marijuana

The Roommate triumphs in story and set despite rocky start

<em>The Roommate</em> triumphs in story and set despite rocky start

Griffin Sendek | Features Editor 03/27/19 The moment I took my seat in the City Theater for the performance of The Roommate, I was utterly dumbfounded at how immaculate and expertly-crafted the set was. The set for the show was meant to replicate the look of an Iowa home, and designer Tony Ferrieri could not […]

Midterm Mania: Nation votes on important issues in ballot referenda

Midterm Mania: Nation votes on important issues in ballot referenda

Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 11/08/18 As the whole nation focused unprecedented attention on House and Senate candidates during these midterm elections, people intently watching maps and needles on Tuesday night may have missed some of the state and local referenda that made major impacts in smaller areas. In Allegheny County, voters rejected a referendum […]

Marijuana legislation vastly differs in U.S. and Canada

Marijuana legislation vastly differs in U.S. and Canada

Raymond Arke | News Editor 04/05/18 OTTAWA — Right before Easter Break, a panel at Duquesne looked at marijuana policy in the United States and how the media covers it. As controversy surrounds the ongoing state-by-state legalization of medical and recreational marijuana use in the U.S., the country’s northerly neighbors are planning to legalize the […]

Decriminalizing pot is step in right direction for city

Decriminalizing pot is step in right direction for city

By: Duke Staff Pot-smoking college students across Pittsburgh exhaled a collective sigh of relief this week as city council approved an ordinance to further decriminalize marijuana use. The measure — which is expected to be signed into law by Mayor Bill Peduto in the next two weeks — makes the punishment for possessing or smoking […]

Busted: Student arrested for pot possession

Busted: Student arrested for pot possession

By Kaye Burnet | News Editor A student was led away from Assumption Hall in handcuffs Wednesday morning after being arrested by Duquesne police for possessing a large quantity of marijuana, university spokeswoman Rose Ravasio confirmed. The 18-year-old male student is suspected of selling or giving away drugs to others, as “the amount confiscated suggests […]

Pittsburgh decriminalizes weed possession

Pittsburgh decriminalizes weed possession

By Raymond Arke | The Duquesne Duke Pittsburgh will blaze a new trail in 2016. Pittsburgh City Council recently became the second city in Pennsylvania, after Philadelphia, to decriminalize possession of marijuana. This reduces the penalty for those caught with small amounts of cannabis, without making the substance legal. City Council approved the new policy […]

Pros, cons abound in pot debate

Pros, cons abound in pot debate

By: Michael Williams | Student Columnist Over the last two weeks, four major developments occurred in the battle for marijuana legalization. First, Canada elected new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Nov. 4. He promises to make marijuana legal in Canada. On that same day, Mexico’s Supreme Court declared that individuals should have the right to […]

Duquesne chimes in on medical marijuana debate

Duquesne chimes in on medical marijuana debate

By Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke As lawmakers in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives consider a bill that would make Pennsylvania the 24th state to legalize marijuana for medical use, a group of legal and scientific experts met at Duquesne for their own debate on the topic. Last Friday, the Africa Room was filled […]

Prisoners question jail time due to new drug laws

By Sam Leon | Student Columnist So far in the past year, we have seen two states in the country prevail in their much pressed-for efforts in the reform of marijuana law. Colorado may be the biggest success story so far for marijuana legalization supporters—where a person can legally purchase the herb purely for pleasure. […]

Medical marijuana debate reaches Pennsylvania

Medical marijuana debate reaches Pennsylvania

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor Twenty states across the country have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. A growing number of constituents across Pennsylvania are working to make this state the 21st. Senate Law and Justice Committee Chairman Chuck McIlhanney (R-Bucks) oversaw a hearing in Harrisburg on Tuesday afternoon introducing Senate Bill 1182 and […]