Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

Off The Grid   This is amazing. Don’t get me wrong: kids shouldn’t be smoking pot. But I bet if those same kids they tested were using alcohol, you would’ve seen different results. Yet, alcohol is legal and marijuana is not. I don’t think alcohol, marijuana, or tobacco should be legal to anyone under 18.

The Second Chance Pell Pilot Program, a new experimental program, has been created to encourage prisoners to work towards a college degree with federal money while still behind bars.

Off The Grid The Obama administration is testing a new program that will provide a limited number of prisoners with the opportunity to pursue a college degree through federally-financed grants.   Some Republicans are against the idea, especially since the Obama administration is not waiting around for congressional approval.   Related Story Jesse Ventura: Will You

The Orange County Register reports that three Santa Ana police officers want to quash a surveillance video that shows officers making derogatory comments about a disabled woman and possibly snacking on pot edibles during a recent raid of a medical marijuana dispensary.

Off The Grid   I’d like to say to all police officers: when you do busts on medical marijuana, you’re hurting people that aren’t there. Medical marijuana helps seizure patients. It helps glaucoma and cancer patients. So when you bust in thinking you’re doing such a great job, just remember: what you’re doing could very

Pennsylvania is on the verge of becoming one of the first states in the country to base criminal sentences not only on what crimes people have been convicted of, but also on whether they are deemed likely to commit additional crimes.

Off The Grid   It’s ridiculous. This is thought police. We now get convicted for what we might do. What ever happened to the day when you got convicted for the crime you did? I don’t think the thought police have any business in our judicial part of government. You prosecute people for what they’ve

Marijuana is legal at the state level, but not at the federal level. If you vote for one of these GOP candidates, you should know that they plan on enforcing federal law to the full extent until marijuana is once again illegal in the United States.

Jen Hobbs This batch of GOP presidential hopefuls has said some crazy things on issues ranging from same-sex marriage to drones and birth control. If you don’t believe me, here’s a recap: Republicans claim to be for smaller government oversight. Historically, the GOP says “states’ rights” come first. However, this crop of presidential hopefuls is turning

St. Louis County declared a state of emergency today just as prosecutors were filing charges against an 18-year-old who was shot and wounded by police overnight during the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.

Off The Grid St. Louis County executive Steve Stenger declared a State of Emergency today following demonstrations that turned violent, commemorating the killing of Michael Brown just a year ago. “In light of last night’s violence and unrest in the city of Ferguson, and the potential for harm to persons and property, I am exercising

According to a report in the New York Post, the number of Ground Zero responders and victims afflicted with cancers has grown to 3,700.

Off The Grid 3,700.  That’s the number of 9/11 responders and victims who are suffering from some type of cancer, according to the New York Post.  And that number seems to only be growing.   That number includes Fire Department members (1,100 to be exact), cops and other responders (2,134), and victims, such as residents and local

A federal cleanup crew accidentally released mine waste into the water in Colorado. An estimated 1 million gallons of waste water spilled out of an abandoned mine area in the southern part of the state last week, turning the Animas River orange and prompting the EPA to tell locals to avoid it.

Off The Grid It’s horrifying that more precautions weren’t taken to avoid some type of spill like this. I think that river is going to be ruined for decades. You can’t even tell that the river is a river anymore. It looks like pea soup running through the river. It will take years to try