25 People Hospitalized Saturday Night After Using Synthetic Weed

With 25 people hospitalized Saturday night after using synthetic weed, New York police are on the hunt for the “runner” they believe is responsible for selling the dangerous and potentially deadly drug. For the residents of Brooklyn, where the overdoses occurred, synthetic cannabis has become a real menace. But even though selling the drug, often

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Florida Man Killed by Exploding Vape Pen

One recent incident may cause vape lovers to think twice about their favorite hobby after a Florida man was killed by exploding vape pen, becoming the first e-cigarette death in U.S. history. According to a government report, 38-year-old Tallmadge Wakeman D’Elia, a former CNBC television producer, was discovered in his home by local fighters, after

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Proposed Law Allows Access to Medical Marijuana in Illinois Schools

One of the most controversial issues surrounding medical marijuana is whether or not children should have access to it. While certain states allow pediatricians to recommend cannabis, new dilemmas come to light. For example, should pediatric medical marijuana patients be permitted to take their medication on school grounds? In Illinois, a sixth-grader who depends on

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Marijuana by the Numbers

Examining cannabis through the available data gives us certainty. Numbers are precise. Statistics settle arguments and help place issues into context. So we’re taking a closer look at cannabis data in terms of arrests, use, cultivation, availability and consumption to find out what the numbers tell us about marijuana in the United States. According to

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Hilary Duff Puts Her Weed-Smoking Neighbor on Blast on Instagram

Hilary Duff is ‘coming clean’ with her neighbors. According to the Younger star, her neighbor has been smoking a lot of weed. And this former teen queen is far from 4/20 friendly. This week, Hilary Duff put her weed-smoking neighbor, the now infamous Dieter Addison, on blast through an onslaught of Instagram trolling. Here’s why you shouldn’t

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Danish Politician Calls for the Decriminalization of Cannabis, ‘Hard Drugs’

A leading Danish politician with the opposition Social Democrats is breaking with his party’s position on cannabis and calling for the decriminalization of all drugs in Denmark. MP Henrik Sass Larsen made the remarks in a new book lambasting the Danish government’s efforts to control drugs and outlining the merits of comprehensive drug decriminalization. Larsen’s

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Arizona Governor Greenlights Industrial Hemp Farming Pilot Program

Hemp, once grown around the world, has been persecuted for decades. But Arizona lawmakers are working to bring this versatile crop back. This week, the governor of the Grand Canyon state just re-legalized hemp farming. Here’s a closer look at the pilot program laying the seeds for economic growth. Hemp Has Been Illegal Since 1937 1937

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NYC Mayor Announces ‘Overhaul and Reform’ of Marijuana Enforcement Laws

New York City has long been under pressure to reform its policing. A few months ago, the New York Police Department released some alarming statistics showing that an overwhelming majority of people arrested for marijuana were people of color. Since then, the City Council ruled that the NYPD must publish arrest data. Today at a

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Global Study Finds Tobacco, Alcohol More Harmful Than Illicit Drugs

A new report from the Society for the Study of Addiction found that alcohol and tobacco are far and away the most harmful substances used around the world. The report culls together data from the World Health Organization, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Even though there

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Historic Canadian Theater May Be Converted To High-End Dispensary

A major marijuana manufacturer has begun the permitting process that would turn one of Calgary’s most iconic theaters into one of the coolest dispensaries in Canada. Not only would the location be historic, but the dispensary would, reportedly, be high-end. Here’s how Calgary’s downtown is evolving with legalization. The Palace Theatre Is One of Calgary’s

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