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April 3, 2024 at 9:53 PM

Massachusetts council approves pardoning people with misdemeanor cannabis convictions

A Massachusetts council has approved Gov. Maura Healey’s plan to pardon tens of thousands of people convicted of misdemeanor marijuana charges going back decades
April 3, 2024 at 9:53 PM
State's council approves pardoning people with misdemeanor cannabis convictions
April 2, 2024 at 12:46 AM

Germany has legalized possession of small amounts of cannabis. Not everyone is mellow about that.

Germany has legalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana
April 2, 2024 at 12:46 AM
Germany has legalized possession of small amounts of cannabis. But buzz may not last.
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Vice President Harris Talks Marijuana Reform
1 month ago

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.
1 month ago
12th graders and their marijuana and THC use based on a JAMA study
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Marijuana heart health risks
2 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
2 months ago
Frequent marijuana use linked to stroke, heart disease: Study
2 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.
2 months ago
Study looks at link between daily marijuana use and heart health
3 months ago

What are the risks of kids and teens using marijuana

Dr. Alok Patel talks about the risks of marijuana for minors.
3 months ago
What are the risks of kids and teens using marijuana
4 months ago

Biden pardons certain marijuana offenses, grants 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.
4 months ago
Biden pardons some marijuana charges, gives clemency to 11 non-violent drug offenders
4 months ago

Does cannabis affect pregnancy?

Dr. Jen Ashton discusses a new JAMA study examining the safety of cannabis use during pregnancy.
4 months ago
Does cannabis affect pregnancy?
4 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.
4 months ago
7 students sent to hospital after taking edibles during school: Police
5 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.
5 months ago
Cannabis use does not reduce long-term heroin use, study finds
5 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.
5 months ago
What you need to know: Snoop Dog claims he's quitting marijuana
5 months ago

By the Numbers: Ohio legalizes marijuana

A look at the numbers behind Ohio voters overwhelmingly passing a referendum to legalize recreational marijuana.
5 months ago
By the Numbers: Ohio legalizes marijuana
5 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
5 months ago
Ohio voters projected to add abortion protections to state constitution
6 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.
6 months ago
Overuse of cannabis linked to heart failure, study shows
6 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.
6 months ago
New study say heavy cannabis use could affect heart health
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Change in how feds see marijuana could mean big tax cut for pot retailers
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Agency recommends relaxing federal marijuana rules
7 months 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.
7 months ago
HHS recommends easing restrictions on marijuana
8 months 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.
8 months ago
Nearly 44% of US adults think marijuana is safer than tobacco, study shows
8 months 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.
8 months ago
How the legalization of recreational cannabis use is on the rise
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Cannabis-related emergency department visits on the rise, study shows
9 months ago

Cannabis-related ER visits increased among young Americans during COVID pandemic: 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.
9 months ago
Children, teens, young adults saw increases in ER visits for cannabis: CDC
9 months ago

Cannabis-related emergency department visits saw an increase during the COVID-19 pandemic

Emergency department visits related to cannabis use had already become statistically significant before the pandemic.
9 months ago
Cannabis-related emergency department visits saw an increase during the pandemic
9 months ago

FDA, FTC send cease and desists to 6 companies they say sell copycat candy, snack products with edible THC

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.
9 months ago
FDA, FTC send cease and desists to 6 companies over copycat THC snack products
9 months 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.
9 months ago
New marijuana product packaging warnings
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Concerns over serious health condition possibly linked to prolonged marijuana use
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Cases of marijuana-related illness on the rise
10 months ago

Food, drink, pot under one roof: California state bill could allow for cannabis cafes

A state bill under consideration in California would allow legal marijuana dispensaries the right to sell non-alcoholic drinks and food to customers.
10 months ago
Cannabis cafes may come to this state: 'There is a huge demand'
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Trailblazers in NY cannabis market represent equity in a budding industry
10 months ago

New York cannabis store licenses look to undo stigma placed on former convicts

New York state's cannabis license program prioritizes previously incarcerated entrepreneurs for antiquated marijuana laws.
10 months ago
State looks to undo stigma placed on former cannabis convicts with licenses
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Investigating CBD as an effective sleep aid
1 year ago

Children and edible dangers

Concerns are growing over cases in which kids accidentally ingesting marijuana edibles. ABC News’ Lionel Moise has more.
1 year ago
Children and edible dangers
1 year ago

Patel It Like It Is: What to know about CBD products

While the FDA hasn’t officially regulated the use of CBD, some companies claim it can be used to treat some diseases and certain conditions.
1 year ago
Patel It Like It Is: What to know about CBD products
1 year ago

New report looks at heart health and marijuana

ABC News chief medical contributor Dr. Jennifer Ashton breaks down a new study about marijuana that links it to a higher risk of heart disease.
1 year ago
New report looks at heart health and marijuana
1 year ago

Rise in children poisoned from accidental marijuana overdoses

Officials are urgently warning parents who use edible marijuana products to keep them locked away from children who may accidentally consume the products.
1 year ago
Rise in children poisoned from accidental marijuana overdoses
1 year ago

FDA says new process is needed for regulating CBD products due to risks

The FDA said a new framework is needed for regulating CBD products due to safety concerns, especially from long-term use.
1 year ago
CBD has too many 'safety risks' to be regulated as food, supplements: FDA
1 year ago

Reports of children poisoned with marijuana edibles spike in Mississippi, state medical center says

The medical center warned the calls will continue to rise with marijuana dispensaries slated to open across the state this year.
1 year ago
Children poisoned by marijuana edibles surging, state warns
1 year ago

Legalization of marijuana and the cartels

ABC investigative reporting documents “The Human Cost” of dangerous drug cartels trafficking farm workers taking over the black market.
1 year ago
Legalization of marijuana and the cartels
1 year ago

'It's better to stay silent': Women trafficked by weed cartels detail horror

ABC News' Mireya Villarreal reports on two undocumented women who were trafficked by illegal marijuana cartels and detail the horrors they endured while being abused and exploited.
1 year ago
'It's better to stay silent': Women trafficked by weed cartels detail horror
1 year ago

Lawmaker on cause of illegal pot farms: 'A product of a dysfunctional federal policy'

Rep. Earl Blumenauer and DHS Special Agent in Charge Robert Hammer talks about solutions to contain the spread of illegal weed farms and how to protect trafficked undocumented immigrants.
1 year ago
Lawmaker on cause of illegal pot farms: 'A product of a dysfunctional federal policy'
1 year ago

'It's heartbreaking': Inside the unintended consequences of marijuana farming

ABC News’ Mireya Villarreal previews a year-long investigation in southern Oregon where organized crime syndicates are attempting to blend in with licensed pot farms to exploit captive workers.
1 year ago
'It's heartbreaking': Inside the unintended consequences of marijuana farming
1 year ago

First pot deliveries in New York to roll out on scooters and bikes

The retail shops will be able to first deliver their products by bicycles, scooters or other similar transportation methods, the state officials said.
1 year ago
First pot deliveries in New York to roll out on scooters and bikes