New Study Finds Marijuana Use Leads to Lower Cognitive Function

Photo by James St. John via Flickr Have you smoked marijuana recently? If yes, you may be negatively affecting your cognitive function. According to a recent study, users of marijuana (also known as weed) remembered fewer words during middle age in comparison to those who do not use the substance. They also exhibited lower performance in all three aspects of cognitive function: verbal …

Black Inmates and Legalized Marijuana in Colorado

On January 1st, many recreational marijuana stores opened their doors in Colorado. Amendment 64, a ballot initiative that repealed weed prohibition, made the historical moment possible. Supported by over half of Colorado voters, the law permits the growth, sale, possession, and private use of cannabis by adults 21 and older—within the state’s borders. Decriminalization of marijuana use was a long-awaited …