Willie Nelson Is Done with Smoking Marijuana: ‘I Have Abused My Lungs’

Willie Nelson is putting his pot smoking days behind him. The 86-year-old country music legend said that he quit smoking marijuana due to his health issues. “I don’t smoke anymore. I take better care of myself,” Nelson told KSAT in San Antonio while on tour. Over the summer, he had to cancel his tour due to a “breathing problem.” “I have […]

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Most vaping deaths linked to THC devices, but experts still looking for root cause

With seven confirmed deaths among nearly 400 cases of a mysterious lung disease now linked to vaping, rumors are swirling about the dangers of e-cigarettes. In response to the spate of deaths, as well as the surge among high school students smoking e-cigarettes, two states have banned all flavored e-cigarettes other than menthol. While the deaths and rise in youth […]

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Ontario cannabis distributor cancels tender for same-day pot deliveries

TORONTO – Ontario’s government-run cannabis distributor has cancelled its tender for couriers to make same-day pot deliveries. The provincial corporation tasked with the online sale and distribution of recreational cannabis posted a cancellation notice on Friday via the Ontario government’s tender portal. The Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, which conducts e-commerce as the Ontario Cannabis Store, did not cite a specific […]

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Marijuana for morning sickness? It’s not great for baby’s brain

With a growing number of states legalizing recreational or medical marijuana, more women are using the drug during pregnancy, in part due to its reported ability to relieve morning sickness. A new study, conducted in rats, sheds light on how cannabis exposure affects the brain of a developing fetus. Previous research has shown children born to mothers who used marijuana […]

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Patients with or without cancer use different forms of marijuana, study finds

People with and without cancer are more likely, over time, to use a more potent form of medical marijuana with increasingly higher amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a new study shows. In a report publishing in the Journal of Palliative Medicine on March 26, researchers say that cancer patients were more likely to favor forms of medical marijuana with higher amounts […]

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New Jersey lawmakers near vote on recreational cannabis

Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana. The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate have scheduled votes for Monday. The vote, whose outcome remains unclear, comes after more than a year of mostly back-room wrangling since Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy came into office. Murphy campaigned on legalization, in contrast with his predecessor, Republican […]

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Liberal Hawaii decides again not to legalize marijuana

On the political spectrum, Hawaii is among the bluest of states. Democrats control all the levers of power at the state and federal levels, and voters back Democratic presidential candidates over Republicans by some of the widest margins in the U.S. The state has committed to the Paris climate agreement that President Donald Trump rejected and was the first state […]

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Andy Cohen Hasn't Smoked Pot Since His Son Was Born Three Weeks Ago: 'Not the Time for That'

These days, Andy Cohen‘s focus is on his 3-week-old son Benjamin Allen. During a Wednesday chat with Howard Stern for the latter’s SiriusXM show, the new dad opened up about how he hasn’t smoked marijuana since welcoming his baby boy via surrogate on Feb. 4. “No … not since the baby,” Cohen, 50, told Stern of giving up the activity when […]

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Parents: Keep medical marijuana dispensaries away from kids: About 3/4 of parents say dispensaries should not be near schools

With medical marijuana now legal in about two-thirds of U.S. states, there’s growing concern about how dispensaries may impact surrounding neighborhoods and communities. And parents in a new national poll overwhelmingly agree on one place dispensaries should not be allowed: anywhere near children. Seven in 10 parents think they should have a say in whether dispensaries are located near their […]

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Evers wants to decriminalize marijuana, legalize medical use

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday that his budget will include proposals to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use and legalize medical marijuana. The new Democrat governor said it was time for Wisconsin join more than 30 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing medical marijuana. The governor, who previously advocated for decriminalizing marijuana, […]

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