Stories about marijuana


Smoking marijuana may increase risk of testicular cancer

By Jon Bardin, Los Angeles Times (MCT) on Sept. 11, 2012, at 8:40 a.m.
In an April 20, 2005 file photo, a University of Colorado freshman, who did not want to be identified, joins a crowd smoking marijuana during a "420" gathering at Farrand Field at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. People who started using marijuana persistently before age 18 risk losing some of their IQ by the time they're 38, a long-running study says. In contrast, even long-term chronic users who started after age 18 showed no such effect, suggesting the drug holds some particular toxicity for the developing brain.

Teens who smoke pot risk drop in IQ

By Malcolm Ritter and Nick Perry, Associated Press on Aug. 28, 2012, at 8:44 a.m.
In the study, a mental decline between ages 13 and 38 was seen only in those who started regularly smoking pot before age 18.
Paul McCarrier of Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine shows a marijuana bud to a Dover-Foxcroft man and his mother on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2010 after the group made a presentation about amendments to the state's medical marijuana law that go into effect at the end of September.

Medical pot farmers seek advice, share tips

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 10, 2011, at 11:22 p.m.

Ex-NBA star’s entry into Maine medical pot program triggers lawsuit

By Meg Haskell on July 13, 2011, at 2:48 p.m.

House votes against fully legalizing pot

By Kevin Miller on June 14, 2011, at 2:31 p.m.

International panel: Drug war failed, regulate marijuana

By EDITH M. LEDERER, The Associated Press on June 02, 2011, at 8:13 p.m.

Hundreds expected at Portland marijuana expo

The Associated Press on Feb. 26, 2011, at 10:01 a.m.

Nationwide ban on ‘fake pot’ kicks in Friday

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 22, 2010, at 4:37 p.m.
Bruce Carter, co-owner of Nature's Kiss, is taking care of Marijuana on Monday. Nature's Kiss is a major dispensary in metro Denver, selling 200 strains in a facility that is set up like a hybrid between a pharmacy and a living room.

Medical marijuana: Maine learns lessons from Montana

By Meg Haskell on Dec. 17, 2010, at 8:29 p.m.

Couple gets OK to open marijuana clinic in Auburn

The Associated Press on Nov. 13, 2010, at 1:05 p.m.