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Marijuana growers seek to extinguish Pa.'s cannabis research program 20.4.2018 Philly.com News
Calling it "disruptive" and "unlawful," a group of Pennsylvania marijuana growers and retailers want to snuff out the state's pioneering research scheme before it launches.
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Marijuana supporters, critics across the US weigh in on 420 19.4.2018 AP Business
America's marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday : Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group....
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Ahead of 420, advocates and critics reflect on pot in the US 19.4.2018 AP Washington
America's marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday: Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any reason. Michigan could become the 10th state with its ballot initiative this year....
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Israeli marijuana giant partners with Pa. medical grower 19.4.2018 Philly.com News
Tikun Olam - the name means "Repair the World" in Hebrew - is a medical marijuana powerhouse in Israel for research. They are licensing proprietary strains of cannabis to Pennsylvania's Ilera Healthcare.
The Health 202: Health industry giants get tax windfall. But it's unclear how it will be used. 18.4.2018 Washington Post
The Health 202: Health industry giants get tax windfall. But it's unclear how it will be used.
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Pledging to punish the “poison pushers” in Colorado, a new partnership forms to fight heroin 18.4.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
In Colorado, federal, state and local law enforcement joined public health officials to form the Heroin Impact Project where they will target dealers while offering help to addicts.
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Two years later, Camden drug users still trek to Philadelphia for clean needles 17.4.2018 Philly.com News
Without a needle exchange, Camden advocates say the city is missing a crucial opportunity to reach people in addiction and offer them treatment - or at least help them avoid infections and overdoses.
Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from U.S. agency 17.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the United States, health officials say.
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The Health 202: Trump is backing off the marijuana fight. But his attorney general has not. 17.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Everyone is getting a bit confused.
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Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma 17.4.2018 AP National
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country, further underscoring how quickly feelings about marijuana are changing in the United States....
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Pa. approves sale of marijuana 'flower;' and will allow cannabis to treat opioid addiction 17.4.2018 Philly.com News
The cost of their medical marijuana could drop by 50 percent with the addition of smokable flower.
Medicaid Is Helping to Combat the Opioid Crisis, Despite Trump's Attacks 13.4.2018 Truthout.com
According to a new report, Medicaid is paying for more addiction treatment than private insurers, and recipients living with opioid disorders are twice as likely to obtain treatment. Medicaid is having an impact despite President Trump's efforts to undermine public benefits, and health experts say Trump's own plan for combating the opioid crisis would do more harm than good. (Photo: FS Productions / Getty Images) This Truthout original was only possible because of our readers' ongoing support. Can you make a monthly donation to ensure we can publish more like it? Click here to give. About 1.9 million nonelderly adults in the United States are believed to be living with opioid addiction, and those with Medicaid were twice as likely as those with private insurance or no health insurance to receive treatment for the disease in 2016,  according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation . The analysis raises serious questions for the Trump administration, which has declared the opioid crisis a major ...
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The Health 202: Under Trump, immigrants back away from Medicaid, Obamacare subsidies 11.4.2018 Washington Post
The Health 202: Under Trump, immigrants back away from Medicaid, Obamacare subsidies
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Opioid addiction treatment with medicine works best. Why don't more young people get it? 10.4.2018 Philly.com News
For people age 24 and under, opioid overdoses increased more than 540 percent from 1999 to 2016, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. Overall, opioid use disorder in this age group, especially 18-24 year, has skyrocketed. Yet for a variety of reasons, MAT is not reaching many of the young people who might benefit from it.
Pa. marijuana board OKs sale of cannabis leaf and flower 10.4.2018 Philly.com News
The board also recommended expanding the number of serious medical conditions that would qualify patients to participate in the program.
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The Health 202: How a fringe idea to solve the opioid crisis turned mainstream 6.4.2018 Washington Post
The Health 202: How a fringe idea to solve the opioid crisis turned mainstream
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Colorado could allow people — including kids — with autism to use medical marijuana 6.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
A Colorado legislative committee gave initial approval to a bill that would allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana to people with autism, after hours of emotionally wrenching testimony.
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10 years after federal law to protect insurance coverage of mental illness, advocates question if it's working 5.4.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
When his adopted son, then 10 years old, started to hear voices and act violently, Matthew Timion knew the boy needed psychiatric help. He did not realize how difficult it would be to pay for it. Timion, a computer programmer who at the time lived in Oak Park and now lives in Moline, said he ...
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5 things Pa. should do before Gov. Wolf's next 90-day opioid emergency ends | Opinion 5.4.2018 Philly.com News
To systematically change the trajectory of the drug epidemic we need to invest in housing, healthcare, education, and jobs.
Marijuana not part of North Dakota's corporate farming ban 4.4.2018 AP Business
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota's Great Depression-era law banning corporate farming won't preclude horticulture operations from growing medical marijuana, provided it's not done on agricultural land, the state's attorney general has determined....
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