Study: Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes

Santa Cruz 4/20 celebration at Porter Meadow on UCSC Campus. Image: Sroalf via Wikimedia Commons
 
More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found.
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Higher Learning: Colorado county mulls scholarship pot tax

Cannabis Journalism Class At University of Denver Tackles A Trailblazing Trend

University of Denver Professor Andrew Matranga. Photo credit: CBS

Britt Moreno ~ CBS Denver ~

The college course is called Cannabis Journalism: reporting and covering the new normal.

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This California Farmers Market Sells Marijuana

Marijuana Legalization in Colorado Leads to First Weedery

An outdoor cannabis garden. Image: Cannabis Training University via Wikimedia Commons
Stuart Miller ~ New York Times ~
 
Wineries and breweries should brace themselves for some unusual competition. Colorado, which legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012, will get its first “weedery” in early 2016.
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Did William Shakespeare smoke CANNABIS? Scientist claims the Bard blazed marijuana using a 'bong'

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William Shakespeare sought inspiration by smoking weed in the sort of pipe commonly referred to as a "bong", a South African scientist has claimed.
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Illinois 'dry' town site of new medical marijuana farm

T-shirts for sale in Albion, Ill. declare that though Albion has a medical marijuana farm, residents can't buy alcohol in local stores. | Becky Schlikerman/Sun-Times
Becky Schlikerman ~ Chicago Sun-Times ~
 
If you want a bottle of booze in downstate Albion, you have to drive out of town.
But the Edwards County town of less than 2,000 residents is the site of a huge medical marijuana farm.
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'Cannaisseurs': Pop-up dinner pairs marijuana with gourmet food, wine

Evolving Attitudes, and Science, about Marijuana

Reefer Madness, also titled A Burning Question in some prints, was a 1930s propaganda film intended to spook parents about drug use. Image via BU.

Rich Barlow ~ BU Today ~

Boston University course surveys America’s pot policy through the decades.

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High on the menu: cannabis spaghetti features at Italian foodfest

Hemp-based foods products of Azienda Agricola Fiore Marzio ILario are seen in this handout photograph taken in London July 20, 2015.  Reuters/Stefano Fumagalli/Handout via Reuters
Pamela Barbaglia ~Reuters ~
 
Any Italian will tell you: pasta is healthy and makes you feel good. But what about spaghetti made from cannabis?
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Consumers are gobbling up cannabis edibles

Hashman Infused marijuana chocolate bars are hand-crafted by a classically trained artisan chocolatier. Photo: Salvador Ingram
Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~
 
Industry experts are watching carefully as more people ingest, rather than smoke,  their cannabis.
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Marijuana giveaway and smokeout event will celebrate legalization in Portland

2011 file photo of an unidentified man smokes medical marijuana during karaoke night at the Cannabis Cafe, in Portland, Ore. At a July 3 event, Weed the People, people will gather to smoke legally and receive free marijuana from Oregon growers. (AP Photo)

Jamie Hale ~ OregonLive ~

On July 1, recreational marijuana will officially be legal in Oregon. Some kind of celebration, a commemoration of the occasion, was inevitable.
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Marijuana Is in the Air and on It

Image of  Marc Paskin, who goes by the name Gary Ganja, on the air in the Smokin 94.1 studio in Denver. Credit Matthew Staver for The New York Times
 
A look at Colorado’s only pot-themed FM radio station, which made its debut June 1
 
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Cannabis cavemen: Did our ancestors smoke weed back in the Stoned Age?

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Scientists have discovered a tribe of modern-day hunter gatherers smoked cannabis to ward off parasites - suggesting ancient humans may also have had a taste for the high life.
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For Summer Readers Curious About Cannabis, A New Crop Of Marijuana Publications

Image of the book cover for Sweet Mary Jane: 75 Delicious Cannabis-Infused High-End Desserts
 
A mini-boom of pot-related magazines, cookbooks, growers’ manuals and other publications has sprung up  alongside marijuana legalization. Here is a sample for those seeking to grow, bake, sell or learn about cannabis…
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First Church of Cannabis could test RFRA

Image of Bill Levin, founder of Indian's First Church of Cannabis.
 
Courts ultimately might have to decide whether practices amount to sincere religion
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Fine art: Denver exhibits honor cannabis revolution

Image of a rural California outdoor marijuana grow facility.
 
Two diverse shows attempt to document a shift in how we think about pot, how it is becoming a part of our everyday lives, shedding its stigma, normalizing.
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Weed etiquette: The Emily Post Institute talks social graces

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"Puff, puff, pass" and beyond. Talking marijuana manners with Lizzie Post and others in these weird, post-legalization times
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Women Should Swap Their Bourbon for a Bong

Image of an upper middle class white woman smoking marijuana
 
Binge drinking is on the rise among women. We'd be better off smoking weed.
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The Great Weed Rebrand - Inside Colorado

Image of legal marijuana used in the Sweet Grass Kitchen in Denver Colorado
 
The first thing I notice about doing yoga stoned is my pulse. That otherwise inconspicuous sign of life is suddenly very much present, from my forehead to my pelvis, and the latter makes me want to giggle.
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