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marijuana study group holds first new hampshire meeting


concord, n.h. (ap) — a commission studying the potential impact of legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana for recreational use in new hampshire is starting its work. the legislature created the commission earlier this year, and it will hold its first meeting on tuesday. members include lawmakers, representatives from several state agencies and industries, including banking, […]






vermont marijuana commission to begin legalization study


waterbury, vt. (ap) — the vermont commission that’s going to study the best way to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state is holding its first meeting. the 13-member marijuana advisory commission is scheduled to hold its first meeting thursday at public safety headquarters in waterbury. republican gov. phil scott created the commission […]






study: marijuana use increases risks of stroke, heart failure


marijuana use increases the risk of stroke by 26 percent and heart failure by 10 percent, a new study has found. cardiologist aditi kalla and her team at the einstein medical center in philadelphia will present their findings on saturday at a meeting of the american college of cardiology in washington, d.c. it’s stone cold […]






legalized marijuana blamed for uptick in car crash claims


a recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. the highway loss data institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released thursday that collision claims in colorado, washington, and oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years...






study links legalized pot with increase in car crash claims


denver (ap) — a recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. the highway loss data institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released thursday that collision claims in colorado, washington, and oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana sales began when compared […]






millennial advisory council holds first meeting with sununu


concord, n.h. (ap) — new hampshire gov. chris sununu has held his first meeting with his newly created millennial advisory council. the wednesday night meeting in concord included 25 participants from around the state, born between 1980 and 2000. the concord monitor reports (http://bit.ly/2yib5yv ) members are being asked to deliver a report to the […]






new hampshire police issue annoyed press release after pot arrest


a new hampshire police department has issued a public service announcement with an odd mug shot after a man was arrested with marijuana in his car.






police issue annoyed press release after pot arrest


hampstead, n.h. (ap) — a new hampshire police department has issued a public service announcement with an odd mug shot after a man was arrested with marijuana in his car. hampstead police said in a release monday, “as a public service announcement — it is illegal to possess recreational marijuana in new hampshire, even if […]






federal ban on marijuana has created “regulatory vacuum” says new study


a study by temple university finds the "patchwork of regulatory strategies" with state medical marijuana laws is hindering full understanding of the potential benefits and harms of cannabis for medical uses. but the study authors say it could provide a chance to redefine federal oversight of research efforts.






federal ban on marijuana has created ‘regulatory vacuum’ says new study


a study by temple university finds the "patchwork of regulatory strategies" with state medical marijuana laws is hindering full understanding of the potential benefits and harms of cannabis for medical uses. but the study authors say it could provide a chance to redefine federal oversight of research efforts.






trump holds cabinet meeting -- live updates


president holds a meeting with members of his cabinet at the white house






the dangers of smoking synthetic marijuana


teens using synthetic marijuana were more likely to use other illicit drugs and alcohol and have higher risks of displaying violent behavior, according to a new study released in the journal pediatrics monday. the study, conducted by the centers for disease control and prevention, also found young p...






study: states with legalized marijuana see increase in car crash claims


a recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana in colorado, washington, and oregon.






medical marijuana patients report reduction in use of prescription drugs


some medical marijuana patients in illinois say the drug has allowed them to reduce or eliminate their use of other prescription medication, a new study reports. the study by depaul and rush universities was small, with 30 participants, and involved only those who volunteered to respond to the...






medical marijuana patients report reduction in use of prescription drugs


some medical marijuana patients in illinois say the drug has allowed them to reduce or eliminate their use of other prescription medication, a new study reports.the study by depaul and rush universities was small, with 30 participants, and involved only those who volunteered to respond to the topic,...






regional transit board holds final meeting


five-county group raised nearly $1 billion to fund metro-area system.






kids in medical marijuana states more likely to try vaping, edibles: study


a new study by researchers at dartmouth has found that adolescents living in medical marijuana states with a plethora of dispensaries are more likely to have tried new methods of cannabis use, such as edibles and vaping, at a younger age than those living in states with fewer dispensaries. the study will appear in the […]






study: national medical marijuana laws would save lives — and a billion taxpayer


a fascinating study in health affairs last year by a father-daughter pair of public policy researchers found that medicare prescriptions for things like painkillers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications dropped sharply in states that introduced a medical marijuana program.






