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Study: Teen Pot Smokers Turn Out A-OK

Results of 22-year study are 'a little surprising,' say researchers

(Newser) - Previous studies have found teen marijuana use could result in cancer, asthma, respiratory problems, and psychotic symptoms like delusions and hallucinations over time. That's why researchers say the results of a new long-term study following teen pot smokers into their 30s are "a little surprising." Researchers who... More »

Neighbor: Charlo Greene Smoked Pot Incessantly

So much second-hand that his kid got sick

(Newser) - Charlo Greene made no secret of her affection for pot when she quit her job in a blaze of profanity in order to campaign for legalization, but a neighbor tells TMZ that Greene was so industrious in her toking that his 4-year-old daughter, and we quote, "became violently sick... More »

Washington's 1st Legal Pot Buyer Got Canned

Mike Boyer says his boss made him take a drug test, which he failed

(Newser) - Mike Boyer made history on Tuesday in his tie-dye as the first person to legally buy recreational marijuana in Spokane, Wash. Less than 48 hours later, Boyer tells KREM 2 News , he was out of a job. The security guard says that after making his 4-gram purchase at a local... More »

Now Banned in Amsterdam: Smoking Pot at School

Kids will just have to take their weed elsewhere

(Newser) - It's kind of amazing that this wasn't illegal already: Students will no longer be able to smoke pot in Amsterdam's schools, the city's mayor announced today. Just as amazing: It's the first city in the Netherlands to introduce such a ban, reports the AP . A... More »

9% of Teens Smoke Pot Hundreds of Times a Year

Up from 5% of teens who used pot 20+ times a month in 2008

(Newser) - Teens' use of hard drugs like cocaine and meth has stabilized recently, but more are smoking marijuana—and more frequently. A new report finds that 9% teens smoked pot 20 or more times per month in 2011, up from 5% in 2008. "Parents are talking about cocaine and heroin,... More »

Pot Hastens Schizophrenia

New study links marijuana use to the early onset of schizophrenia

(Newser) - Those at risk of mental illness are likely to hurry the onset of schizophrenia by 2.7 years simply by smoking pot, reports Miller-McCune . “The earlier the disease starts, the greater the social disruption it causes," says Michael Compton, one of the report's authors. "You’re less... More »

Teens Picking Pot Over Cigarettes

Drug czar blames Prop 19, medical marijuana for rise

(Newser) - Marijuana use is up again among teens, rising for the first time in nearly a decade—and President Obama’s drug czar blames California’s legalization measure Proposition 19 , among other things. A new government survey found that 21.4% of high school seniors said they smoked pot in the... More »

Smoking Pot Doesn't Affect the Way You Drive

Study finds that, if anything, it makes you slow down sooner

(Newser) - No word yet on operating heavy machinery, but it turns out that smoking pot doesn't impair one's ability to drive, according to a new study. Its 85 participants used a driving simulator 30 minutes before and after smoking either a joint or a placebo. Researchers found no difference in driving... More »

DC Council Approves Medical Marijuana

Distribution centers could be running within the year

(Newser) - Happy 4/20 day, America: Legal marijuana could be available in the nation's capital in a matter of months. The city council of Washington DC today approved the sale of medicinal pot from sanctioned distribution centers, the Post reports. People who have HIV, cancer, glaucoma and the ever-vague "chronic and... More »

America's Top Stoner Cities

Daily Beast ranks America's pot-loving locales

(Newser) - In honor of today's date, 4/20—and the pot-steeped lore of those numbers—the Daily Beast has ranked the nation's 40 "highest cities," where weed culture reigns supreme. To read the full list and see how it was compiled, click here . The top 10:
  1. Eureka, California
  2. Tallahassee, Florida
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Pot-Puffing Seniors Are the New Stoners

Use among 55- to 59-year-olds jumps to 5.1%

(Newser) - Pot smoking is on the rise among seniors—and not the high-school variety. Marijuana use among those over 50 jumped from 1.9% to 2.9% between 2002 and 2008; among those 55 to 59, reported use tripled to 5.1%, and some experts expect that number to get, ahem,... More »

Maine Man on Trial in Russian Roulette Death

Man slain in gay threesome in organic farmer's sex dungeon

(Newser) - An organic farmer is on trial for manslaughter after killing a man in a game of Russian roulette during a gay threesome in the sex dungeon of the victim's Maine home. Bespectacled Ivy League grad Bruce Lavallee-Davidson says he thought the gun wasn't loaded when he pulled the trigger against... More »

Streep's Reefer Moment Hardly R-Rated

It's Complicated spotlights MPAA's wacky marijuana rules

(Newser) - Insiders say the only reason Meryl Streep’s new romantic comedy It’s Complicated has an R rating is a scene in which she smokes marijuana, and that’s causing a “minor ruckus” in Hollywood. A source close to the hearings tells Robert Ablon of the Los Angeles Times... More »

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