‘I Like Weed, And I’m A Good Person’: Pot Smokers Fight Stereotypes

Robcat20, who asked not to be identified by name because he fears being "labeled as a bad person" in his small town, says it's time that changed.

OHIO: Lighting up a freshly packed pipe is just the kind of afternoon delight iReporter robcat20 likes after dealing with a stressful day at work as an insurance agent. Usually he’ll put on a movie from Netflix while enjoying a good smoke from Stella, his pipe. There’s just one a problem: Smoking marijuana is illegal in his Read the full article…

CNN Poll: Americans Say Marijuana Is Less Dangerous Than Booze Or Tobacco

According to a new national poll, marijuana is not as wicked as other illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine, and much less dangerous than legal substances like alcohol and tobacco.

WASHINGTON: Americans appear to view marijuana in a class by itself. According to a new national poll, marijuana is not as wicked as other illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine, and much less dangerous than legal substances like alcohol and tobacco. That’s one reason why a CNN/ORC International survey indicates that support for legalizing marijuana is soaring, and Read the full article…

CNN Poll: Americans Say Marijuana Is Less Dangerous Than Booze Or Tobacco

According to a new national poll, marijuana is not as wicked as other illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine, and much less dangerous than legal substances like alcohol and tobacco.

WASHINGTON: Americans appear to view marijuana in a class by itself. According to a new national poll, marijuana is not as wicked as other illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine, and much less dangerous than legal substances like alcohol and tobacco. That’s one reason why a CNN/ORC International survey indicates that support for legalizing marijuana is soaring, and Read the full article…

Legalized Pot Could Threaten The Alcohol Industry

The beer, a collaborative effort made in conjunction with fellow Emerald City brewer Hilliard’s Beer, was first released as a draft-only back in July to commemorate the passing of Washington’s landmark legislation that made marijuana completely legal for recreational purposes. And in spite of the fact that it’s not available beyond state lines, it still caught the attention of beer drinkers and “Friends of Herb” all over the country.

WASHINGTON:  As the legalization of recreational marijuana gains momentum across the United States with public support at an all-time high, many advocates eagerly await to see what effect legalization will have on big alcohol.  Will it be forced to fight for market share? Or is alcohol so heavily ingrained in our society that pot legalization will Read the full article…

Neither Marijuana Nor Alcohol Should Get You Fired, Americans Say

That's an identical ratio to the response for whether or not it would be unacceptable for a company to fire an employee for after-hours drinking, with 64 percent saying it would be unacceptable, compared to 22 percent who found it acceptable.

Almost two-thirds of Americans think it would be unacceptable for a company to fire an employee for off-the-clock marijuana use in states where using marijuana is legal, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll – the same percentage that said it would be unacceptable to fire an employee for off-hours drinking. According to the new poll, a majority Read the full article…

Marijuana Advocates Are Really Bumming the Booze Lobby Out

"We don't want alcohol to be thrown under the bus, and we're going to fight to defend our industry when we are demonized."

Marijuana is giving alcohol a bad name. So contend booze lobbyists, who are getting sick of an ad campaign that makes the claim that pot is safer than their beloved beverages. “We’re not against legalization of marijuana, we just don’t want to be vilified in the process,” said one alcohol-industry representative who didn’t want to be quoted harshing his colleagues’ Read the full article…

NYT Editorial: Marijuana and Alcohol

Oregon's medical marijuana retail industry will meet Monday to discuss fees and whether local governments can restrict or ban dispensaries in their communities.

Americans are growing more comfortable with marijuana, with 58 percent favoring legalization according to the latest Gallup poll. At the same time, some researchers believe they have identified a side benefit to increasing availability of the drug: It could lead to decreased consumption of alcohol among young people.

I Don't Want Alzheimer's Disease

People my age should start with mj products! I don't want Alzheimer's, so I definitely need weed in my life.

Well my goodness, I do learn something new every day. Did you know the cannabinoid HU 210 has been shown to prevent amyloid beta-promoted inflammation? The endocannabinoids anandamide and noladin ether have also been shown the be neuroprotective against amyloid beta in vitro. That means blocking amyloids in early Alzheimer’s has a profound effect on Read the full article…

10 Reasons Marijuana is Better For You Than Alcohol

Alcohol versus Marijuana

Last week the National Institute of Drug Abuse released a statement denying that pot is less toxic than alcohol, which resulted cries of dismay from those at the HT offices and pot smokers nationwide. We decided to come up with a list of just some of the reasons weed wins over booze:

Study: Passage of Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Reduced Incidences Of Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities

we find that MMLs (medical marijuana laws) are associated with decreases in the probability of [an individual] having consumed alcohol in the past month, binge drinking, and the number of drinks consumed."

MONTANA: The passage of medical cannabis laws is associated with a reduction in the public’s overall consumption of alcohol and with fewer incidences of alcohol-related traffic fatalities, according to data published in the Journal of Law and Economics.