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06-16   First-time marijuana users in college peak in 3 years

Marijuana is the most highly used illicit drug in the United States. The young adults and teens are even more enticed by marijuana. They use marijuana for its hallucinogenic effects. According to a recent study, the number of first-time marijuana users in colleges at present has peaked in the last three years. The study, conducted […]


06-08   DEA chief reiterates ‘marijuana is not medicine’

Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA), acting chief Chuck Rosenberg has repeated his earlier stance that marijuana is not a medicine. He said this during a speech at a non-profit hospital in Cleveland in May 2017. This is not the first time that Rosenberg has spoken about marijuana in a disparaging tone. Even during former president Obama’s […]


05-19   National Prevention Week: Young adults with OCD more likely to abuse marijuana

Mental health problems have become a grave health concern in the United States. Approximately one in five adults suffer from some kind of mental illness in a given year, says the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The effects of some of these psychological illnesses can be so devastating that the patient may resort to […]


04-25   Can cannabis bail out Illinois from deep financial trouble?

The state of Illinois is in a deep financial crisis. The state’s financial comptroller says that the books are dreadfully abysmal. However, there could be a silver lining to the current scenario where cannabis comes to the rescue. If Illinois becomes the first state in the Midwest to decriminalize and tax the recreational use of […]


04-13   David Peel, marijuana minstrel and evangelist, passes away at 74

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“I like marijuana, you like marijuana, we like marijuana too” — the exclusive hippie anthem during the countercultural revolution of the 1960s sung by David Peel, the New York street musician and marijuana evangelist, had created ripples among the anti-establishment rock ‘n’ roll fans in America of yesteryears. On March 31, 2017, the 74-year-old minstrel […]


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