study: national medical marijuana laws would save lives — and a billion taxpayer


a fascinating study in health affairs last year by a father-daughter pair of public policy researchers found that medicare prescriptions for things like painkillers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications dropped sharply in states that introduced a medical marijuana program.






colorado officials skeptical about new study’s finding that legal marijuana redu


a new study concludes that marijuana legalization reduced overdose deaths from prescription opioids in colorado, but state health officials urged caution, saying that the topic is too complex for there to be a simple explanation for the decline.






after meeting with sessions, colorado gov thinks ag unlikely to crack down on ma


after meeting with ag jeff sessions, gov. john hickenlooper says on "meet the press daily" he thinks the ag is unlikely to crack down but won't "encourage" marijuana biz "in any way."






legalized marijauna blamed for uptick in car crash claims


a recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. the highway loss data institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released thursday that collision claims in colorado, washington, and oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years...






watch live: donald trump holds town hall meeting with business leaders at the wh


president donald trump plans to hold a town hall meeting with about 50 business leaders on tuesday at the white house to talk about ways of improving the business climate, his administration said on monday. the meeting, which will include the chief executives of citigroup inc, blackstone group lp, j...






fewer teens are drinking, but some are replacing it with marijuana


a recent study found teens are increasingly avoiding alcohol consumption. for some of them, it is because they prefer the effects of marijuana.






oregon rep. blumenauer disputes report that medical marijuana state protection a


rep. earl blumenauer (d -or) disputed a claim by anti-marijuana group smart approaches to marijuana that an amendment bearing his name was eliminated from a federal funding bill.






da marijuana working group member clarifies: das don’t have a stance on cole mem


a working group for the national district attorneys association decreed the u.s. constitution—s supremacy clause should reign supreme in a time of rapidly shifting state marijuana laws, but stopped short of stating explicitly what those enforcement policies should be.






sunnyvale votes to ban recreational marijuana dispensaries and outdoor cultivati


the sunnyvale city council voted unanimously to ban outdoor personal and commercial marijuana cultivation and non-medical commercial marijuana activity within the city at its sept. 26 meeting. the unanimous vote also included restrictions on indoor personal marijuana use such as limiting the number of plants to six inside a single private residence, limiting lighting for […]






pediatricians warn against pot use: not your dad's marijuana


an influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.






federal bill would protect medical marijuana states, provide access to veterans


a bipartisan group of senators and representatives has reintroduced legislation to protect patients in states where medical marijuana has been legalized. the bill would not legalize medical marijuana federally, but would amend federal law to officially allow states to set their own medical marijuana policies.






new hampshire lawmakers under fire for online activity


concord, n.h. (ap) — a legislative committee in new hampshire is deciding what to do about a republican lawmaker who created a misogynistic online forum and a democratic lawmaker accused of making offensive comments on twitter. the panel is meeting wednesday to discuss whether to recommend that the full house reprimand, censure, expel or take […]






denver social marijuana advisory group works through details — but disagrees abo


at its midpoint, denver's social marijuana use advisory group has faced disagreements over some issues as the city works to implement voter-passed initiative 300.






map: how do state medical marijuana laws compare? advocates give report card


the majority of u.s. states now have a medical marijuana law in place, but the laws don’t yet go far enough, a national medical marijuana patient advocacy group says. americans for safe access recently released the latest iteration of its “medical marijuana access in the united states” annual report card, in which the organization conducts […]






canada unveils official marijuana legalization plan


canada is advancing plans to become the first group of seven nation to legalize recreational marijuana nationally






aclu sues new hampshire for rejecting hundreds of absentee ballots


the american civil liberties union sued new hampshire on wednesday after the state invalidated the absentee ballots of hundreds of voters in the november 2016 election, including a blind woman, because of mismatched signatures, the civil rights group said. the lawsuit was brought against william gar...






marijuana policy project’s bank closing account amid fears of doj crackdown


marijuana policy project, an advocacy group, says pnc bank has notified it that it will close the organization's 22-year-old accounts, a sign of growing concerns in the financial industry that the trump administration will crack down on the marijuana industry in states that have legalized it.