More information is out on the impact of smoking marijuana as a teenager. Marijuana proponents will tell you legalized pot is prohibited for sale to teens so the fact that there is more marijuana in the community universe it shouldn't affect teens. Research shows that so far its true, teen use isn't up in most weed legal states and that's probably a good thing because the new studies indicate teen use can cause long-term damage to the brain.
Researchers from the University of Montreal tracked nearly 4,000 teenagers over four years and linked marijuana use with struggles tied to reasoning, memory, and inhibitions later in life. Study participants had to rate how much they used marijuana each year on a scale from never (zero) to every day (five), as well as how many alcoholic drinks they consumed in typical day.
The scientists also looked at year-over-year changes in four cognitive areas: recall memory, working memory, perceptual reasoning, and inhibitions. They found teens who used marijuana every day performed the worst on cognitive tests more frequently, and that marijuana use in any given year was linked to impaired inhibitory control and working memory one year later.
Study authors say they were surprised that the effects of cannabis were more pronounced than the effects of alcohol and they were surprised of the lasting effects--for even if a young person reduced their use, you could still see effects from the previous year.
It took a couple of hours. More than a couple of dozen people spoke. Both sides of the question of whether to lift Yakima’s ban on marijuana grow, package and retail operations presented their arguments. In the end, the fact that nearly six in 10 voters said no to marijuana meant nothing to four members of the Yakima City Council, who said they know better than the people who elected them, and th
The Yakima City Council will wait until May to deal with the issue of lifting the city's pot sales ban.
But the council also decided against sending the question to the Planning Commission for recommendations on zoning. Without the Planning Commission's recommendation, City Council members could approve pot businesses that wouldn't face land use restrictions other than what are outlined in Washing
SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — Seattle residents can now have marijuana pork chops on the dinner table.
Bolstered by the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington state, pig farmer Jeremy Gross and Seattle butcher William von Schneidau began feeding pot excess earlier this year to hogs. It is part flavor experiment, part green recycling and part promotion.
Police arrested Michelle Wanick, a nurse at the Yakima County Jail, on April 20, after investigators found more that 100 marijuana plants in her home in the 1,600 block of South 14th Avenue.
The raid stems from an incident where Wanick's nine-year-old daughter was allegedly hospitalized after accidentally eating a brownie laced with marijuana...