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Is fentanyl more dangerous than heroin? 19.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Is the opioid crisis just getting worse?
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Medical marijuana patients, legally banned from driving, may get a pass in Pa. 19.6.2018 Philly.com News
All marijuana users are forbidden from operating a car, truck, boat, or an airplane under Pennsylvania statute. That poses a conundrum for medical marijuana patients who need to drive and want to stay within the bounds of law. Pa. Rep. Sheryl M. Delozier, a Republican from Cumberland County, says she aims to fix that.
Lawmakers in Illinois embrace medical marijuana as an opioid alternative 15.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Seeking solutions for the opioid crisis, policymakers in Illinois and many other states are looking to expand access to marijuana for chronic pain sufferers.
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Medical marijuana dispensary expands in South Jersey, eyes new locations in Cherry Hill and Moorestown 10.6.2018 Philly.com News
The scramble to open new medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers across New Jersey has begun after thousands of new patients now qualify for cannabis under Gov. Murphy's changes to the program. Among them is a South Jersey dispensary that opened in 2013 and that has struggled to attract patients. Now, Compassionate Care Foundation has launched ambitious plans to open two satellite dispensaries and to expand its cultivation operation into a 135,000 square foot greenhouse that once nurtured thousands of orchids in Gloucester County. Moorestown and Cherry Hill have been targeted for the satellite shops.
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“We’re really taking step after step after step”: Jeff Sessions sings Trump’s praises in Denver speech at Western Conservative Summit 9.6.2018 Denver Post: National News Headlines
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sang President Donald Trump's praises in a Denver speech Friday at the Western Conservative Summit, touting his agency's move this week to not defend key elements of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act.
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Jeff Sessions Is Really Going to Hate the World Health Organizations’s First-Ever Marijuana Review 8.6.2018 Mother Jones
The World Health Organization met in Geneva, Switzerland this week to review a first-of-its-kind report on the health and safety of cannabis, and President Trump’s Justice Department will almost certainly not be thrilled with the report’s findings that marijuana is a “relatively safe drug.”  The report, compiled by a team of international cannabis experts and presented to the Expert Committee […]
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In record-setting veto, Hickenlooper rejects bill adding autism to conditions eligible for medical marijuana 6.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have added autism to the list of conditions eligible under state law for medical marijuana treatment.
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Hickenlooper vetoes bill that would have allowed first-in-the-nation marijuana “tasting rooms” 5.6.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday vetoed a bill that would have created licensed marijuana "tasting rooms" in Colorado -- in what would have been a first-in-the-nation endeavor.
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With rise of legal marijuana in some states, drug education moves from 'don't' to 'delay' 3.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Today's drug prevention messaging is a far cry from the "Just Say No" days. Schools want to give kids the facts to make informed decisions about whether and when to try drugs or alcohol.
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Philly deserves credit for clearing out heroin encampments, offering help | Editorial 2.6.2018 Philly.com News
Even the language of response - warm handoffs, harm reduction - speaks to a shift away from harsher, criminalizing responses that have been hallmarks of the past.
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Philly's first medical marijuana dispensary opens in Fishtown 30.5.2018 Philly.com News
Restore Integrative Wellness Center, a spa-like facility on the 900 block of Frankford Ave., was packed with patients and caregivers shortly after 11 a.m., said co-owner Vip Patel.
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Philly's heroin camps illustrate how housing instability hurts health 30.5.2018 Philly.com News
Shutting down encampments and connecting some people to treatment are only temporary fixes. Bigger ideas are necessary to holistically address this problem. By looking at this crisis as both a healthcare and a housing issue, policymakers can move toward real solutions that address the root causes of the problem.
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Pa. marijuana dispensaries join Michigan pain study 25.5.2018 Philly.com News
A consortium of 25 Pennsylvania marijuana dispensaries announced it will collect patient research data for a national study on chronic pain already underway at the University of Michigan.
California lawmakers seek to waive taxes for medical marijuana given to indigent patients 25.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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“Meg the Budtender” takes lead on new Colorado marijuana education campaign 21.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado's health department unveiled "Responsibility Grows Here," the latest public education effort that will include four targeted campaigns addressing consumers, youth, trusted adults, and pregnant and breastfeeding women.
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Now that marijuana is legal, could magic mushrooms be next? 15.5.2018 Philly.com News
Activists argue that psilocybin-rich mushrooms ought to be decriminalized. Some medical experts are wary.
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The Health 202: Here's how the Trump administration is expanding a drug pricing database 15.5.2018 Washington Post
The Health 202: Here's how the Trump administration is expanding a drug pricing database
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A dangerous opioid is killing people in California. It's starting to show up in cocaine and meth 15.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Fentanyl is increasingly showing up in cocaine, methamphetamine and other non-opiate drugs, often without users knowing, experts say. Many fear that the rise of fentanyl signals a major threat in California, which has in large part avoided the worst of the opioid epidemic.
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Fentanyl deaths in Minnesota surge into 'public health crisis' 14.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The powerful drug that killed Prince and has shattered lives across the Twin Cities contributed to nearly all the 172 deaths tied to synthetic opioids last year. Officials worry fentanyl may be taking heroin's place on the street.
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101 bills that passed and failed: A digest of what you missed in the 2018 Colorado legislative session, from taxes to crime to transportation 13.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado lawmakers introduced more than 700 bills in the 2018 legislative session covering a wide range of topics. If you’re wondering what you missed, one line about 101 bills that passed or failed in the 120-day term.
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