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Pitt researchers develop first THC breathalyzer

Pitt researchers develop first THC breathalyzer

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

Opinion | Pa. marijuana legalization necessary

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

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

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

Editorial: Sessions takes step backward on weed

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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