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July 18, 2024 at 5:34 PM

After crash that killed 6, NTSB chief says people underestimate marijuana impact

A horrific crash that killed six high school girls in Oklahoma two years ago has the head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board urging parents to warn teenagers about the risk of driving after using marijuana
July 18, 2024 at 5:34 PM
FILE - People embrace at a vigil in Tishomingo, Okla., March 25, 2022, for six high school students who died in a vehicle collision earlier in the week. The crash has the National Transportation Safety Board urging parents to warn teenagers about the risk of driving after using marijuana. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP, File)
1 month ago

Maryland governor vacates 175,000 marijuana convictions

With recreational use of marijuana now legal in Maryland since 2023, Gov. Wes Moore has taken the step of vacating low-level marijuana convictions for more than 100,000 people.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Maryland governor vacates 175,000 marijuana convictions
1 month ago

Maryland governor pardons 175,000 marijuana convictions

Gov. Wes Moore has issued an historic pardon to 175,000 people who were convicted of marijuana-related crimes, including misdemeanor possession. ABC News’ Jay O’Brien joins the show.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Maryland governor pardons 175,000 marijuana convictions
1 month ago

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore pardoning 175,000 marijuana convictions

The news of the pardons comes just a month after the Biden administration said it was officially moving forward with a proposal to reclassify marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III.
1 month ago
The news of the pardons comes just a month after the Biden administration said it was officially moving forward with a proposal to reclassify marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III.
1 month ago

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore pardoning 175,000 marijuana convictions

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore is pardoning 175,000 convictions for marijuana, his office announced Monday.
1 month ago
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore speaks at a campaign event for Maryland Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate and Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks on Gun Violence Awareness Day at Kentland Community Center on June 7, 2024, in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)
2 months ago

Biden moves to ease federal rules on marijuana

The Biden administration is changing marijuana from a Schedule 1 drug, on par with heroin and ecstasy, to Schedule 3, which includes Tylenol with codeine.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Biden moves to ease federal rules on marijuana
2 months ago

DOJ releases proposed rule to reclassify marijuana

The drug would be listed as a Schedule III substance if the proposal is approved.
2 months ago
The drug would be listed as a Schedule III substance if the proposal is approved.
2 months ago

DOJ releases proposed rule to reclassify marijuana

The Biden administration announced Thursday that it's officially moving with a proposal to reschedule marijuana from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3.
2 months ago
Marijuana plants for the adult recreational market are seen inside a greenhouse at Hepworth Farms in Milton, New York, July 15, 2022.
2 months ago

8 teens taken to hospital after ingesting marijuana edibles during school field trip

Eight teenagers got "acutely ill" after ingesting marijuana edibles during a field trip to the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, authorities said.
2 months ago
Authorities respond to a medical emergency at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, May 15, 2024.
3 months ago

Biden administration moves to reclassify marijuana as less dangerous drug

The Drug Enforcement Administration supports the recommendation to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug on par with ketamine, steroids and testosterone, sources told ABC News.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Biden administration moves to reclassify marijuana as less dangerous drug
3 months ago

DEA plans to reclassify marijuana: Sources

The Drug Enforcement Administration is planning to recommend reclassifying marijuana as a less dangerous drug, moving it from a Schedule 1 classification to a Schedule 3 drug, sources told ABC News.
3 months ago
VIDEO: DEA plans to reclassify marijuana: Sources
3 months ago

DEA plans to back reclassifying marijuana as less serious drug, sources say

The DEA is planning to recommend reclassifying marijuana as a less dangerous drug, moving it from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3, sources told ABC News
3 months ago
A marijuana plant is visible at Compassionate Care Foundation's medical marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
3 months ago

DEA plans to back reclassifying marijuana as less serious drug, sources say

It's a historic shift but wouldn't legalize marijuana outright.
3 months ago
It's a historic shift but wouldn't legalize marijuana outright.
4 months ago

Vice President Harris Talks Marijuana Reform

Our panel discusses Vice Pres. Kamala Harris hosting the White House's first-ever public event on marijuana reform.
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12th graders and their marijuana and THC use based on a JAMA study

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton discusses how THC (delta-8) and marijuana use among 12th graders is higher in states without marijuana legalization or existing THC regulations.
4 months ago
VIDEO: 12th graders and their marijuana and THC use based on a JAMA study
4 months ago

