Author: Paul Stevens

How Safe Is Marijuana?

How Safe Is Marijuana? – The Bottom Line Even though the laws are shifting, the debate over legalized marijuana continues. Although some say marijuana is just as safe as, or even safer than alcohol, others argue that pot causes a lot more harm than just a serious buzz. “I don’t think we can definitively say it is safe,” says Jeanette Marie Tetrault, MD, FACP. She’s an assistant professor of medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine. READ MORE Is Marijuana Harmful to Health? No one is saying marijuana is totally safe. But is it so bad for you...

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Marijuana Breathalyzer In The Making

Four Western States and the District of Columbia have now legalized recreational marijuana, and nineteen other states currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. The growth is only beginning with many more states expected to legalize marijuana for recreational use in 2016. This growing legalization brings with it multiple questions about safety and driving while high. By now, we all know not to drink and drive. It has become relatively common knowledge that the legal limit for alcohol while driving in all states is a .08, or around 3 drinks dependent upon your weight. However, smoking and driving...

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Marijuana Legalization In Depth

When it comes to laws regulating marijuana, it can get a little fuzzy. Since the drug is legalized on different grounds between the federal and state law, many may not know where pot is legal for recreational use, where it is legal for medicinal use and where it flat out is not legal at all. The entire landscape of marijuana in the United States is changing, and according to a Gallup Poll, 51 percent of Americans think it should be legal. Recreational use of the drug is currently legal in Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and the District of Columbia....

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Congress Quietly Ends Federal Government’s Ban On Medical Marijuana

The War on Medical Marijuana is Over The bill’s passage represents “the first time in decades that the federal government has curtailed its oppressive prohibition of marijuana,” the measure’s co-author, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, told the LA Times. READ MORE Under the provision, states where medical pot is legal would no longer need to worry about federal drug agents raiding retail operations. Agents would be prohibited from doing...

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