Pot brownie ice cream? Ben & Jerry’s founder would be into it

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This could take brain freeze to a whole new level.

One of the founders of the Vermont-based ice cream outfit Ben & Jerry's said on Wednesday that he would consider selling marijuana-infused ice cream.


"Makes sense to me," Ben Cohen told HuffPost Live. "Combine your pleasures."

His partner, Jerry Greenfield, was more cautious, saying it wasn't his call. "If it were my decision, I'd be doing it, but fortunately we have wiser heads at the company that figure those things out," he said.


If the company does introduce a pot-laced product, it would be in good company (at least in name): Peanut Butter Half Baked, Hazed and Confused, and Cherry Garcia are already out there.

Weed allergies are a growing problem

We know people can be allergic to grass (the regular kind on your lawn), so it's not totally surprising that they can have negative reactions to the hippie variation.

A study published in a scientific journal this week compiled reports of cannabis allergies, something they say has not been commonly documented in medical literature despite the drug's widespread use.

The reactions sound akin to seasonal allergies: congestion, coughing and runny nose, among other unpleasantries.


Doctors warn that more people could start reporting allergies as the drug becomes more mainstream across the U.S.

Unarmed man shot and killed during weed raid

A sheriff's deputy in the central Florida city of Deltona shot an unarmed man in the face during a drug raid on Wednesday, according to WFTV. The man, 26-year-old Derek Cruice, was pronounced dead a short time later at an area hospital.


A police SWAT team stormed the residence to execute a search warrant and recovered 217 grams of marijuana, as well as drug paraphernalia.

Witnesses inside the house told WFTV he wasn't wearing a shirt and couldn't have been concealing a weapon; one man present during the raid said the shooting amounted to "murder."


The officer involved in the shooting, 36-year-old Deputy Todd Raible, has been on the force since 2005, WFTV reported.

Retired NFL player says the league needs to approve marijuana

Former Denver Broncos tight end Nate Jackson thinks the National Football League should remove marijuana from its list of banned substances.


Jackson, who played in the NFL between 2003 and 2008, said at a marijuana business conference on Wednesday that he self-medicated with the drug during his career, in an attempt to avoid taking opiate painkillers.

While legal, painkillers are far more dangerous than marijuana when it comes to the amount needed for a fatal overdose (there's never been a known overdose on weed).


"I feel like I exited the game with my mind intact," Jackson said, as reported in The Associated Press. "And I credit that to marijuana in a lot of ways and not getting hooked on these pain pills that are recklessly distributed in the league when a guy gets an injury."

Ted Hesson was formerly the immigration editor at Fusion, covering the issue from Washington, D.C. He also writes about drug laws and (occasionally) baseball. On the side: guitars, urban biking, and fiction.

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