Media Awareness Project Drug News
  1. US PA: New Marijuana Dispensaries Announced For Philadelphia And The

    Philadelphia Daily News, 18 Dec 2018 - Philadelphia stands to gain at least two new medical marijuana stores while Reading scored three more dispensaries with the awarding of permits Tuesday morning by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. MLH Explorations LLC, a cannabis company aligned with Thomas Jefferson University, won a permit to operate a retail outlet at 8th and Locust Streets. The retail outlet will do business as Solterra Care - Locust Street.
  2. US HI: Man Stabbed In Front Of Waikiki Hotel In Botched Drug Deal

    Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 17 Dec 2018 - Police arrested a 24-year-old man after he allegedly stabbed another man in a drug deal gone bad in Waikiki Sunday night, police said. Police arrested a 24-year-old man after he allegedly stabbed another man in a drug deal gone bad in Waikiki Sunday night, police said.
  3. US: Marlboro Maker Places $1.8 Billion Bet On Marijuana

    Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 07 Dec 2018 - NEW YORK - One of the world's biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $1.8 billion buy-in. Store manager Stephanie Hunt posed for photos, in July 2015, with a pack of Marlboro cigarettes, an Altria brand, at a Smoker Friendly shop in Pittsburgh. Altria is diving into the Canadian cannabis market with a $2.4 billion investment in Toronto-based medical and recreational marijuana provider Cronos Group.
  4. US MI: Michigan Marks 1st Day Of Legal, Recreational Pot

    Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 07 Dec 2018 - DETROIT - Michigan is officially the first state in the Midwest to allow marijuana for more than medical purposes. Today marks the first day for the legal recreational partaking of pot in Michigan following voters' strong endorsement in the Nov. 6 election.
  5. US: Does Smoking Marijuana Cause Teen Behavior Problems Or Vice

    The Philadelphia Inquirer, 05 Dec 2018 - As dozens of states move toward legalizing marijuana -- for both medical and recreational purposes -- scientists and parents have asked what the impact might be on children. Will more teens use pot? Will doing so cause behavioral problems? Will they develop a substance-use disorder? According to a new study published last month in the journal Addiction: yes, probably not, and maybe.
  6. US HI: Marijuana Found To Reverse Heart Failure, University Of Hawaii

    Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 29 Nov 2018 - University of Hawaii researchers have discovered that the use of marijuana may reverse heart failure. A recent study shows that drugs can protect and reverse damage to the heart from the stress that progresses the disease. Heart failure can be caused by heart attacks, leaky valves, hypertension and other illnesses.
  7. US NJ: N.J. Lawmakers Unveil Legislation Legalizing Marijuana

    The Philadelphia Inquirer, 21 Nov 2018 - TRENTON -- New Jersey lawmakers have unveiled their latest proposal to legalize recreational marijuana use for people 21 and over. A joint Democrat-led Assembly and Senate committee is expected to discuss the package Monday. One bill provides for legalizing an ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and older, setting up a five-person cannabis commission, and taxing the sale of the substance at 12 percent.
  8. US: Where Marijuana Is On The Ballot Today

    The Philadelphia Inquirer, 06 Nov 2018 - Stateside, recreational marijuana use became legal in Vermont on July 1, Oklahoma voters approved one of the country's most progressive medical marijuana bills in June, the New York Department of Health officially recommended legalization to the governor and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands legalized recreational use. Now, legalization advocates are hoping to build on these successes with a number of statewide ballot measures up for consideration Tuesday, including full recreational legalization in two states and medical marijuana in two more. Here's a rundown of what the measures say and where the polling on them currently stands.
  9. US: Colorado Jury's Pot Verdict May Discourage Similar Cases

    The Philadelphia Inquirer, 01 Nov 2018 - A federal jury in Denver on Wednesday rejected claims involving the odor from a pot farm made in a case that was closely watched by the marijuana industry. It was the first such lawsuit to reach a jury. Three others are pending in California, Massachusetts and Oregon.