Study links 4/20 to an increase in deadly car crashes

U.S. drivers faced a 12% greater risk of dying in a car crash on April 20 over the past 25 years. The likely explanation? High drivers.

Car crash. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

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Does smoking weed make people creative, or do creative people smoke weed?

A new study investigates if pot smokers outperformed nonsmokers in creativity.

Seth Rogan and James Franco smoking the "apex of joint engineering" in Pineapple Express, Sony Pictures, 2008

Does marijuana boost creativity, or are creative people drawn to marijuana more than others?

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Soldiers with the U.S. Army march in the annual Veteran's Day Parade along Fifth Avenue on November 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
  • About 7–8 percent of the nation's population will have PTSD at some point in their lifetime.
  • Military veterans nationwide want those diagnosed with PTSD to be able to get a VA doctor's recommendation for medical marijuana.
  • Experts say that more studies are needed to prop up the claims that marijuana effectively treats PTSD

PTSD develops after a person experiences, or is a witness to, a life-threatening or traumatic event — a natural disaster, for example — or is exposed to combat, or sexual or physical abuse. Symptoms can include and range from anxiety, insomnia and hypervigilance, to struggling with disturbing memories, or managing emotions and behaviors.

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Will Marijuana Legalization Survive a Trump Presidency?

Trump's impending presidency has left marijuana advocates with fingers crossed on one hand, with the other ready to flush the toilet at a moment’s notice.

The 28 states (and Washington DC) who have legalized medicinal marijuana, as of November 2016. Seven states now allow recreational marijuana use.

In the wake of the election results numerous ballot measures went mostly unnoticed as an onslaught of dismay and joy erupted across the nation. Here in California we decided to not abolish the death penalty (but to reform the system), hike taxes on tobacco products, ban single-use plastic and paper bags, and quadruple the number of Americans that have access to marijuana.

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