Commentary: Biden’s stance on marijuana out of touch, harmful

Wow. He lost my vote! I have known Joe Biden since we both were young lawyers in Delaware in the ‘70s, and I used to think he’d be OK for president, with all the experience he got as Obama’s VP. Not anymore, due to his stance on federal marijuana law! He says that his concern […]

Commentary: Tainted vape scare increases need to legalize marijuana

In the latest development in the ongoing vape crisis, the CDC announced last week that Vitamin E acetate, an additive used to dilute product and maximize profits, had been found in all of the lung fluid samples collected from individuals who had been diagnosed with e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI). Citing […]

Marijuana vape sales lag as lung illnesses rise in US

PORTLAND, Ore. — Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what’s causing a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung disease among people who use e-cigarettes. The ailment has sickened at least 805 people and killed 13. Some vaped […]

Commentary: It’s high time someone looked at pot taxes

Consumers don’t seem to mind paying sales taxes on things like food and clothing. Marijuana may be a different story. As marijuana taxes are imposed in more states, many recreational marijuana users might cross interstate borders to avoid them or even hoard stocks of weed in anticipation of them. If state governments don’t adjust to […]

Speak Out: Marijuana warning

Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use. • We have to be a pretty stupid population base if we need to be told that children and pregnant women shouldn’t smoke pot. — Ryan […]

‘This ain’t your mother’s marijuana,’ surgeon general says

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Surgeon General Jerome Adams made the announcement, with Azar calling marijuana “a dangerous drug.” Officials said […]

Letter to the Editor: Marijuana myths

I am sorry to see so many myths and so much misinformation surrounding cannabis legalization. Per a recent UD poll, over 60% of Delawareans support it, and rightfully so. THC, cannabis’ active drug, is not physically addictive, nor does it lead to aggressive or violent behavior. Yet alcohol, which is physically addictive and causes many […]

Letter to the Editor: Against legal marijuana

Totally against it accept for strictly medical cures. How much have the long-term effects of use of marijuana been published? A My brother died from a series of mini-strokes from a long-term use. The Journal of Medicine stated that long-term use of it contributes to strokes/death. I rest my case. Hope the governor sticks to […]

Speak Out: Marijuana and driving

Readers reacted to a recent commentary by Cathy Rossi, vice president of public and government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic, on the dangers of marijuana and driving. • Ha! But alcohol and prescribed opioids don’t? Trust me, people who smoke pot drive slow because everything looks so far away. It’s not like they’re gonna be speeding […]

Commentary: Marijuana jeopardizes highway safety

In light of the introduction of House Bill 110, AAA Mid-Atlantic calls on members of the Delaware General Assembly to oppose House Bill 110 because of the negative implications to road safety caused by the commercialization of marijuana (as experienced by other states, including Washington, Oregon, and Colorado) and to protect families on our highways […]