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Casual Marijuana Use Now Legal in Colorado

Casual Marijuana Use Now Legal in Colorado

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DENVER) — Rocky Mountain High will take on a whole new meaning now after Colorado on Monday officially made the use and possession of marijuana legal for residents 21 and older.Colorado follows Washington state, which formally l…

Two Colorado College Students Face Assault Charges over Pot Brownies

Two Colorado College Students Face Assault Charges over Pot Brownies

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOULDER, Colo.) — Two University of Colorado Boulder college students are facing multiple felony charges, including assault, after allegedly giving marijuana-laced brownies to an unsuspecting professor and classmates during &ldq…

Day One of Legal Pot Marred by Deaths at Alleged Wash. Growing Center

Day One of Legal Pot Marred by Deaths at Alleged Wash. Growing Center

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — The first day of legal marijuana use in Washington State was marred by an attempted robbery ending with two deaths at an alleged pot-growing facility just south of Seattle.The possession of pot became legal in the sta…

The Wacky Pot Law That Failed in Oregon

The Wacky Pot Law That Failed in Oregon

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize pot — but why not Oregon?All three voted on marijuana-legalization ballot initiatives, and Washington and Colorado passed them by 10-percentage-point mar…

What Happens If Washington State Legalizes Pot?

What Happens If Washington State Legalizes Pot?

Hemera/Thinkstock(OLYMPIA, Wash.) — Washington state probably won’t influence the 2012 presidential race, but voters there could still leave the next president in a haze.On Tuesday, Washington may very well become the first state to legalize the posse…

Marijuana Use Tied to Testicular Cancer Risk

Marijuana Use Tied to Testicular Cancer Risk

iSrtockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Young men who use marijuana have a higher risk of testicular cancer, a new study found. The study of 455 Californian men found those who had smoked pot were twice as likely to have been diagnosed with testicular …

Marijuana Use Tied to Testicular Cancer Risk

Marijuana Use Tied to Testicular Cancer Risk

iSrtockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Young men who use marijuana have a higher risk of testicular cancer, a new study found. The study of 455 Californian men found those who had smoked pot were twice as likely to have been diagnosed with testicular …

Marijuana Use Tied to Testicular Cancer Risk

Marijuana Use Tied to Testicular Cancer Risk

iSrtockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Young men who use marijuana have a higher risk of testicular cancer, a new study found. The study of 455 Californian men found those who had smoked pot were twice as likely to have been diagnosed with testicular …

Italian Police Find Pot Farm in Abandoned Rome Subway

Italian Police Find Pot Farm in Abandoned Rome Subway

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ROME) — Italian police said they have discovered $3.7 million-worth of marijuana in a sprawling, sophisticated pot farm hidden deep in an abandoned, Mussolini-era section of Rome’s subway system.Authorities said they stumb…

US Judo Fighter Expelled After Testing Positive for Marijuana

US Judo Fighter Expelled After Testing Positive for Marijuana

MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — American judo fighter Nicholas Delpopolo was expelled from the Olympics today for failing a drug test, which he said was caused by mistakenly eating something that had been baked with pot. “My positive test was…

Pro-Pot Activists Put Pat Robertson on Marijuana Billboard

Pro-Pot Activists Put Pat Robertson on Marijuana Billboard

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.) — Pat Robertson is high, about 30 feet off the ground on a billboard in Colorado.Proponents of legalizing marijuana in the state have used Robertson’s face on an electronic billboard along Interstate…

CDC: Marijuana Use More Common Than Cigarette Use Among Teens

CDC: Marijuana Use More Common Than Cigarette Use Among Teens

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Marijuana use among high school students is on the rise while cigarette use remains the same, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual survey of teens and risky behavior.”For the first t…

President Obama and His Pot-Smoking ‘Choom Gang’

President Obama and His Pot-Smoking ‘Choom Gang’

Kevin Winter/NBCUniversal/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Unlike Bill Clinton, Barack Obama never tried to say he didn’t inhale.In his 1995 memoir “Dreams of My Father,” Obama writes about smoking pot almost like Dr. Seuss wrote about eat…

Four Tons of Pot Found Floating Off California

Four Tons of Pot Found Floating Off California

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — More than four tons of marijuana — reportedly worth more than $3 million — was found floating listlessly off the coast of Southern California with no suspected owners in sight, authorities said. A boater spotted…

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…

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…

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