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Teen Faces Year in Jail Over 0.035 Ounces of Pot

In Oregon, where recreational marijuana is legal

(Newser) - Oregon is one of four states (and DC) where recreational marijuana is legal, but because of dueling state and federal laws, a 19-year-old Native American could face a $1,000 fine and a year in prison over a gram of pot—or 0.035 ounces, enough for roughly three... More »

Stoned Man Calls Cops on Dog That 'Shot' Him in Butt

The tale of the phantom gunshot

(Newser) - We suppose many different kinds of injuries inflicted upon one's fleshy backside can feel like a gunshot—especially if that someone is stoned out of his mind and possibly suffering from pot-induced paranoia. That's apparently what happened to a man Thursday in Groesbeck, Texas, who called the cops... More »

Snoop Dogg Launches Epic Weed Website

It's a sort of cannabis encyclopedia

(Newser) - Marijuana enthusiast Snoop Dogg launched a website yesterday, and of course it's all about weed. Merry Jane , which the rapper announced at TechCrunch Disrupt, is what TechCrunch describes as an "information hub" for all things pot; Snoop says it will be a sort of cannabis encyclopedia giving users... More »

Shakespeare Gets a 400-Year-Old Drug Test

Scientists determine what was in tobacco pipes found in his garden

(Newser) - "To smoke or not to smoke" was not the question. Something had been smoked in the pipe bowls and stems unearthed from William Shakespeare' garden in Stratford-upon-Avon; the question was what. Researchers in South Africa now have gas chromatography mass spectrometry to thank for their answer. A piece in... More »

Coming Soon: 'Willie Nelson's Reserve' Weed

To be sold in Nelson-branded pot shops

(Newser) - Looking for a weed recommendation? Who better to go to than Willie Nelson? Soon, you'll be able to buy "Willie's Reserve" marijuana, as the 81-year-old rolls out his own brand of pot and bongs, which will be sold at Nelson-branded stores in states where marijuana is legal.... More »

Almost 10% of Americans Have Gone to Work High

And about 80% aren't smoking legal weed

(Newser) - If you're paranoid that your co-workers are coming to work after toking up, you might be smoking yourself —or you might actually be onto something. Almost 10% of American workers have gone to work high, with slightly more than 80% of those users claiming they got their hands... More »

Marijuana Smokers, You're Inhaling Pesticides

And that smoke goes right to your bloodstream

(Newser) - If you like smoking weed, pay attention to the product you're buying—because you may be inhaling pesticides without realizing it, the Times-Standard reports. A chemistry PhD at Humboldt State University recently presented his study about the pesticide dangers faced by marijuana smokers: "I think that what's... More »

TSA Agent Lets Rapper Keep Weed, Leaves Note

"C'Mon Son," chides baggage screener

(Newser) - TSA agents are basically known for collectively killing America's buzz, but here's an unusual exception out of the Denver International Airport: A TSA agent there discovered marijuana in rapper Freddie Gibbs' luggage, but instead of confiscating the weed, the baggage screener just left an admonishing note reading, "... More »

Marijuana Soda On the Market

Dixie Elixirs offers organic, 'reliably potent' soft drinks

(Newser) - In an effort to beat the "reefer madness" stigma of smoking weed, a Colorado company is making pot-infused soda for medical marijuana patients, writes David Teeghman at Discovery. Dixie Elixirs organic sodas look just about like anything else on the shelf, but deliver an added kick from "a... More »

CBS Reporter, Wife Busted for Growing Weed

Cops: radio correspondent nabbed with 11 plants

(Newser) - A celebrated CBS reporter and his wife have been arrested in DC for possession of pot and intent to distribute, reports Radar . Howard Arenstein, a correspondent for CBS Radio News, and his wife, Orly Azoulay, a correspondent for an Israeli newspaper, were busted for growing 11 marijuana plants (average height:... More »

California's Pot Crop Draws Thieves, Violence

'Just legalize it already,' says one local

(Newser) - In California's conservative Central Valley, legions of recession-hit farmers are growing medical marijuana legally. But protection from the law can't keep robbers at bay, and there have been at least five confrontations in the last month, two of which were fatal, notes the Los Angeles Times . In one incident, a... More »

NYC Shops Busted for Peddling Weed

Six stores raided, employees arrested for 'drug bazaar'

(Newser) - Cops raided six Brooklyn businesses yesterday and say they found something not exactly on the specials list: marijuana. “At lunch it turned into a veritable pot-luck event,” the police commissioner says of one restaurant. “You could go in and get drugs in the food itself or go... More »

'Fake' Marijuana K2 Gets Kids Perilously High

Mix of herbs sprayed with psychotropic compound is legal, for now

(Newser) - The “fake weed” sweeping the US isn’t marijuana, but it packs a stronger punch—and it’s legal. “K2” or “spice” is a mix of herbs and a chemical compound that’s sold as incense at—coincidentally, we’re sure—the same price as real pot.... More »

Fla. Man to Smoke 115,000th Joint

Feat earns him world record for cannabis consumption

(Newser) - He set the bar high and smoked the competition. Irvin Rosenfeld, a 56-year-old stockbroker from Fort Lauderdale, will toke his way into the record books today by smoking his 115,000th joint. The best part: It's completely legal. "Yep, provided by Uncle Sam," Rosenfeld told NBC Miami . "... More »

Illegal Drug Farm Started Calif. Wildfire: Officials

(Newser) - An illegal marijuana farm is responsible for a blaze that has charred more than 75,000 acres in Santa Barbara County, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reports. Authorities say a Mexican drug organization started the fire in the cooking area of a pot farm, and those behind it are likely... More »

Researchers Discover Why Pot Makes You Forget

Scientists identify pathway for cognitive impairment under the effects of cannabis

(Newser) - Scientists have found the area in the mouse brain that marijuana acts upon to cause forgetfulness, AFP reports. Researchers in Barcelona used two groups of mice, each engineered to be missing one of the two concentrations of receptor neurons for cannabis (CB1) in the hippocampus, an area of the brain... More »

The New Gourmet Greens: Weeds

Experts tout health benefits; consumers pay top dollar

(Newser) - One man’s weeds are another man’s delicacy. The bane of American gardeners has a new home on gourmet dinner plates, the Wall Street Journal reports. “These are as good a yuppie green as you can get,” said one buyer who paid $9 a pound for dandelion... More »

This Ain't Your Dad's Weed: Pot Potency Jumps

THC concentration has been climbing for decades

(Newser) - Marijuana’s average potency, as measured by the concentration of psychoactive component THC, has broken 10% for the first time after decades of steady increase, a government report says—and is expected to keep increasing, CNN notes. Potency will likely plateau at some 15% in the next 5-10 years, though... More »

Hockey Team to Host 'Don't Be Like Mike' Night

Will give away weed wacker, shred fans' 'incriminating' pics

(Newser) - A Milwaukee hockey team will host a “Don’t Be Like Mike” night next week to discourage fans from following Michael Phelps’ dubious example, the Journal Sentinel reports. Graduates of the DARE program—as well anyone named Michael, Phelps, Mary Jane, Cheech, Chong, or Weed—will get a $2... More »

Do Vast Lungs Equal a Monster High?

Phelps' super-size lungs help him absorb THC quickly

(Newser) - Michael Phelps' lungs—those that secured him enough Olympic gold to start a mint—are made for a stupendous high, reports Slate. They hold twice the smoke of an average human's, speeding up his THC absorption. But at his size (6-foot-4 and 195 pounds), Phelps needs a lot more weed... More »

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