Marijuana heart health risks

Dr. Alok Patel talks about marijuana heart health risks, and a new report warning about the use of Delta-8 THC among high school seniors.
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5 months ago

Frequent marijuana use linked to stroke, heart disease: Study

ABC News contributor Dr. Alok Patel breaks down a study that links frequent marijuana usage to heart disease and strokes
5 months ago
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5 months ago

Study looks at link between daily marijuana use and heart health

A new study finds those who use it daily may be increasing their risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.
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6 months ago

What are the risks of kids and teens using marijuana

Dr. Alok Patel talks about the risks of marijuana for minors.
6 months ago
VIDEO: What are the risks of kids and teens using marijuana
7 months ago

Biden pardons some marijuana charges, gives clemency to 11 non-violent drug offenders

Biden is granting clemency to nearly a dozen people who have been serving long prison sentences for non-violent drug offenses, and pardoning certain marijuana offenses.
7 months ago
President Joe Biden speaks about his economic agenda at the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, Dec. 20, 2023, in Milwaukee.
7 months ago

Does cannabis affect pregnancy?

Dr. Jen Ashton discusses a new JAMA study examining the safety of cannabis use during pregnancy.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Does cannabis affect pregnancy?
7 months ago

7 students sent to hospital after taking edibles during school: Police

Two students have been arrested for allegedly supplying THC edibles and psilocybin mushrooms that sent the kids to the hospital.
7 months ago
Two students have been arrested for allegedly supplying THC edibles and psilocybin mushrooms that sent the kids to the hospital.
8 months ago

Cannabis use does not reduce long-term heroin use, study finds

A study has found that cannabis does not help reduce long-term heroin use.
8 months ago
8 months ago

What you need to know: Snoop Dog claims he's quitting marijuana

ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton discusses a study that shares the short-term and long-term effects of weed.
8 months ago
VIDEO: What you need to know: Snoop Dog claims he's quitting marijuana
8 months ago

By the Numbers: Ohio legalizes marijuana

A look at the numbers behind Ohio voters overwhelmingly passing a referendum to legalize recreational marijuana.
8 months ago
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Ohio legalizes marijuana
8 months ago

Ohio voters projected to add abortion protections to state constitution

Ohio issue 1 and issue 2 results: Voters are projected to add abortion rights to their constitution
8 months ago
The Ohio Statehouse, located in Columbus, Ohio is seen in this undated stock photo.
10 months ago

Overuse of cannabis linked to heart failure, study shows

A new study shows that overuse of cannabis could be linked to heart failure and heart attack. ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton explains.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Overuse of cannabis linked to heart failure, study shows
10 months ago

New study say heavy cannabis use could affect heart health

A new study is linking heavy marijuana use with a higher risk of developing cardiac issues.
10 months ago
VIDEO: New study say heavy cannabis use could affect heart health
1 year ago

Change in how feds see marijuana could mean big tax cut for pot retailers

Biden's proposal to reclassify marijuana could save the cannibis industry billions in federal taxes each year.
1 year ago
In this Oct. 11, 2022, file photo, marijuana plants are shown.
1 year ago

Agency recommends relaxing federal marijuana rules

ABC News’ Selina Wang and legal contributor Leah Wright Rigueur break down the recent recommendation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to relax federal restrictions on marijuana.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Agency recommends relaxing federal marijuana rules
1 year ago

HHS recommends easing restrictions on marijuana

Nearly 40 U.S. states have legalized marijuana use in some form but it remains illegal at the federal level.
1 year ago
VIDEO: HHS recommends easing restrictions on marijuana
1 year ago

Nearly 44% of US adults think marijuana is safer than tobacco, study shows

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton breaks down a new study that shows how nearly 44% of U.S. adults perceive smoking cannabis daily to be safer than tobacco.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Nearly 44% of US adults think marijuana is safer than tobacco, study shows
1 year ago

How the legalization of recreational cannabis use is on the rise

Minnesota became the 23rd state to legalize the use of recreational cannabis, leading to questions about how a rise in marijuana use could affect the economy, federal legislation and national health.
1 year ago
VIDEO: How the legalization of recreational cannabis use is on the rise
1 year ago

Cannabis-related emergency department visits on the rise, study shows

A new study shows that cannabis-involved emergency room visits among young people increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. ABC News chief medical contributor Dr. Jennifer Ashton explains.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Cannabis-related emergency department visits on the rise, study shows
1 year ago

