarely gets a mention. Should it? Research conducted in the past decade has looked at just that, focusing on […]

As recreational marijuana use becomes legal in several states and the push continues for expanded legalization, law enforcement has a new issue to deal with: spotting impaired drivers. As drunk driving has gained awareness and public service announcements to warn against driving while alcohol impaired have become the norm, the breathalyzer has become the standard […]

The fashion and design worlds have always seemed to have a fascination with drugs and drug culture. From the flower-powered designs of the 1960s to heroin chic in the ‘90s, there’s a knowing wink by designers. The latest to take on trend is Jonathan Adler. Christmas shoppers can choose from a variety of drug-related items […]

In the race to find a new high, some drug enthusiasts are turning to something called butane hash oil (aka BHO). This potent marijuana concentrate is far from what is found in a typical joint, though. In fact, BHO can exceed 80 percent THC content, compared to smoked marijuana, which averaged a THC content of […]