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Teen Marijuana Use Drops as Legalization Increases

National Survey Finds Teen Marijuana Use Declining, Even in States with Recreational Pot A new study conducted by the University of Michigan has found that teen marijuana use is decreasing, in spite of more states looking to increase recreational use of the drug. The Monitoring the Future study, … [Read more...]

Congress Allows Medical Marijuana in Spending Bill

Congress Passes Spending Bill that Ends War on Drugs for States with Legal Medical Marijuana The passage of the federal spending bill this past Saturday, December 13th, signaled an historic moment for medical marijuana and the War on Drugs in the United States. The spending bill included an … [Read more...]

Tacoma to Shut Down Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Tacoma, WA Will Shut Down Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in 2015 Although Washington state was one of the first states to legalize medical marijuana, and was one of the first two states to legalize recreational use of marijuana, the city of Tacoma may soon shut down all of its medical marijuana … [Read more...]

Dentist Sent to Jail for Prescription Drug Fraud

Dentist Abused Prescription Drugs, Wrote Fraudulent Prescription, Going to Jail On December 3rd, a Columbia, SC-area dentist pleaded guilty to South Carolina prescription drug fraud charges, and he has now been sentenced to one year in prison. Dr. Ronald Q. Shermer pleaded guilty to the charge of … [Read more...]

SC Prescription Monitoring Program Can Help Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

Committee Agrees South Carolina Prescription Monitoring Program Could Help Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse In March this year, Governor Nikki Haley issued Executive Order 2014-22, which created the Governor’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Council. The council was tasked with studying South … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Aims to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

As Baby Boomers Age, One Nursing Home Attempts to Curb Alcohol and Prescription Drug Abuse The Baby Boomer generation is getting older, and many nursing homes struggle just to accommodate the potential overcrowding as one of the largest generations in American history ages past retirement. However, … [Read more...]

SC Store Owners Face Drug Charges for Synthetic Marijuana

Undercover Reporting Shows Several Stores Illegally Sell Synthetic Marijuana in South Carolina The week of Thanksgiving, WIS reported that the news station’s undercover investigation into drug sales in South Carolina revealed that several “head shops” and other stores in the state are illegally … [Read more...]

Marijuana Growing Operation in SC Shut Down

Huge Sumter-Based Marijuana Grow Operation Shut Down A Sumter, SC resident was arrested after police found a large marijuana growing operation along with at least 2 pounds of marijuana, worth $35,000. Gobe Dean McElveen, 50, was arrested and charged for manufacturing marijuana, as well as … [Read more...]

SC Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Medical Marijuana Legislation

South Carolina Lawmakers to Discuss Medical Marijuana Legislation After passing very limited medical marijuana legislation in June this year, allowing some patients with extreme medical conditions to use CBD oil, a panel of South Carolina lawmakers has begun investigating the possibility of … [Read more...]

Does Marijuana Use Damage the Brain?

Long-Term and Early Age Marijuana Use Can Lead to Abnormalities in the Brain A new study conducted at the University of Texas at Dallas linked heavy, long-term marijuana use beginning at an early age to a smaller-volume orbitofrontal cortex, which is the area of the brain associated with … [Read more...]