The proportion of adults in the 65-plus age group who said they had used cannabis in the previous year increased from 2.4 percent in 2015 to 4.2 percent 2018 — a jump of 75 percent.
And does that justify legalization? A new political committee is trying to make the case.
While lawmakers discuss marijuana legalization at the Capitol, the leaders of MN Campaign for Full Legalization and the Minnesota chapter of Smart Approaches to Marijuana will co-host a series of forums around the state.
Unintended consequences elsewhere have included increased youth access to the drug and more people driving under its influence.
Recreational marijuana probably isn’t coming to Minnesota this year. But the debate at Legislature has already become largely about when, not if, it will happen.
In 2015, drugs were found in 43 percent of fatally injured drivers with known test results, while alcohol was found in 37 percent of the drivers.
Advice on such issues as marijuana use, gun safety and sexual behavior varied, depending on whether a physician was a Republican or a Democrat.
This year’s survey found that the number of U students reporting a mental health diagnosis in their lifetime has increased by 33 percent since the 2013 survey.
Four prominent addiction and recovery experts talk about their experiences with teens and their attitudes about marijuana.
In Seattle this weekend, a school bus rigged up as a food truck will start selling items infused with marijuana. The menu includes truffle popcorn, peanut butter and jelly, and a Vietnamese pork […]
While the fight is heating up in Florida over a ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana, voters in Oregon and Alaska will decide whether to join Colorado and Washington in legalizing recreational use.
Most Republican lawmakers are strictly anti-pot, but a growing contingent of libertarian-leaning and tea party conservatives have begun to embrace marijuana legalization.
Mayo Clinic psychiatrist J. Michael Bostwick revisits his research on medical cannabis, and takes a hard look at the many inconsistencies across the landscape.
The “Yes We Cannabis” rally is April 23, 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. in the Capitol rotunda.
While it waits for weed to grow, the South American country could turn to Canadian pot producers to kickstart its newly legalized marijuana industry, top lawmakers — including the first lady — tell GlobalPost.
She’s a major player and advocate of the state’s proposed medical marijuana legislation; he’s the country’s most outspoken opponent on the issue.
Mexico City is considering decriminalizing marijuana possession, and other jurisdictions may follow suit in a nation wracked by drug-related violence.
The US government considers marijuana an illegal drug. But Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will issue banking regulations for state-approved marijuana businesses.
Officials say it would be wise for Minnesota to wait to see what happens in other states, such as Colorado.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo – who in the past had opposed medical marijuana – reportedly will announce his support in his State of the State address this week.