Former Iowa wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos has pleaded guilty to marijuana possession and other drug charges against him have been dismissed.
Johnson-Koulianos was granted a deferred judgment Monday. He received a year’s probation and was fined $315.
Johnson-Koulianos had also been charged with unlawful possession of cocaine and prescription drugs. Ream more »
Clay Butler is developing a line of “soda pot” called Canna Cola, a medical marijuana soft drink. In addition to that flavor, the California-based commercial artist plans on releasing others, including “Dr. Pepper-like Doc Weed, lemon-lime Sour Diesel, grape-flavored Grape Ape and orange-flavored Orange Kush,” according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Ream more »
Backers of electronic cigarettes are watching legislation that could make New York the first state in the nation to ban the devices widely advertised on the Internet as a way to help quit smoking.
A key vote in the state Assembly Health Committee could be cast as early as Tuesday.
Health officials say e-cigarettes are just another addictive habit, one that can hook kids early and legally on smoking. Ream more »
The golden leaf, a mainstay of the state’s economy since the 1600s, has declined in importance in recent years as recognition of its dangers to human health has grown.
Nevertheless, lawmakers still shrink from taxing it.
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Was your New Year resolution to stop for good ?
As we head towards the end of January, are you struggling to keep to that resolution or have you gone back to smoking? Ream more »
Four ninth-graders made the trip with Wilkinson Elementary School sixth-grade teacher Nancy Selby.
Austin Anderson, Drey Bratcher, Cambree Billehus and Hailey Bendixson, testified before the North Dakota House Transportation Committee on HB 1150.
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Some of us smokers received, over the holidays, the well-intended gift of e-cigarettes to save us from the deadly carcinogens of real cigarettes. But not so fast; this supposedly ingenious solution to the most addictive substance ever known to man may actually give us more problems than its promised cure.
Electronically-fired cigarettes look, taste and sometimes smell like real cigarettes but do not have the same amount of cancer-causing chemicals, it is believed. What makes them even better is that they don’t release residual or second-hand smoke that can be inhaled by others (second hand-smoke is believed to be more toxic than the actual smoke).
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Camel cigarettes branded for the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg, called recently (and for years prior) the “new front line” of gentrification, are selling pretty well in their namesake area, at least according to anecdotes from bodega owners. Brooklyn Paper reports that the special packs, also rotting minds and lungs in Seattle and Austin, are “selling out…quick.” Sure, they’re a buck cheaper, but they’re also the evil idea of R.J. Reynolds, a huge corporation. Ream more »
Laguna Woods – Wearing a powder-blue cardigan and orthopedic shoes, 86-year-old Dorothy Davidson learned how to make a marijuana smoothie as well as the difference between consuming baked weed and the raw plant at a Saturday conference aiming to teach seniors about medical cannabis.
“You hear so many negative things about it,” said Davidson. “Now I know how it works.”
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Glendale and Burbank maintained their high marks in 2010 for overall tobacco-control efforts, according to a report from the American Lung Assn. The association released its “State of Tobacco Control” report Thursday, giving Glendale an A and Burbank a B in overall tobacco regulation.
Glendale was one of nine cities in Los Angeles County to receive the highest grade and has maintained that score for a third straight year. Burbank was one of 20 cities throughout the county to get a B in overall tobacco control. Ream more »