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Denver council approves rules aimed at marijuana, pet food odors 3.5.2016 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council on Monday approved a beefed-up odor-control ordinance that will require commercial marijuana grow facilities and other smelly businesses to freshen ...
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Colorado pot industry steps up pesticide fight against regulators 2.5.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The Colorado marijuana industry is stepping up its fight against the state's efforts to regulate the application of pesticides on cannabis.
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Walgreens Broaches Possible Health Benefits Of Medical Marijuana 1.5.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Walgreens wants to talk about marijuana. In what appears to be an unprecedented move for a company its size, Walgreens published a discussion of the possible health benefits of medical marijuana on its health and wellness blog  this week. In the post, titled "Clarifying Clinical Cannabis," a resident pharmacist at the company takes a look at medical marijuana's side effects, the debate about its medicinal properties and its legality: "Research has indicated it may impair your lungs, memory and judgment. However, research has also shown marijuana provides pain relief in ways traditional pain medicines don’t. Medical marijuana can improve appetite and relieve nausea in those who have cancer and it may help relieve symptoms such as muscle stiffness in people who have multiple sclerosis." It's not exactly clear what the company's intentions are. Its parent company, Walgreen Co., isn't ready to say it's throwing its hat in the ring of an industry whose recreational and medical sales topped out at  $5.4 ...
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Hawaii selects businesses for medical pot but excludes actor 30.4.2016 AP National
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii selected eight businesses Friday to open medical marijuana dispensaries - but not one owned by Woody Harrelson....
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Hawaii selects businesses for medical pot but not to actor 30.4.2016 AP National
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii selected eight businesses Friday to open medical marijuana dispensaries - but not one owned by Woody Harrelson....
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Colorado to pay high price for doctor to study marijuana legalization 30.4.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado health officials want to hire somebody to keep an eye on marijuana legalization — at potentially one of the highest salaries in state ...
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Americans Are As Worried About Bad Water As Heroin 30.4.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- Contaminated drinking water ranks behind only cancer and heroin abuse as a serious health problem facing the U.S., according to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The poll asked whether people considered a range of health problems "extremely serious." Thirty-five percent felt that way about contaminated drinking water, the same percentage as for heroin abuse.  The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has focused national attention on the problem of aging water systems with crumbling pipes that deposit lead in people's drinking water.  In Flint, the pipes crumbled extra quickly after the city started pumping water from the Flint River in April of 2014. Contrary to regulatory requirements, state regulators told city officials not to treat the water with anti-corrosion chemicals designed to reduce the amount of lead that leaches from pipes into the water. Research eventually showed higher blood lead levels in Flint children following the water switch. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) ...
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There's something missing from our drug laws: Science 28.4.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
There's something missing from our drug laws: Science
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UK doctors say smokers should be encouraged to use e-cigarettes 28.4.2016 Technology
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This Opioid Treatment Model That Provides All Levels Of Care Is Spawning Imitators 27.4.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. BALTIMORE — Dr. Kenneth Stoller held court on the sidewalk outside the Broadway Center for Addiction on a sunny afternoon last week, chatting with a troop of lingering patients. He beamed as he patted a young man on the shoulder and said he’d see him tomorrow. “It’s important for patients to see this as a place that’s safe and accepting,” he said. “For some, it’s the first place they’ve gotten positive reinforcement in their lives.” Operated by Johns Hopkins Hospital and located two blocks from its main campus, the Broadway Center — or “911” as it’s called because of its address at 911 N. Broadway — has provided methadone maintenance therapy for people with opioid addiction for more than two decades. But unlike most of the roughly 1,400 methadone clinics across the country, the Broadway Center offers not only ...
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Room for Debate: Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug? 26.4.2016 NY Times: Editorials
Does using marijuana lead to the use of more dangerous drugs, making it too dangerous to legalize?
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Thousands Leave Maryland Prisons With Health Problems And No Coverage 24.4.2016 NPR: Healthcare
Maryland's prisons and jails release thousands of inmates each year without helping them enroll in Medicaid, jeopardizing their health and putting communities at greater risk.
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Drug-addicted, dangerous and licensed for the operating room 24.4.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Dr. Joely Nelson slumped from a living room chair onto a pillow on the hearth of the fireplace, her face scorched from the heat, her dead body riddled with ...
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The movement to legalize pot gains speed in the Americas 24.4.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

In the shift toward legalization of marijuana, the Americas have emerged as a leader.
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Bongs, yoga and camaraderie at National Cannabis Festival 24.4.2016 Washington Post
Bongs, yoga and camaraderie at National Cannabis Festival
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Mom wants Loveland to allow pot sales to help sick daughter, others 24.4.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
LOVELAND — Andrea Samson wants to buy medical marijuana products for her 7-month-old daughter who has cerebral palsy without traveling out of town or making purchases ...
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DEA gives approval to Colorado-funded study on marijuana and PTSD 23.4.2016 Denver Post: Local
A groundbreaking, Colorado-funded study looking at whether cannabis can treat post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans has received the final go-ahead from federal ...
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Pot legalization gains traction across the Americas 23.4.2016 Washington Post
Mexico is the latest example of the Western Hemisphere’s emergence as a leader in legalizing weed. It’s a remarkable shift for a region where the U.S. government has led a decades-long campaign against the cultivation of marijuana, coca and opium poppy.
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Pa. Medical Society airs findings on medical marijuana 21.4.2016 Philly.com News
The law signed by Gov. Wolf on Sunday legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania provides for an ambitious set of research programs to track how the drug works on the 17 health conditions listed in the law. But investigations are already underway, and the Pennsylvania Medical Society held a telephone conference Wednesday to discuss recent scientific findings.
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Landmark UN Session Falling Short of Lofty Goal to End War on Drugs 20.4.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

World leaders are gathered in New York this week for the first United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs in almost two decades, with the lofty goal of ending the failed War on Drugs.

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