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One city forms team to target the most vulnerable homeless 13.12.2017 AP Washington
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless....
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Hard-hit by opioids, a city struggles with hardcore homeless 13.12.2017 AP Politics
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless....
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Colorado teen marijuana use down post-legalization 12.12.2017 Denver Post: Local
The latest results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health align with data collected by Colorado.
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The Health 202: Trent Franks made some big mistakes in discussing surrogacy with staffers 11.12.2017 Washington Post
The Health 202: Trent Franks made some big mistakes in discussing surrogacy with staffers
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Teaching teens the perils of pot as marketplace grows 11.12.2017 Washington Post
Teaching teens the perils of pot as marketplace grows
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The Health 202: Senate GOP intensifies push to send more cash to Obamacare marketplaces 7.12.2017 Washington Post
The Health 202: Senate GOP intensifies push to send more cash to Obamacare marketplaces
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Maryland medical marijuana dispensaries are running out of pot in opening week 7.12.2017 Washington Post
Maryland medical marijuana dispensaries are running out of pot in opening week
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FDA's program to speed up drug approval shaved nearly a year off the process 5.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Speeding the pace at which potentially lifesaving drugs are brought to market was a rallying cry for Donald Trump as a candidate, and is a stated priority of his Food and Drug Administration commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb. But a new study finds that programs already in place were routinely shortening...

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Medical marijuana loses foothold to recreational industry 5.12.2017 AP Washington
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A medical marijuana card used to be the key to buying and possessing pot in Oregon....
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Incumbent president leads in disputed Honduran elections, but no winner declared 5.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, seeking a second term in office, continued to hold a slim lead Monday as officials largely completed the count in disputed national balloting.

But eight days after the voting, authorities had yet to proclaim a winner as the opposition continued to allege...

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L.A. lawmakers are close to setting ground rules for marijuana industry 5.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles lawmakers took another step Monday toward imposing regulations that would limit where and how marijuana businesses can operate as California legalizes the sale of recreational pot.

The elaborate regulations, which have been repeatedly tweaked at a string of city hearings, lay out the...

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The 'gay wedding cake' case isn't about religious freedom or free speech 4.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of David Mullins and Charlie Craig, a couple turned away by Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., when they tried to buy a wedding cake.

The two weren’t turned away because they couldn’t afford the cake. They weren’t turned away because they...

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'Take all their excuses away': Hard cases in heroin fight 4.12.2017 AP National
CHICAGO (AP) -- The van was coming for Richard Rivera, but it was taking a long time. He waited inside the entrance of Saint Anthony Hospital where he had spent the past three days getting off heroin. His next stop: a sober-living facility....
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Medical marijuana has arrived in Maryland, and sales have begun 2.12.2017 Washington Post
Medical marijuana has arrived in Maryland, and sales have begun
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US approves monthly injection for opioid addiction 1.12.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. health officials on Thursday approved the first injectable form of the leading medication to treat patients recovering from addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids....
Minnesota OKs medical marijuana for autism, apnea 30.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Starting in July, autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea will qualify as conditions eligible to be treated in Minnesota with medical cannabis, the state Health Department said Thursday.
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Temple U. marijuana deal makes U.S. Rep. Bob Brady fume 30.11.2017 Philly.com News
Philadelphia was shut out in June when 12 permits were awarded to cultivate cannabis in Pennsylvania. Now, the congressman, arguably the region's most powerful politician, is demanding to know why medical marijuana won't be grown on his home turf.
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Colorado grapples with 80 percent jump in newborns going through opioid withdrawal 30.11.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The rise in Colorado newborns addicted to opioids has alarmed physicians and child advocates, jumping 83 percent from 2010 to 2015. The state's rate climbed from 2 births out of 1,000 to 3.6 births in that five-year period.
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Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD 27.11.2017 Philly.com News
NEW YORK (AP) - It was a telling setting for a decision on whether post-traumatic stress disorder patients could use medical marijuana.
In the nation’s capital, a grow-your-own marijuana boom 23.11.2017 Washington Post
From young tokers to elderly first-timers to avid gardeners, the home cultivation scene has bloomed since it became legal for Washingtonians to grow up to six marijuana plants. “For years, you could only discuss ‘tomatoes’ in the store,” said the owner of a D.C. hydroponics shop. “Now, everyone’s out in the open and new people are pouring in.”
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