Alex Norcia

Weed

How to Expunge Your Record for Cannabis Crimes: Illinois

Clearing a criminal record for a weed-related infraction is relatively easy in Illinois.
Alex Norcia
1.16.20
Tobacco

Vape Panic Is Accidentally Killing Hookah Too

If states continue to ban flavored tobacco and vaping products, hookah could be collateral damage in the U.S.
Alex Norcia
1.14.20
vaping

Health Insurance Companies Can Charge People Who Vape Up to 50% More

Like U-Haul, they think vaping can be just as dangerous as smoking cigarettes.
Alex Norcia
1.9.20
vaping

Two Old Guys Reveal They Know Nothing About Vaping

Voters asked Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden about vapes last weekend. They didn't seem to know what they were talking about.
Alex Norcia
1.6.20
Drugs

The Trump Administration Just Banned Almost All Flavored Vape Pods

But menthol- and tobacco-flavored products will remain available for purchase.
Alex Norcia
1.2.20
drugs-health

Vape Shop Owners and Employees Are Having a Nightmare Christmas

This is what happens when your industry becomes a national scandal—and a community tries to look after its own.
Alex Norcia
12.24.19
drugs-health

America's Strange Nicotine Regulations Somehow Just Got Even Weirder

The FDA just OK'd low-nicotine cigarettes. Vapers are pissed.
Alex Norcia
12.18.19
psychedelics

Psychedelics Were Already Having a Good Year. Then Andrew Yang Tweeted

"We are at the forefront of the fight to end the war on drugs," one advocate said of a budding movement.
Alex Norcia
12.16.19
drugs-health

Scientists Tell Everyone to Take Several Seats Over Vaping Panic

"In public health, there are always trade-offs."
Alex Norcia
12.13.19
drugs-health

Here's More Evidence That Flavors Aren't the Reason Teens Vape

"Mint" and "unicorn poop" might not be as compelling to young people as trying something kind of weird and maybe even dangerous.
Alex Norcia
12.10.19
Weed

Pennsylvania Is Using the Vape Crisis to Try to Legalize Weed

"I think this is the primary lesson from the outbreak," one expert said.
Alex Norcia
12.9.19
money-inequality

When Students Are Striking at Harvard, You Know Class Rage Is Peaking

Graduate workers at the richest college in America haven't been happy for a while now. They're not alone.
Alex Norcia
12.4.19
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