Cannabis Leads to the Munchies but Not to Bigger Bellies, According to New Research
One new study confirms marijuana smokers prefer junk food, but another finds they are actually a bit thinner than non-users.
Pot Is Edging Out Alcohol and Cigarettes as the Teenage Drug of Choice. Is That a Good Thing?
By many measures, pot is far safer than alcohol. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's good for you, some public-health experts say.
What Do the Mid-Terms Mean for Marijuana Legalization in America?
Voters in three of four states with marijuana ballot proposals passed initiatives that loosen restrictions on the substance, but that won't necessarily result in nation-wide expansion of this policy.
The Eruption of Illegal Weed Dispensaries in L.A. Is a Problem of the City's Own Making
Unlicensed dispensaries have been popping up throughout Los Angeles at a rapid clip, and now dwarf their licensed counterparts in number.
How Some States Are Planning to Compensate the Communities Most Devastated by the War on Drugs
Across the country, there's a growing movement for economic empowerment through legalization.
Pot Warehouses in Denver Are Booming—at the Detriment of Low-Income Neighborhoods
Soaring commercial real estate prices are a sign of a thriving pot industry in Denver—but low-income communities of color are taking a disproportionate property-tax hit.
Philadelphia Announces It Will Decriminalize Marijuana
Though the office will no longer charge possession, those who are caught selling or delivering marijuana will still be charged.
How States Can Fight Back Against Jeff Sessions' Marijuana Crusade
In Massachusetts, state officials are looking to utilize sanctuary laws similar to those used for immigration to protect the legalization of cannabis.
California's Cannabis Industry Moves Out of the Shadows and Into the Flames
In the aftermath of California's devastating wildfires, cannabis producers are struggling to overcome decimated crops and a lack of federal support.
How California Is Leading the Way on Marijuana Criminal Justice Reform
Across the country, minor pot infractions disproportionately affect people of color. Newly enacted legislation in the Golden State is working to ease those penalties.
Women of Color Are Again Creating the Culture. This Time It's for Cannabis.
Women across the country are working to build economic empowerment in the fledgling legal marijuana industry for people of color.
Smarter Kids Are More Open to Experimentation With Drugs and Alcohol
A study found that 11-year-olds who demonstrated medium or high academic ability were more likely to smoke cannabis at ages 18 to 20.
Viewfinder: Smoking as a Sign of Protest in Colombia
Activists smoke joints during a protest against the imposing of fines for smoking marijuana by police according to their new code, in Bogota, on August 1st, 2017.
Finally, the NFL Offers to Take a Serious Look at Weed Research
The league is softening its stance on the potential medical benefits of marijuana. Research shows why that might be a good thing.
Closing Pot Dispensaries Increases Neighborhood Crime
Medical marijuana outlets increase street traffic, which deters potential criminals.