Sunday, May 28, 2017

Cannabis smoking

In this Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, set to the symbolic 4:20 time, weed patterns adorn clocks up for sale on the first of three days of Hempfest, Seattle's annual gathering to advocate the decriminalization of marijuana at Myrtle Edwards Park on the waterfront in Seattle. (Jordan Stead/seattlepi.com via AP, File)

BY GENE JOHNSON SEATTLE (AP) — Thursday marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers ...
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, Lynne Tingle administers a cannabis based medicinal treatment to a dog at the Milo Foundation pet adoption center in Richmond, California. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

BY TERENCE CHEA SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Michael Fasman’s 12-year-old dog, Hudson, limps from pain caused by arthritis and an amputated toe, but Fasman doesn’t want to give her painkillers because “they just knock her out.” So the San Francisco ...
In this Dec. 31, 2013 file photo, partygoers smoke marijuana during a Prohibition-era themed New Year's Eve invite-only party celebrating the start of retail pot sales, at a bar in Denver. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

BY KRISTEN WYATT DENVER (AP) — At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. But the details of how these clubs will operate are ...
In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana grows at a medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Illinois. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

BY MALCOLM RITTER NEW YORK (AP) — It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it’s also likely to raise the risk of getting schizophrenia and might trigger heart attacks. Those are among the ...
This Sept. 15, 2015 file photo shows marijuana plants with their buds covered in white crystals at a medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

BY LINDSEY TANNER CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. Though the actual numbers are small, the trend raises concerns because of evidence linking the drug with low ...
In this Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 file photo, judges rate marijuana plants at the Oregon Cannabis Grower's Fair marijuana plant competition in Salem, Oregon.

BY GILLIAN FLACCUS SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Nine living marijuana plants will be displayed at the Oregon State Fair in a first of its kind event for the United States starting next Friday. The exhibit of the non-flowering, immature plants ...
In this Thursday, July 21, 2016 photo, water tower with the words "Hugo" sits overlooking downtown Hugo, Colorado.

BY STEVEN K. PAULSON ENVER (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that new tests show there is no evidence of a marijuana chemical in a Colorado community’s tap water and they believe the initial tests were false. Warnings not to drink ...
In this Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, a person holds a freshly-rolled marijuana joint just after midnight at the Space Needle in Seattle.

BY MALCOLM RITTER NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis is challenging the idea that smoking marijuana during adolescence can lead to declines in intelligence. Instead, the new study says, pot smoking may be merely a symptom of something else ...
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