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Marijuana Use

Why We Must Stop Pretending Pot Is A Harmless Elixir

Michael Mulligan | Posted 06.03.2014 | Fifty
Michael Mulligan

For some teens, the world of intoxicants is inviting because it gives them a group to belong to. Alienated or rejected by others, feel like you don't belong? Start drugging and drinking and there's a peer group that out there that will, however unhealthily, embrace you.

Fear and Loathing in the Middle Ages

Marion Winik | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Marion Winik

I got in bed and fell immediately into a deep sleep. Then, at some dark and silent hour of the January night, I bolted awake. What's happening? Moments later, sensing the strange environment inside my brain, I realized what it was. I was tripping balls from that damn cookie!

These Are The Words Most Often Used To Describe Cocaine, LSD, And Other Drug Experiences

Posted 03.05.2014 | Arts

Thanks to popular depictions of drug use in film, many of us have come to associate various controlled substances with their moments on the silver scr...

'9 Percent of Those Who Use Cannabis Become Dependent' Is Based on Drug War Diagnostics and Bad Science

Sunil Kumar Aggarwal | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science
Sunil Kumar Aggarwal

The origin of this figure is research by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the federal drug abuse research institute, published in a 1994 article in the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. The problem is that their survey was chock-full of bias.

Alcohol Has Killed Thousands Of People Since This Morning. Pot Use Has Killed Zero Since Forever.

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

A new website launched this month is comparing the direct death tolls from marijuana and alcohol use. If you click over to Since This Morning, you'...

The Illegal Drug Used The Most Around The World

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living

LONDON — Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug used worldwide, but addictions to popular painkillers like Vicodin, Oxycontin and codeine ki...

Poll On Marijuana Use May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

Support for legalizing marijuana for recreational and medical use is growing nationwide, but a recent Gallup survey found that this shift hasn't corre...

The 'Stoner' Stereotype: Myth or Reality?

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

Marijuana is not a harmless drug. It has measurable and predictable effects that, at least in some users, interfere with their ability to learn, remember, pursue goals and make the most of life.

Don't Fire Teachers for Private Marijuana Use

Amanda Reiman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Los Angeles
Amanda Reiman

Every time a well-intentioned lawmaker adds another collateral sanction or lifetime punishment for a drug violation, they advance the New Jim Crow, and further arm the drug war.

Rand Paul: Pot Will Make You Lazy, Stupid

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) recently weighed in on marijuana use and policy during an interview with the Hoover Institution, warning of negative effects fr...

Teens Pick Pot Over Cigarettes

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.14.2013 | Teen

SEATTLE -- Washington high school students who participated in a statewide survey say they are twice as likely to smoke marijuana as cigarettes, and t...

Caroline Fairchild

Job Seekers Testing Positive For Drugs At Highest Rate Since 2007

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

Job applicants are testing positively for drugs at rates not seen since 2007. According to data given exclusively to The Huffington Post by Quest D...

Anthonia Akitunde

Are You Too Old For Pot?

HuffingtonPost.com | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 03.26.2013 | Fifty

In late November, University of Colorado police officers ticketed a man found passed out behind the wheel of his rental car in front of the university...

Can Our Experience With Tobacco and Alcohol Teach Us How to Protect Children From Pot if Marijuana Is Legalized?

Sue Rusche | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Sue Rusche

If marijuana is legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol, we will repeat history -- and allow a commercial marijuana industry to literally dumb down the precious minds of generations of children.

Nearly 1 In 5 High Schoolers Drink, Smoke, Use Drugs During School

Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

About 17 percent of American high school students are drinking, smoking or using drugs during the school day, according to a new study by the National...

Who Still Supports the Drug War?

Chris Ladd | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

Last month Pat Robertson, televangelist and long-time icon of the religious right, announced that it's time to legalize marijuana. The firestorm of shock and indignation from all sides ... never materialized. Not a whimper.

Still Not Enough Signatures?

Posted 02.03.2012 | Denver

The Colorado Secretary of State's office determined that the "Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol" campaign fell short of the necessary amount of valid si...

What's The Number One Reason For Arrest In New York City?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The NYPD has been unkind to the possessors of 'kind bud'. Marijuana possession was the top reason for arrests in New York city in 2010, according t...

Teen Marijuana Use Up, Alcohol Use Down

AP | Posted 12.16.2011 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- America's teens are using more marijuana and less alcohol, according to an annual government study of eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders ac...

Scratch N' Spliff: Dutch Use Odorized Stickers In Drug Campaign

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a government effort to curb what is perhaps their nation's best-known vice, Dutch households will soon receive marijuana-scented scratch-and-sniff ...

Ryan Grim

WATCH: Drug Czar Confronted At Press Conference

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than 850,000 people were arrested for marijuana violations in 2009 -- the second biggest haul in American history, according to the annual Unifor...

Marijuana Shrinks Your Brain: Study

Reuters | Will Dunham | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ong-term heavy use of marijuana may cause two important brain structures to shrink, Australian researchers said on Monday. Brain scans showed the hip...

You Don't Have to Use Marijuana to Celebrate 4/20 or Support Legalization

Tom Angell | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics
Tom Angell

Some people think that only marijuana users should worry about the impact of our marijuana laws. In truth, we all pay for the enormous costs of enforcing marijuana prohibition.