By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) — Young children in Colorado are winding up in the emergency room after ingesting pot-laced goodies left out in the open by adults, doctors report. In 2014, Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Shortly after, a sharp increase occurred in the number of […]

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) — Young children in Colorado are winding up in the emergency room after ingesting pot-laced goodies left out in the open by adults, doctors report. In 2014, Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Shortly after, a sharp increase occurred in the number of […]

Marijuana can make life better for some of the more than 5 million Americans afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, but despite an encouraging new study, it remains a long shot as an antidote to the brain disorder that claims about 85,000 lives a year, experts say. Some assisted-living facilities and physicians in Sonoma County are quietly […]

Compost is filled with beneficial microorganisms and nutrients, and you can take composting one step further by steeping it in aerated water. This process, called “compost tea,” extracts the microorganisms and soluble nutrients into a water “tea” solution. The goal of compost tea is to introduce nutrients, fungal colonies, and beneficial bacteria to either the […]

Tweet Like peanut butter and jelly, whiskey and beer, or Ghostface and Raekwon, weed and video games are a timeless pairing. While people have been getting stoned far longer than they’ve been playing video games—researchers recently discovered charred remnants of cannabis dating back to the Neolithic era—it’s safe to say that potheads were probably early […]

On June 15, 2015, Brendan Klinkenberg ate a burrito. It was a breakfast burrito packed with eggs, bacon, avocado, beans and cheese. Several hours later, he ate another burrito for lunch. Then, for dinner, a carnitas burrito, which he purchased at a taqueria in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. Klinkenberg repeated the diet—skipping breakfast—the […]

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 — Young children in Colorado are winding up in the emergency room after ingesting pot-laced goodies left out in the open by adults, doctors report. In 2014, Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Shortly after, a sharp increase occurred in the number of Colorado kids […]

Remember Mr. Yuk? The disgusted, neon-green version of the classic yellow smiley face was developed back in the early 1970s by Pittsburgh pediatrician Richard Moriarty, who was looking for a symbol that would repel little kids from poison more effectively than the traditional skull and crossbones. Although the Mr. Yuk symbol was never validated by […]

Image Courtesy of Dr. Heather Stein My two least favourite things about camping are the morning hangovers and washing dishes while hunched over a basin. This breakfast cookie recipe, adapted from Magnus Nilsson’s recipe for Skåne Pepparkaka in The Nordic Cookbook, is a simple cure for both. Served with a mature, salty cheese and strong […]

After working quietly for three years with a marijuana company, a well known ad firm in Portland came out Friday with its first video advertising campaign. It features a cannabis-infused drink, but the actors could just as well be drinking beer. The ad, which features a casual backyard party where people sip the marijuana-infused soda, underscores […]

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and if this season’s marijuana-related books are any indication, the topic of weed—once alternative, now increasingly mainstream—is burning up. Forthcoming titles include user’s guides, cocktail recipe books, takes on the global legalization debate, and more, all of which aim to help readers enjoy, or at least contemplate, our new, greener […]