Tag: marijuana

Baltimore to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession Cases

BALTIMORE — Marijuana is officially against the law in Maryland but Baltimore’s top prosecutor said on Tuesday that she would stop prosecuting marijuana possession cases within the city limits, regardless of quantity, and seek to vacate almost 5,000 convictions. The announcement by Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore, follows […]

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Does Cannabis Use Cause Schizophrenia?

Nearly a century after the film “Reefer Madness” alarmed the nation, some policymakers and doctors are again becoming concerned about the dangers of marijuana, although the reefers are long gone. Experts now distinguish between the “new cannabis” — legal, highly potent, available in tabs, edibles and vapes — and the […]

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This TARDIS Grows Weed with Artificial Intelligence, PART 2

Editor’s Note: Richard Metzger is a connoisseur of cannabis, and recently started growing his own. He’s test-driving high-end rig good for small-scale grows from Cloudponics. This is not a sponsored post, Boing Boing is not getting anything from Cloudponics. Metzger’s just really *that* enthusiastic about weed, and so far he likes the Cloudponics setup. Here’s […]

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Where the (Legal) Weed At? More States Eye Cannabis Legalization

Photo: iStock It seems as though we are reaching the point where cannabis will eventually be legal all across the United States. In a complete departure from the person he is looking to replace, U.S. Attorney General nominee William Barr said in his Senate testimony Tuesday that he would not […]

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This TARDIS Grows Weed With Artificial Intelligence

Editor’s Note: Richard Metzger is a connoisseur of cannabis, and recently started growing his own. He’s test-driving high-end rig good for small-scale grows from Cloudponics. This is not a sponsored post, Boing Boing is not getting anything from Cloudponics. Metzger’s just really *that* enthusiastic about weed, and spoiler alert, so far he likes the Cloudponics […]

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What Advocates of Legalizing Pot Don’t Want You to Know

Marijuana seems to be on an unstoppable march to legalization in the United States. New York and New Jersey are racing to join the 10 states that already allow recreational use of cannabis. Some 65 percent of Americans favor legalization, and several potential Democratic candidates for president support ending federal […]

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Marijuana Decriminalization in Maryland Has Not Stopped Implicit Bias nor Institutional Racism Against Black People

Photo: iStock Although marijuana has been decriminalized in the state of Maryland, black people in Baltimore are still disproportionately arrested for cannabis offenses according to an analysis of Baltimore Police Department data supplied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Baltimore Fishbowl worked with the Baltimore Institute for Nonprofit Journalism and […]

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Is CBD Helpful, or Just Hype?

Suddenly, CBD is everywhere. CBD, short for cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic component of cannabis and hemp, is being promoted as the latest miracle cure. Enthusiasts rave about its supposed anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant and, well, anti-everything-you-don’t-like effects. You can get your CBD in a cocktail (a “Stoney Negroni” is being served at […]

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Study: THC in cannabis linked to genetic mutations in sperm

Today I learned that using cannabis can lower a fella’s sperm count: those looking to partake in parenthood should take note. But that’s not the only thing that cannabis can do to your swimmers. According to scientists from Duke University, using marijuana can cause genetic changes to sperm cells–something that could have far-reaching consequences for […]

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Study Shows Big Rise in Teen Vaping This Year

A steep rise in nicotine vaping over the past year, accompanied by widespread minimizing of its potential harm, dominated the findings of a closely watched annual survey of American teenagers, released Monday. The vaping increase was so precipitous, researchers said, that it was the largest annual jump in the use […]

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d: Canada’s Grand Cannabis Experiment Has Set Scientists Free

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — When Canada fully legalized recreational cannabis on Oct. 17, the internet giddily reimagined the CN Tower in Toronto peeking out from a thick haze and swapped the flag’s red maple leaf for its jagged-edged green cousin. Outsiders might titter about an entire populace turning into potheads, […]

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Pot sales may be legalized in DC now that Democrats have the House

WASHINGTON — Now that Democrats control the House of Representatives, D.C. could have the ability to change its marijuana laws, potentially allowing for legal pot sales in the District. During a news conference Wednesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser said it was something she would push for in early 2019. “We will prepare a tax-and-regulate scheme to […]

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Marijuana Industry Gets High as Jeff Sessions Resigns

The cannabis industry is celebrating the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday afternoon. Sessions resigned at the request of President Donald Trump. Though his resignation had no connection to drug policy, Sessions was known favor strong enforcement of existing federal laws against marijuana, and Trump was said before the election to be preparing […]

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Canadian government growers can’t keep up with Alberta’s demand for weed

While cannabis may now be legal to smoke, sell and possess across Canada, the demand for bammy is harshing the buzz of many an Albertan. According to the CBC, certified cannabis suppliers are having a hell of a time trying to keep up with demand. The problem is cropping up at a time when the […]

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