Entries by THC News Team

Medical Marijuana States Have Lowered Opiate-Related Deaths

In news pill manufacturers would rather have you forget, a recent Penn University study found that medical marijuana states have 25 percent fewer opioid-related deaths than states that still have a complete ban on pot. Led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the study identifies opioid analgesics as […]

Larry King, Conan, and Andy Consume Edibles On Air

In a further sign of the ever-evolving cannabis landscape, Larry King partook in a pot brownie on his latest appearance on CONAN.  While the show has always joked about marijuana, it has never gone so far as to actually consume it on the air. It started with King and Conan sharing pot stories about their […]

Quinnipiac Poll Finds Most New Yorkers Don’t Like Marijuana

New York is considered one of the most progressive states in the union. But not when it comes to marijuana legalization, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll. The survey found that only 35 percent of New York State voters want to legalize marijuana for personal use, while 44 percent want to legalize marijuana for medical […]

Florida Deputies Discover Marijuana Barn

There were no hay bundles in this barn. Late last week, narcotics detectives from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office descended on a rural residence in Ft. Meyers, Fl., after receiving an anonymous tip that it was being used to grow marijuana. Over the past seven years, indoor marijuana growers in Florida often rent or buy […]

Canadian Medical Association Declares Smoking Marijuana Bad

Comparing smoking marijuana to smoking tobacco, the Canadian Medical Association approved a resolution opposing the smoking of any pot plant material at is annual meeting in Ottawa on Aug. 20. Members of the Canadian Medical Association who lobbied for the resolution noted that marijuana smoke contains many of the same chemicals as tobacco smoke, and […]

Anti-Marijuana Group Cancels Summit Featuring Kevin Sabet

A nonprofit group opposing the marijuana legalization measure on the Oregon November ballot scuttled plans to hold an anti-marijuana summit featuring Kevin Sabet, one of the most prominent drug war activists who is against legalizing pot. Sabet was scheduled to appear in October at an event in Madras, Oregon, to rail against the ballot measure […]

Banks Still Leery Of Pot Businesses Despite New Marijuana Banking Guidelines

Since the federal government issued a set of marijuana banking guidelines that supposedly made it easier for pot-related businesses to open bank accounts, less than one percent of all American banks and financial institutions are actually accepting cannabis companies as customers. Only 105 banks indicated they had a banking relationship with marijuana-related businesses, according to statistics […]

“Pot Playboy” Jimmy Cournoyer Gets 27 Years In The Slammer

Associates knew him by his nicknames “Kosmo” and “Superman.” The media dubbed him the “Pot Playboy.” But on Wednesday, Jimmy Cournoyer became federal inmate 07722-379.  The former Canadian kingpin, who once commanded a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise, was sentenced to 27 years in prison in Brooklyn federal court. In May 2013, Cournoyer pleaded […]

Eaze Looks To Corner Medical Marijuana Delivery Market

It’s been a whirlwind week for Eaze founder and chief executive Keith McCarty. Since launching an all out media blitz last Tuesday for his new marijuana-related start-up, the tech entrepreneur and his company have generated a lot of buzz. That’s because Eaze is a free on-demand healthcare delivery service that allows patients to obtain medical […]