Children, teens, young adults saw increases in ER visits for cannabis: CDC

A new CDC report published Thursday found emergency department visits linked to cannabis increased for children, teens and young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 year ago
This stock photo shows teens passing a marijuana joint at a party.
1 year ago

Cannabis-related emergency department visits saw an increase during the pandemic

Emergency department visits related to cannabis use had already become statistically significant before the pandemic.
1 year ago
Emergency department visits related to cannabis use had already become statistically significant before the pandemic.
1 year ago

FDA, FTC send cease and desists to 6 companies over copycat THC snack products

The FDA and FTC sent joint letters to companies that have sold copycat food products that look like regular snack foods, but contain edible Delta-8 THC.
1 year ago
A shop advertises gummies and other edible products, June 16, 2023, in New York City.
1 year ago

New marijuana product packaging warnings

The FDA and FTC are issuing new warnings to parents about Delta-8 THC product packaging that looks like popular snack foods to children.
1 year ago
VIDEO: New marijuana product packaging warnings
1 year ago

Concerns over serious health condition possibly linked to prolonged marijuana use

Some medical experts say they are seeing more cases of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, or CHS, in recent years and are pushing for awareness and more research into the condition.
1 year ago
VIDEO:  Concerns over serious health condition possibly linked to prolonged marijuana use
1 year ago

Cases of marijuana-related illness on the rise

Experts believe that CHS, the mysterious and rare marijuana-related illness, is caused by an overstimulation of certain cannabinoid receptors in the body.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Increasing number of cases of marijuana-related illness
1 year ago

Cannabis cafes may come to this state: 'There is a huge demand'

A state bill under consideration in California would allow legal marijuana dispensaries the right to sell non-alcoholic drinks and food to customers.
1 year ago
In this June 24, 2021, file photo, people check out a display case with merchandise at a VIP Event at Planet 13, in Santa Ana, Calif.
1 year ago

Trailblazers in NY cannabis market represent equity in a budding industry

ABC News’ Mona Kosar Abdi has an inside look at the growing business of legalized recreational cannabis and how it directly benefits those impacted by the decades-long war on drugs.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Trailblazers in NY cannabis market represent equity in a budding industry
1 year ago

State looks to undo stigma placed on former cannabis convicts with licenses

New York state's cannabis license program prioritizes previously incarcerated entrepreneurs for antiquated marijuana laws.
1 year ago
In this Jan. 24, 2023, file photo, owner Roland Conner makes the first marijuana purchase from his son Darius at the opening of Smacked LLC, the first New York cannabis dispensary owned by a justice impacted individual in New York.
1 year ago

Trailblazers in NY cannabis market represent equity in a budding industry

ABC News’ Mona Kosar Abdi reports on the push for equity within the cannabis market in New York state, with legislation that directly benefits those impacted by the decades long war on drugs.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Trailblazers in NY cannabis market represent equity in a budding industry
1 year ago

Inside unregulated cannabis edibles and growing calls for change

ABC News Medical Contributor and Pediatrician Dr. Alok Patel on what parents should look out for if their kids get their hands on edibles.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Inside unregulated cannabis edibles and growing calls for change
1 year ago

Dangers of unregulated cannabis edibles

Across the nation there are growing calls to regulate cannabis edibles. A lab has found edibles with mold, hair and levels of THC that are far more than advertised. ABC News' Lindsay Watts reports.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Dangers of unregulated cannabis edibles
1 year ago

New study shows benefits of cannabis on cancer-related pain

ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton explains new research about how medicinal cannabis can be helpful to treat pain for cancer patients.
1 year ago
VIDEO: New study shows benefits of cannabis on cancer-related pain
1 year ago

Does marijuana make you more creative?

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton shares a recent study on whether or not marijuana makes you more creative.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Does marijuana make you more creative?
1 year ago

Cannabis and anesthesia do not mix, study shows

A new study shows that cannabis can have negative impacts on your body when having a surgical procedure. ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton explains.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Cannabis and anesthesia do not mix, study shows
1 year ago

Investigating CBD as an effective sleep aid

ABC News' Becky Worley takes a look at what science and others have to say about the increasingly popular sleep aid.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Investigating CBD as an effective sleep aid