| Aug 8, 2013
The pressure to legalize marijuana is growing.
Domestically two states, Colorado and Washington, have legalized the recreational use if marijuana. Another 20 have approved its use for medicinal purposes.
In Mexico the issue is growing in...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The state can't have it both ways. Since it introduced (George) Zimmerman's statements to the (Sanford Police Dept.) dispatcher and Detectives Serino and Singleton into evidence in which he says he was suspicious of (Trayvon) Martin was because of his.......
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:05 AM
For Mike Graham, what started as an aggravation of an old football injury led to a number of failed spinal fusion surgeries before doctors decided to implant a pump to regularly release doses of morphine to try to ease his chronic pain.
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:21 PM
The growing popularity of marijuana has propelled a rise in drug use among Americans, including those in their 50s and 60s, a recently released national survey shows.
Marijuana remains the most common drug, and it increased in popularity from 2007 to...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:04 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move marijuana advocates hailed as an historic shift, the Obama administration on Thursday began giving U.S. states wide leeway to experiment with pot legalization and started by letting Colorado and Washington carry out new...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:15 AM
The Marijuana Policy Project recently surprised NASCAR fans with an ad pushing recreational marijuana use. The commercial not only mimicked a beer ad to point out the hypocrisy of legalizing alcohol and not marijuana, it also made a case for why marijuana...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Tavern owner Frankie Schnarr takes a long draw from his bottle of Coors Light and scans his sports bar, listening to billiard balls rattle and a pinball machine explode with points.
Suddenly, there's that smell: musky-sweet,...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 2:23 PM
More adolescents are using pot and they increasingly believe that the drug is benign. Those are the findings from the latest annual survey of eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders put out each year by the University of Michigan and funded by the National...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:32 PM
If it goes through, we'll see a trade-off. Increases in addiction, crime and family dissolution along with assorted benefits. But enough about the proposed expansion of casino gambling in Illinois. Today I want to talk about the inevitability of...
| May 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The story: New evidence in George Zimmerman case: Trayvon texted about being a fighter, smoking marijuana The meat: Defense attorneys in the George Zimmerman case today released evidence they discovered on Trayvon Martin's cell phone, including text...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Amanda Bynes was arrested Thursday after she allegedly tossed a bong out of her Manhattan apartment window, police said.
The "What I Like About You" star was reported to police at about 7:40 p.m. after an employee at the 47th Street high-rise where...