Posts Tagged ‘marijuana’

Smoking Weed Might Make You Thin… But Why?

As momentum for marijuana reform continues to build in the U.S., a new study touting the health benefits of pot emerges daily — or so it seems. The latest? Smoking weed just might make you thin. ... read more >>

Prison officer allegedly tries to sneak in marijuana, tobacco

MAURY — The nose of a drug-sniffing canine allegedly found more than an ounce of marijuana and bags of raw tobacco on a prison officer trying to sneak the goods into Maury Correctional Institution this weekend. Edwin G. Edwards, 29, will make his first appearance in Greene County District Court Friday for felony charges of possession of a controlled substance on prison grounds and possession with intent to sell and distribute a controlled substance and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and providing tobacco to an inmate. ... read more >>

Miley Cyrus continues her rebellious streak with a FIFTH tattoo

Teenage girls recently voted her their worst role model. And Miley Cyrus has certainly been living up to the title, between being caught on video smoking a bong, very adult acts of passion with her boyfriend in nightclubs and underage drinking. The once-squeaky clean star has been working overtime to shed her famous Hannah Montana image, and has just acquired another tattoo to add to her large collection of body art and piercings. ... read more >>

Miley Cyrus voted worst role model for young girls… by young girls themselves

Miley Cyrus has been voted the worst celebrity role model for young girls in a new poll of teenage girls themselves. The 18-year-old singer and actress has topped the list for the second year in a row due to her scandalous behaviour over the past 12 months. Miley beat out competition from Lindsay Lohan and Demi Lovato – despite both of them entering rehab in 2010. ... read more >>

Ban synthetic, decriminalize natural marijuana

No fewer than 17 bipartisan bills to outlaw the sale and use of “synthetic marijuana” have been filed in the current General Assembly session. In a year when the entire General Assembly is up for re-election, banning synthetic marijuana is one thing risk-averse legislators can agree on. Synthetic marijuana is made from chemicals related to mothballs. The chemicals are nothing like marijuana, although the effects may be similar. The synthetics contain carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in amounts large enough to make tobacco look like health food in comparison. ... read more >>

Cameron Diaz Bought Pot From Snoop Dogg

She plays a pot-smoking teacher in her upcoming film Bad Teacher. And it seems Cameron Diaz didn’t need to do much research for her role, revealing she has dabbled in the drug in the past. Appearing on Lopez Tonight yesterday, the actress claimed she bought marijuana in high school – from none other than Snoop Dogg. ... read more >>

Business Owners Respond to Ban on Synthetic Marijuana Materials

It’s intended to be an alternative to marijuana. Packets that contain dried herbs sprayed with synthetic cannabinoids, the active ingredient in marijuana. They’ve filled shelves at the herbal tea and tobacco shop in Bangor for more than a year. But by Friday, they’ll be gone. “Well, we will be pulling all of the products that contain the banned substances listed by the Federal DEA website,” said the store’s owner, Christopher Ruhlin. ... read more >>

Addicts mix HIV drugs with marijuana in South Africa’s deadly new ‘Whoonga’ craze

AIDS patients in South Africa are being robbed of their lifesaving drugs so that they can be mixed with marijuana and smoked, authorities and health experts say. The concoction is called ‘whoonga’ and it adds a bizarre twist to the war on AIDS in the world’s worst-affected country just as it embarks on a massive distribution of medications. ... read more >>

Fort Carson Soldiers Who Broke Into Dispensary: ‘We Were Just Trying To Get Rid Of All The Marijuana’

Soldiers accused of breaking into a Colorado medical marijuana dispensary and then accidentally locking themselves inside told police they planned to destroy the marijuana – not smoke or sell it. The Gazette in Colorado Springs reports a police affidavit says two of the three Fort Carson soldiers told officers they were trying to steal the marijuana so they could get rid of it. ... read more >>

Schwarzenegger Talks Pot With Leno: ‘No One Cares If You Smoke A Joint Or Not’ (VIDEO)

Arnold Schwarzenegger has an answer for an age old question: What are you smoking? His response: Who cares? At least if it’s pot. The outgoing California Governor appeared on NBC’s “Tonight Show” on Monday for a wide-ranging discussion about politics, including a law he recently signed to reduce the state’s punishment for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana. The maximum penalty is now $100, with no arrest or criminal record — he equated it to “a speeding ticket.” ... read more >>

Pot legalization advocates are undeterred by the defeat of Prop. 19

Despite Proposition 19’s loss at the polls last week, marijuana legalization advocates in California are already working on their comeback plan for 2012 and are almost giddy about their prospects. They see the election as a trial run that could lead to a campaign with a better message, a tighter measure and more money. Both the winning and losing sides say California’s voters rejected this specific initiative, but remain open to legalizing the easily obtainable drug. ... read more >>