A series of studies point out that vulnerable, still-developing adolescent brains don’t mix so well with marijuana, but definitive research is elusive.
Postpartum depression (PPD) affects one in nine new mothers. Hours after the birth, cradling her new baby girl in her arms, Behar believed she had dodged the bullet. What followed was what Behar describes as despair: uncontrollable fits of crying, thoughts of hurting herself, and eventually the upsetting realization that she was experiencing postpartum depression.
Maggie Selmeski, 4, and her family are "medical marijuana refugees," as they came to Colorado from Tennessee in pursuit of pot. It is the only effective treatment for Maggie's epilepsy, which can cause 500 seizures a day.
It was Thanksgiving afternoon in Madison, Conn., four years ago, and the Cecchi family was getting ready for dinner. Just before the turkey was served, Paige Cecchi, then an 18-year-old college freshman, gave her older sister, Lauren, “the look,” Paige remembers. “Then we realized Dad had caught ‘the look,’” she says of her father, Mike, who is now 66.
The singer has been smoking marijuana recreationally since 21 but didn’t learn of its medicinal benefits until years later when she was battling cancer.
Brad bends down to inspect one of his medical marijuana plants on the farm. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA — Brad and Katherine live a simple life on 120 acres with two dogs, three cats, a goat, some chickens, three alpacas — and just under 2,000 square feet of marijuana plants. Katherine, 31, never smokes pot — though she does bake medical marijuana dog treats for the arthritic family dog, Jake.
In the four years since Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana, Gov. John Hickenlooper — who originally opposed the referendum — hasn’t seen the negative effects he feared. “You know, at first, I opposed it,” Hickenlooper said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. Since then, Hickenlooper, the former Denver mayor and brewery owner, has softened his stance on weed.