Category: Health

The dirty secret of California’s legal weed

An L.A. Times/WeedWeek investigation finds alarming levels of pesticides in cannabis products at dispensaries across the state By Paige St. John  and Alex Halperin June 14, 2024  Aging yuppies in neon beachwear stand before a green wall with the catchphrase “You have changed … so has cannabis.” The social media post is part of“Real CA Cannabis,” a…
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A new threat to cannabis users: Smuggled Chinese pesticides

Charred remnants of illegal toxic pesticides burned in a California cannabis grow. (Paige St. John / Los Angeles Times)By Paige St. John Staff Writer June 14, 2024 3 AM PT  In coordinated raids last September, multiple California agencies stormed a network of illegal cannabis-growing warehouses across Oakland while state cannabis regulators singled out a salmon-colored warehouse complex surrounded…
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Strong Link Between Teen Cannabis Use and Psychosis Risk

FeaturedNeurosciencePsychology ·May 22, 2024 Summary: A new study finds a strong association between teen cannabis use and a significantly increased risk of developing psychotic disorders. This risk appears to be age-dependent, with adolescents being particularly vulnerable to the effects of cannabis on their developing brains. While further research is needed, these findings raise concerns about early…
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What You Aren’t Hearing About Marijuana’s Health Effects – WSJ

Bertha Madras, a leading expert on weed, outlines the science linking itto psychiatric disorders, permanent brain damage, and other seriousharms. By Allysia Finley FollowMay 10, 2024 3:13 pm ET Young people who smoked marijuana in the 1960s were seen as part of thecounterculture. Now the cannabis culture is mainstream. A 2022 surveycounterculture. Now the cannabis…
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Contaminated Pot – California Weed Recall Sparks Warning for People to Call Their Doctor

By Matthew Impelli A weed recall in California has sparked a warning from officials for people to call their doctors if they experience symptoms after using the product. Earlier this month, the California Department of Cannabis Control announced a mandatory recall for single “CANNDESCENT CALIFORNIA 100% WHOLE FLOWER PRE-ROLLS,” over concerns that they may be contaminated…
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As legal pot farms expand, so do air pollution worries

Colorado plans major study of emissions from indoor growing facilities BOULDER, COLORADO—Atmospheric scientist William Vizuete grew his dozen pot plants in a garage here, on shelves tucked between some bicycles and a lawn mower. The researcher at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill wasn’t looking for a high—just data. His team aimed to…
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Man barred from smoking medical weed after neighbor sues – due to stink

Following a three-year long legal battle, a Washington, D.C. judge banned a man from smoking medical marijuana in his home after his neighbor filed a lawsuit claiming the smell drifted into her home and made her sick. Judge Ebony Scott ruled this week that although Thomas Cackett has a license to purchase medical marijuana “he…
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Pot is making people sick. Congress is playing catch-up

Politico Now that a growing body of evidence says marijuana is bad for you, more regulation is in the offing. By BEN LEONARD02/06/2023 When Gallup asked about legalizing weed last year, two-thirds of Americans supported it — up from 12 percent when the pollster first asked in 1969. Recognition of marijuana’s medical benefits, the harms of punitive drug…
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The Progressive Paradox on Marijuana

Tobacco, bad. Vaping, bad. Marijuana, good, for some strange reason. By The Editorial Board Wall Street JournalNov. 21, 2022 New York state’s Cannabis Control Board voted Monday to approve its first 36 licenses to run marijuana dispensaries. It’s another big step toward legal pot sales, though the black market isn’t struggling to meet demand, as every…
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OSHA: Cultivation facility worker died after inhaling ground cannabis dust

OSHA fined Trulieve $35,219 for hazard communication violations. The cannabis company is contesting. By Abby Patkin October 7, 2022 A marijuana cultivation facility worker who died in January could not breathe after inhaling ground cannabis dust at the Holyoke site, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation found. While filling pre-rolls at the Trulieve facility on…
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