Why Brittney Griner and Other Athletes Choose Cannabis for Pain

Griner, the W.N.B.A. star detained in Russia on drug charges, is one of many athletes who have said cannabis helps with sports injuries. But it is banned by sports leagues and illegal in many places.

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Brittney Griner’s Lawyers Argue for Leniency in Russian Court

The W.N.B.A. star had not intended to smuggle narcotics into Russia, her legal team said, adding that, like many other international athletes, she had used cannabis to help ease pain from injuries.

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What Is Delta-8, and Why Is It So Popular?

This popular cannabis product claims to be milder than regular marijuana. But is it legal? And is it safe?

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Teens Are Getting Sick From Products With High THC Levels

With THC levels close to 100 percent, today’s cannabis products are making some teenagers highly dependent and dangerously ill.

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New York’s Weed Rush Is Here. They Came to Cash In.

For generations, entrepreneurs and dreamers have moved to New York City to strike it big. Now they’re coming to sell a lot of cannabis.

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Is Driving High as Dangerous as Driving Drunk?

There’s limited data on how marijuana impacts driving performance, but experts urge caution before getting behind the wheel.

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Oakland Cannabis Sellers, Once Full of Hope, Face a Harsh Reality

The cannabis industry, designed in part to help communities upended by the war on drugs, is being threatened by theft, racism and a market that is stacked against small operators.

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These Weed Sellers Aren’t Waiting for Permits: ‘Like a Dream Come True’

Here’s what it’s like to walk through Washington Square Park in Manhattan in the wake of legalization.

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Cannabis Events Come Out of Hiding in New York City

As New Yorkers wait for marijuana sales to be legalized, some small businesses are putting down roots.

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More Young Kids Are Getting Sick From Cannabis Edibles

As states legalize cannabis, a growing number of children are inadvertently consuming marijuana-infused foods.

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Cannabis to Help You Diet? One Edibles Company Thinks So

An edibles company says one of its products will lead not to the “the munchies” but to weight loss. There’s just one problem: the science.

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Japan Stays Tough on Marijuana as Other Nations Loosen Up

Some Japanese who have gone abroad and been exposed to the benefits of cannabis derivatives, particularly CBD, are hoping Japan will change course. But the government shows little inclination.

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What’s the Point of a Fake Pot Plant?

One company wants its artificial cannabis décor to start conversations about the potential benefits of weed.

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Can Wellness Drinks Help Calm Your Anxiety?

A new crop of wellness beverages claim to help you feel more calm and relaxed, but some experts are skeptical that they can live up to the hype.

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Discovery of Marijuana Preceded Deadly Tucson Shooting, U.S. Says

Investigators say they found more than five pounds of marijuana and 50 packages of edibles before one of the suspects opened fire on federal agents in Tucson, Ariz.

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Frenchy Cannoli, Ardent Evangelist for Hashish, Dies at 64

He left France at 18 for a nearly two-decade sojourn to India, Nepal, Mexico and Morocco to learn the secrets of making hash and became an authority.

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Big Candy Is Angry at Look-Alike THC Treats

As more states legalize recreational cannabis, Wrigley and others are suing over look-alike THC treats. They’re protecting their brands — and also, they argue, your kids.

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How Weed, Calif., Finally Embraced Weed, the Drug

For decades, a rural California city winced at the puns. Now it’s cashing in.

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‘A Land Grab’ for a Piece of New York’s Marijuana Business

Cannabis companies and brokers are rushing into what could be a $4.2 billion industry, but for all the excitement, there are significant challenges.

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Teenage Brains Are More Vulnerable to Marijuana, Federal Data Suggests

Teenagers are more likely to get hooked on marijuana, stimulants and other recreational drugs than college-aged or older adults.

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Lighting Up Later in Life

The number of older adults who use cannabis is on the rise, and some health experts are concerned.

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What Are the Benefits of CBD?

More than 60 percent of CBD users were taking it for anxiety, according to a survey of 5,000 people. Does it help?

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What Is Delta-8-THC?: The Hemp Derivative That’s a Hot Seller

A once-ignored derivative of hemp has become a hot seller for people looking for a loophole around marijuana laws.

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This Drug Gets You High, and Is Legal (Maybe) Across the Country

A once-ignored derivative of hemp has become a hot seller for people looking for a loophole around marijuana laws.

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Argentina to Allow Medicinal Marijuana to Be Grown at Home

The new regulation also orders insurance providers to cover cannabis products prescribed by doctors. Some of the strongest champions of the government’s move were mothers of sick children.

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The Election’s Over, but Not the Stress. Any Edibles Left?

Sales surged as people turned to gummy bears, cookies and chocolates infused with cannabis to soothe their jitters.

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Do You Have the Heart for Marijuana?

Research suggests that smoking marijuana carries many of the same cardiovascular health hazards as smoking tobacco.

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You Know What Else Sold Well During the Pandemic? Weed Edibles

Pandemic anxiety and mounting concerns about vaping have helped shift sales of cannabis products.

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A Hidden Origin Story of the CBD Craze

The cure-all debate over the cannabis compound has distracted from the serious — and seriously odd — back story of how cannabidiol conquered the country.

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Should You Give Your Kid CBD?

More Americans are using the hemp (or marijuana) extract on their kids, but experts aren’t sold on its efficacy.

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Cannabis Scientists Are Chasing the Perfect High

Chemists at some of the biggest legal-weed companies are after an elusive prize: a predictable, reliable product.

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