November 21, 2013 |
As a drug, marijuana has certain effects and, depending on why you're taking it, some side effects. And not everyone wants the whole package. New research finds that for patients who consider weed's buzz an unwanted side effect, the answer might be as simple as taking an ibuprofen with their tetrahydrocannibinol (or THC). A study published Thursday in the journal Cell both demonstrates and explains why common anti-inflammatory drugs, including ibuprofen and the prescription analgesics indomethacin and celecoxib (marketed as Celebrex)
November 2, 2013 |
Bernhard Goetz, the “subway vigilante” who set off a national debate about crime and race after he shot four black men in New York in 1984, has been arrested on drug charges. Goetz, 65, was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Friday in New York after he sold $30 worth of marijuana to an undercover officer outside his Manhattan apartment, police said. Goetz was arrested after he led the officer to his apartment building, went to get the pot from his apartment and sold it for $30, New York Police Department Det. Annette Markowski told the Los Angeles Times.
October 31, 2013 |
SEATTLE - When Washington state voters legalized recreational marijuana a year ago, Jeff Stewart saw an opportunity: After all, he figured, it's the rare industry that's born overnight with proven demand and little competition. But then the 37-year-old tech worker tried to find a warehouse where he could grow about 10,000 square feet of pot plants. What he found was that some cities in the Evergreen State had imposed moratoriums to keep out recreational pot while the foundation is being laid for the new industry.
October 30, 2013 |
TUCSON -- The parents of a 5-year-old Arizona boy are suing the state, seeking to treat their son's seizure disorder with marijuana extracts under the state's medical marijuana law. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the suit on behalf of Jennifer and Jacob Welton, parents of young Zander. The Weltons, of Mesa, want to force the state to include marijuana extracts, such as oil resins, as legal substances under a law approved three years ago by voters. The boy's severe epilepsy is one symptom of a rare, congenital condition.
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October 25, 2013 |
San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies arrested a marijuana dispensary worker but not a suspected street dealer when the two got into a confrontation about drug sales outside the store. It started about 9:30 a.m. Thursday as customers waited outside the Higher Healing Medical Center marijuana dispensary in Hesperia for the shop to open, authorities said. A 41-year-old Phelan man drove into the parking lot and began offering the dispensary customers marijuana, according to a sheriff's department news release.
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October 23, 2013 |
On the Venice Boardwalk, the pot hawkers come at you like carnival barkers. In their green scrubs, armed with business cards, they beckon passersby to enter their narrow shops. “Do you have a headache? A backache? Come on in, our doctor is very high quality,” a green-clad barker said. “Do you have cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine, insomnia or depression?” If you did, you were in luck. The doctor was in. The doctor is always in. Tuesday, I visited the Green Doctors, a hole-in-the-wall storefront next to Jody Maroni's Sausage Kingdom, where 40 bucks gets you a physician visit, and 25 bucks more gets you a medical marijuana card, the only legal way to buy pot in California.