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Analysis: U.S. marijuana policy will make it NAFTA’s biggest loser as Canada and Mexico cash in 19.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Canada and Mexico are positioned to unlock the multi-billion-dollar cannabis industry, leaving behind the United States, with its policy of prohibition.
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Canada tests lower age for pot legalization 18.5.2017 AP Top News
TORONTO (AP) -- The most controversial thing about Canada's move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the minimum age for use at 18 - three years lower than in U.S. states that have embraced legalization - a move that is being closely watched across the continent....
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Canada tests lower age — 18 — for pot legalization 18.5.2017 Seattle Times: Local

The most controversial thing about Canada's move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the minimum age at 18 — three years lower than in U.S. states that have embraced legalization — a move that is being closely watched across the continent.
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An Experiment Helps Heroin Users Test Their Street Drugs For Fentanyl 17.5.2017 NPR: Healthcare
Some people on heroin die because the drug was laced with something much stronger — like fentanyl. A few needle exchange programs give users test strips to check their drug's content before injecting.
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Report: Medical marijuana aiding most Minnesota patients 16.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"Minnesota's approach is providing many people with substantial benefits, minimal side effects and no serious adverse events," the state Health Department said Tuesday.
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New Mexico medical marijuana balloons in just a year, now has 40,000 patients 16.5.2017 Denver Post: Local
The medical marijuana industry in New Mexico has grown substantially since being organized in 2007. About 8,000 New Mexico residents have obtained a medical marijuana license since Jan. 1.
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Cannabis concerns? Call Denver’s new Marijuana Health & Safety hotline 12.5.2017 Denver Post: Local
Who you gonna call with your pot questions? Denver now has a 24-7 hotline for marijuana health and safety queries: 1-877-741-3777.
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Alzheimer's, autism, anxiety could be treated with marijuana in NJ by 2018 12.5.2017 Philly.com News
More than 150,000 New Jerseyans who suffer from chronic pain, migraines, anxiety, Alzheimer's, autism or Tourette Syndrome may become eligible to use medical marijuana if the state’s health commissioner adopts the far-reaching recommendation issued by a panel of doctors appointed last year.
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Heroin Epidemic Is Driving A Spike In Hepatitis C Cases, CDC Says 12.5.2017 NPR Health Science
From 2010 to 2015, the number of new infections leaped nearly 300 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And researchers appear confident of the cause.
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Four things Americans should know about Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the new head of the FDA 11.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Get to know Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the new head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Can Psychedelic Drugs Treat Mental Illness? Scientists Need Your Help To Find Out. 10.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
To the federal government, psychedelic drugs like LSD, MDMA (also known as Ecstasy or Molly in its street forms), and psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in mushrooms) are dangerous Schedule I substances with a high potential for abuse and no medical value. But leading psychedelic researchers paint a much different picture ― one of fascinating compounds with the power to rewire the human brain and possibly revolutionize treatment for a number of debilitating mental health issues. We’ve yet to find a conclusive answer that can prove either side right or wrong, though initial indications suggest it’s fair to be skeptical of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s view. Early clinical studies have produced promising results, convincing many that psychedelics are at least worthy of further research. But thanks to a grueling approval process and the widespread stigma attached to these drugs, the path to officially recognizing their potential medical benefits has been difficult. A crowdfunding ...
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In Philly, fentanyl implicated in as many lethal ODs as heroin 10.5.2017 Philly.com News
The Daily 202: 10 important questions raised by Sally Yates’s testimony on the ‘compromised’ Michael Flynn 9.5.2017 Washington Post
The Daily 202: 10 important questions raised by Sally Yates’s testimony on the ‘compromised’ Michael Flynn
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The Need for Safe Speeds: 4 Surprising Ways Slower Driving Creates Better Cities 9.5.2017 THE CITY FIX
This week is UN Global Road Safety Week, focused on the theme “Slow Down, Save Lives.” WRI works to make cities around the world safer and more sustainable by implementing street design and regulations that reduce vehicle speeds while supporting walking ...
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Public restrooms become ground zero in the opioid epidemic 8.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
People often turn to public restrooms as a place to get high on opioids. It has led some establishments to close their facilities, while others are training employees to help people who overdose.
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Public Restrooms Become Ground Zero In The Opioid Epidemic 8.5.2017 NPR: Healthcare
People often turn to public restrooms as a place to get high on opioids. It has led some establishments to close their facilities, while others are training employees to help people who overdose.
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Gene alteration may speed up loss of memory in Alzheimer’s patients 4.5.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Ex-NFL players push a new weapon to fight pain: Medical marijuana 3.5.2017 Washington Post
For decades, football players have treated pain with postgame beers, over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and powerful prescription painkillers. But some see cannabis as an effective and safer alternative, and there's a movement to change the way drug is viewed and regulated within the NFL.
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New wireless device to measure walking speed accurately 2.5.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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Chris Christie Accuses Democrats Of Trying To 'Poison Our Kids' By Legalizing Marijuana 2.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a vocal critic of marijuana legalization, accused Democrats of attempting to “ poison our kids ” in pursuit of tax dollars from recreational cannabis sales. Speaking at a conference on substance abuse hosted by the New Jersey Hospital Association on Monday, the Republican governor criticized an effort by state lawmakers to regulate and tax recreational cannabis similarly to alcohol, as states like Colorado and Washington have done. Despite growing support across the nation for legalization, Christie remains firmly opposed to the idea, claiming pot is a gateway drug to substances like heroin. ( Research does not support that claim .) In his remarks, Christie  cited a recent report  that found marijuana legalization could raise $300 million annually in taxes for New Jersey.  “This is the part that liberals love the most: We can tax it,” he said, according to Politico . “Sweet Jesus, we can tax it! More money for us!” “I can say this now because I’m not running for anything ...
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