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The Pitt Prescription: Exploring medical marijuana as alternative medicine

The Pitt Prescription

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

More states are beginning to legalize the use of medical marijuana (AKA medical cannabis) and some patients are getting the opportunity to try new therapies for previously difficult to treat conditions.

The Outbreak | Cannabis, coronavirus and boredom

The Outbreak | Cannabis, coronavirus and boredom

By Anonymous Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

To be honest, I am not sure if I would be able to keep my sanity during this quarantine without weed to take the edge off. 

Editorial: Medical marijuana use should not impact housing assistance decisions

Individuals applying for Section 8 housing can be denied on the basis of medical marijuana usage.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 12, 2020

The fact that an individual can be denied housing when they would otherwise be eligible is ridiculous, and the use of medical marijuana should not be considered when determining if a person qualifies for Section 8 housing.

Pitt researchers develop first THC breathalyzer

Driving skills can be negatively impacted while under the influence of THC.

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

August 29, 2019

Researchers from the chemistry department’s Star Lab and Swanson’s electrical and computer engineering department worked together to develop the prototype.

Opinion | Pa. marijuana legalization necessary

Democratic Sens. Daylin Leach and Sharif Street proposed Pennsylvania Senate Bill 350 on March 18, an extremely progressive cannabis legalization bill.

By Julia Kreutzer, Staff Columnist

March 24, 2019

In the push for meaningfully combating racist practices, creating legal opportunities for medicinal and recreational marijuana users and bolstering the state’s economy, approving SB 350 is an instrumental move.

Editorial: Riding high: United States should follow Canada’s pot legalization

(Image by Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 18, 2018

Canada became the second country in the world to legalize cannabis on Wednesday. The United States should follow suit — and weed out oppressive drug policies.

Editorial: Sessions takes step backward on weed

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee Nov. 14, 2017 in Washington, D.C.  (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 9, 2018

It’s no secret President Trump’s attorney general has a strong antiquated streak — even his full name, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, conjures up images of Confederate generals and “Gone with the Wind.” As for policy choices, Sessions’ memo last Thursday — which ended federal tolera...

Blazing through the ages: Cannabis prevalent on campus in ’70s

By Natalia Blewonska & Elaina Zachos / The Pitt News Staff

April 20, 2015

When you look out over the Cathedral lawn, you see students sprawled out, soaking up the mid-April sun. While today you wouldn’t find anyone conspicuously smoking pot, 40 or 50 years ago pot use was commonplace.  The radical late ’60s and ’70s were a response  to the conservatism of 1936’s gove...

Marijuana punishments inconsistent across professional sports

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

April 20, 2015

Professional athletes smoke pot. We know this. It’s not a big secret, nor should it be.But even as state after state legalizes marijuana, major league sports officials continue to classify the drug in the same category as cocaine, Ecstasy and other legitimately dangerous substances.To understand why...

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