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By NBC news

Colorado Doctors Claim 11-Month Baby Is The First Human To Die Due To Marijuana Overdose!

Two poison control doctors claim to have documented the first known case of death by marijuana overdose, sparking a medical debate over what killed an 11-month-old baby in Colorado two years ago…

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By 9 News Colorado

Man sentenced for killing wife while high on pot

The Denver man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife while investigators say he was high on marijuana edibles was sentenced Friday afternoon – nearly three years after the deadly attack…

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By Joshua Kaplan

The Science Behind Marijuana And Erectile Dysfunction

Smoking marijuana can be relaxing, but men don’t want to be too relaxed when it’s time for some frisky business. So it’s no surprise that people are concerned about weed dick – the possibility that smoking too much marijuana will cause erectile dysfunction. Basically, you get high while your little guy stays low…

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By Olivia Dimmer

Behind the scenes of a deadly hash oil explosion in Portland

Two people died in the explosion on Monday, including hash oil manufacturer Matthew McCrann. The explosion and fire destroyed his home and the home of his neighbor. A contractor working in McCrann’s home, Richard Cisler, was also killed.

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By Fiza Pirani

Huge chunk of adults addicted to marijuana have anxiety disorders, many since childhood, study says

The Great Smoky Mountain Study is part of a collaborative effort between Duke University and the North Carolina State Division of Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. One of its primary goals is to estimate the number of youth with emotional and behavioral disorders and the persistence of those disorders over time, according to the study website.

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Marijuana smokers face five times higher insurance premiums

Smoking marijuana may raise your insurance premiums as companies make biased assumptions of those who partake to have similar issues with cigarette smokers. A broker shared with the New York Post that a 20-year, $1million life insurance policy can become five times higher for someone who smokes weed compared to a nonsmoker…

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By Erik Lief

Teens’ Regular Marijuana Or Alcohol Use Threatens Later Success

As the nation moves more and more, state by state, towards normalizing recreational marijuana use, there’s a continuing need to better understand how the drug affects different segments of society…

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By Michael Roberts

The Nexus of Marijuana and Murder in Colorado Springs

The Colorado Springs Police Department has released data revealing the number of local homicides linked by a so-called “marijuana nexus” during the past three years, with the 2016 numbers showing that weed was a factor in more than a third of the killings…

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By Lia Eustachewich

Prosecutors reveal grisly details of four farm murders

“Patrick, 19, was slain first after meeting up with DiNardo, who promised to sell him four pounds of marijuana for $8,000, according to a probable cause affidavit”…

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Traffic fatalities linked to marijuana are up sharply in Colorado. Is legalization to blame?

The number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado who tested positive for marijuana has risen sharply each year since 2013, more than doubling in that time, federal and state data show.”…

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Young cancer patient killed by ‘contaminated’ medical marijuana

Medicinal marijuana is supposed to cure symptoms of nausea, fatigue, and mood swings in cancer patients. But for one young man, it cost him his life…

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By Akron Beacon Journal Staff

Be careful who you smoke weed with, they may want your Kyrie Irving shoes

Akron police are investigating the armed robbery of two roommates who said they recognized one of the thieves because they had smoked pot together earlier in the day…

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By Staff

Poland man says he was robbed by Boardman man while smoking ‘weed’

A Boardman man is accused of robbing another man while he and two “friends” were sitting around smoking pot…

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By Siddhartha

Modern Marijuana Is Often Laced With Heavy Metals and Fungus.

They found butane, heavy metals, bacteria and commonly found fungus in some samples of the marijuana products they tested…

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By Allie Conti

Is Weed Really Being Laced with Fentanyl?

“We have seen fentanyl mixed with cocaine,” said coroner Lakshmi Sammarco. “We have also seen fentanyl mixed with marijuana”…

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By Morgan Manella

Emergency Room Visits Double for Marijuana-Using Colorado Visitors

Tourists who come to Colorado and take advantage of the state’s liberal marijuana laws often end up in emergency rooms, doctors said Wednesday…

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NBC News

Colorado Marijuana Study Finds Legal Weed Contains Potent THC Levels

Colorado’s marijuana is nearly twice as strong as the illegal pot of past decades, and some packs triple the punch of vintage ganja, new tests reveal…

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Obama Says Pot Legalization Shouldn’t Be Young People’s ‘Biggest Priority’

President Barack Obama has warned young Americans not to focus on legalizing pot at the expense of more important issues…

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Hazy Heads: Heavy Teen Pot Use Linked to Weaker Memories

Teenagers who use marijuana heavily grow up to have poor memories and also have brain abnormalities, a new study shows…

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By US News

Driving While High? Researchers Developing Breath Test for Marijuana

The Washington State Patrol says it welcomes anything that gets impaired drivers off the road…

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NBC News

Drug Driving? Congress Debates Dangers of Driving Stoned

As states continue to relax marijuana laws, Congress on Thursday turned its attention to the tricky question of how to handle “drug driving.”

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Draw of Legal Weed in Colo. Behind Uptick in Homeless Teens?

Colorado shelters are reporting a spike in homeless young people, and officials attribute the rise to the state’s new marijuana law…

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Puff, Puff, Pink Slip: Legal Weed Use Still Carries Job Risk

Workers still can be booted – or never hired – for puffing cannabis in Colorado and Washington if anti-pot rules exist in employers’ HR handbooks…

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Wochit News

Changing Pot Laws Prompt Child-Endangerment Review

While a pot plant in the basement may not bring criminal charges, the same plant can become a piece of evidence in child custody or abuse cases…

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By Rick Anderson

High Crimes: Robber Gangs Terrorize Colorado Pot Shops

The legal marijuana industry has become a magnet for criminals attracted to stashes of pot and cash…

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