Marijuana

Pastor Justice Coleman is using medical marijuana imagery and catchy word play to attract new worshippers to an Easter sermon series called "Medicated," about seeking fulfillment through God, not drugs. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover’s highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on […]

04/19/2014

Edible marijuana products are pictured on display at a medical marijuana dispensary in Denver on Friday, April 18, 2014. Many of the items are far more potent than a single marijuana joint. Two recent deaths have raised concerns about Colorado's recreational marijuana industry and the effects of the drug, especially since cookies, candy and other pot edibles can be exponentially more potent than a smoked joint. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Colorado deaths stoke worries about pot edibles

DENVER (AP) — A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of […]

04/18/2014

In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, a visitor rolls a marijuana joint in coffee shop Mississippi in Maastricht, southern Netherlands.  (AP Photo/Ermindo Armino)

Big Colorado pot business bans drug use at work

DENVER (AP) — Workers for one of Colorado’s biggest marijuana businesses can be fired for smoking pot on the job, or using cocaine any time. The employees learned Wednesday of the policy at O.penVAPE, which […]

04/16/2014

In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, a visitor rolls a marijuana joint in coffee shop Mississippi in Maastricht, southern Netherlands.  (AP Photo/Ermindo Armino)

Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

NEW YORK (AP) — A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say. The young adults who volunteered for the […]

04/16/2014

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Boat with ton of marijuana found on LA beach

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a small boat with more than a ton of marijuana aboard has been found on a Malibu-area beach. The 30-foot-long panga, a type of fishing boat with an outboard […]

04/08/2014

This booking photo provided by the Angelina County Jail shows 37-year-old Evelyn Hamilton.  (AP Photo/Angelina County Jail)

Woman complains to police about marijuana quality

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer. Lufkin police Sgt. David Casper […]

04/07/2014

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A ton of marijuana found in Malibu

MALIBU (CNS) – A panga boat with more than a ton of marijuana aboard was found today on a Malibu-area beach. One person was detained and other possible suspects were being sought in connection with […]

04/07/2014

Marijuana and cannabis-infused products are displayed for sale at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary in Denver. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Student fell to his death after eating pot cookie

DENVER (AP) — A Wyoming college student visiting Denver on spring break jumped to his death after eating a marijuana cookie that his friend legally purchased in one of Colorado’s recreational pot shops, authorities said […]

04/02/2014

In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, a visitor rolls a marijuana joint in coffee shop Mississippi in Maastricht, southern Netherlands.  (AP Photo/Ermindo Armino)

Signature gathering approved for marijuana legalization

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Backers of an initiative that would legalize possession, use, cultivation, transportation and distribution of marijuana and hemp have until Aug. 18 to submit enough signatures to qualify the measure for the […]

03/25/2014

In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, a visitor rolls a marijuana joint in coffee shop Mississippi in Maastricht, southern Netherlands.  (AP Photo/Ermindo Armino)

As US states allow pot sales, Dutch reverse course

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands (AP) — A young man at a bus stop hisses at a passer-by: “What you looking for … marijuana?” It’s a scene of street peddling that the Netherlands hoped to stamp out in […]

03/07/2014

Simulating a roadside investigation of a potentially intoxicated driver, Colorado State Trooper Sgt. David Blatner, left, pretends to be high and struggling to touch his nose with his eyes closed as he trains troopers Carrie Jackson, center, and Toby Cox in a several week long Drug Recognition Expert class, at the Colorado State Patrol Training Academy, in Golden, Colo., Thursday March 6, 2014. The ongoing training is happening as Colorado struggles to keep accurate statewide records on marijuana-impaired drivers, with state police chiefs saying they need more money to train officers in recognizing stoned drivers. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Colorado launches campaign to stop stoned driving

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is spending $1 million on television ads making fun of marijuana users who space out during everyday tasks — an effort to stop stoned driving. The Colorado Department of Transportation unveiled […]

03/06/2014

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Study finds cannabis use triggered 2 deaths

BERLIN (AP) — Cannabis use likely triggered fatal complications that led to the deaths of two men with underlying health conditions, according to scientists in Germany. The findings are noteworthy because cannabis isn’t normally associated […]

02/26/2014

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