Zero-Tolerance School Drug Policies Only Make Drug Use Worse, A Study Finds

The authors found that "students attending schools with suspension policies for illicit drug use were 1.6 times more likely than their peers at schools without such policies to use marijuana in the next year.

WASHINGTON:  There’s nothing like getting kicked out of school to make a kid start jonesing for some weed. That’s the implication of a new study published last week in the American Journal of Public Health. The authors found that “students attending schools with suspension policies for illicit drug use were 1.6 times more likely than their peers at schools Read the full article…

Georgia Boy Among First To Receive Experimental Medical Marijuana Drug

A 7-year-old boy is one of the first people in the country to receive a potent form of medical marijuana as part of a clinical trial to reduce seizures.

GEORGIA:  A 7-year-old boy is one of the first people in the country to receive a potent form of medical marijuana as part of an “extended use” clinical trial to reduce seizures. Preston Weaver, who lives in Athens, Georgia, has Lennox-Gastaut syndrome which is a severe form of epilepsy. He experiences up to 100 seizures a day, although many are Read the full article…

Cannabis Mom: 8 Things You’re Getting Wrong About Parents Who Use Pot

Diane Fornbacher

COLORADO:  It is now legal to buy marijuana for recreational use both in Colorado, and as of this week, Washington State. Diane Fornbacher, a long-time cannabis activist and mom of two boys, 11 and 5, would like to clear up some common misconceptions about parenting and using pot.  1. No, I don’t deal weed out of my house. Read the full article…