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Marijuana Vending Machine by Calif. Company

Marijuana Vending Machine by Calif. Company

David McNew/Getty Images(ALISO VIEJO, Calif.) — A California company hopes to make medical marijuana a little easier to obtain and to control.Dispense Labs, a division of the Dispensary Group, unveiled Autospense Friday, an automated dispensary that d…

Can Social Media Get More Pot Users to Admit They’re Lighting Up?

Can Social Media Get More Pot Users to Admit They’re Lighting Up?

LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images(SAN FRANCSICO) — The number of young adults who smoke both tobacco and marijuana may actually be higher than some recent surveys have suggested, according to a new study.Researchers from the University of California, San …

Granny ‘Drug Kingpin’ Busted in Oklahoma

Granny ‘Drug Kingpin’ Busted in Oklahoma

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Silver haired and sweet faced, Darlene Mayes looks like many grannies but according to police, she is one of Oklahoma’s biggest drug kingpins.Her operation went up in smoke this week, when police entered her home and found 4…

Effortless Weight Loss? Blocking Brain Chemical Helps Mice Stay Slim

Effortless Weight Loss? Blocking Brain Chemical Helps Mice Stay Slim

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Blocking a marijuana-like chemical in the brain could help fuel effortless weight loss, according to the findings of a new study performed on mice.Researchers at the University of California at Irvine engineered mice to h…

Pot Smoking Raises Risk of Fatal Car Crashes

Pot Smoking Raises Risk of Fatal Car Crashes

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Driving after smoking pot can double a person’s risk of being in a serious or fatal car crash, according to a review of studies published Thursday in the British Medical Journal.While it may seem like the revie…

Marijuana Smoke Not As Damaging As Tobacco, Says Study

Marijuana Smoke Not As Damaging As Tobacco, Says Study

Hemera/Thinkstock(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — Occasionally puffing the magic dragon does not appear to have long-term adverse effects on lung function, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.Researchers from the…

Snoop Dogg Arrested in Texas

Snoop Dogg Arrested in Texas

Maury Phillips/WireImage(SIERRA BLANCA, Texas) — Snoop Dogg was arrested in Texas over the weekend after a police dog sniffed out marijuana on his tour bus.Authorities tell TMZ that Snoop’s bus was stopped in Sierra Blanca, the same small town in West…

200 Million People Use Illicit Drugs, Study Finds

200 Million People Use Illicit Drugs, Study Finds

Doug Menuez/Thinkstock(SYDNEY) — Roughly 200 million people worldwide use illicit drugs such as marijuana, amphetamines, cocaine and opioids each year, according to a new study. The figure represents about one in 20 people between the ages of 15 and 6…

Struggling Presidential Candidate Switches Parties

Struggling Presidential Candidate Switches Parties

Matthew Simmons/WireImage(SANTA FE, N.M.) — Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson made little headway as a Republican candidate for president, so now he’ll run as a Libertarian.The two-party system, he says, is rigged for the wealthiest and best-kno…

Teen Smoking, Drinking Down; Marijuana Use Up

Teen Smoking, Drinking Down; Marijuana Use Up

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Teen smoking and drinking is currently at historically low numbers, a trend which experts say can be attributed to successful anti-smoking and drinking efforts throughout the past decade.A new report from the Natio…

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