Fri March 30, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

New York Bans 'Synthetic Marijuana'

A package of K2, a concoction of dried herbs sprayed with chemicals sometimes called synthetic marijuana. New York moved to ban a wide range of products like these this week.
Kelley McCall AP

There will be no more "Mr. Nice Guy" in New York. No more "K2," "Skunk" or "Zohai" either.

The New York State Health Department banned the sale of synthetic marijuana products like those on Thursday. So all kinds of wacky stuff that's made to get people high — but is often disguised as potpourri, incense or some mixture of herbs — is now verboten.

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Thu March 8, 2012
The Two-Way

Pat Robertson: 'Treat Marijuana The Way We Treat Beverage Alcohol'

Rev. Pat Robertson.

Clem Britt AP

Those in favor of legalizing marijuana have gained an unlikely ally.

In an interview with The New York Times, Pat Robertson, the televangelist behind Christian Broadcasting Network's "The 700 Club," doubled down on an opinion he had expressed on his show for years now.

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Wed February 22, 2012


Tue February 21, 2012

Doctors And Teens At Opposite Ends On Marijuana

Dr. Christian Thurstone, right, an adolescent psychiatrist, gives instruction to a patient, who requested not to be identified, about a prescription at Denver Health’s STEP Program office on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 in Denver.
Joe Mahoney I-News Network

He’s 16 but his baby face makes him look a little older than 10, his age when he first tried marijuana.

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Tue April 26, 2011

Marijuana Advocates Make Unusual Case Against Prohibition

Cannabis Plant
Photo by LancerenoK

Women and college students in favor of legalizing marijuana made an unusual case for it at the state capitol today, saying greater acceptance of pot could reduce alcohol-related sexual violence on campus.

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