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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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Holidays are harder when addiction is a guest. Ten ways to make it better 22.11.2017 Philly.com News
Support makes is key - from families for their loved ones, and for people in recovery for each other.
With no budget, and a gag on advertising, Pa. marijuana growers and doctors get creative 21.11.2017 Philly.com News
What if Pennsylvania had a medical marijuana program but few people knew it?
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Charles Manson was a nightmare from the ‘summer of love’ 20.11.2017 Washington Post
Charles Manson was a nightmare from the ‘summer of love’
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New details emerge in 11-month-old Colorado boy’s death linked to marijuana 18.11.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
One of the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center doctors who wrote a case study linking marijuana to a fatal heart condition in an 11-month-old Colorado boy says he is surprised at the controversy surrounding the report.
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The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ in the world 17.11.2017 Washington Post
Doctors reporting on the seizure and death of an 11-month-old said “We are absolutely not saying that marijuana killed that child.” They believe it is worth studying a possible relationship between cannabis and the child’s cause of death, myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle.
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US health agency to crack down on risky stem cell offerings 17.11.2017 Science / Technology News

U.S. health authorities say they will crack down on doctors pushing stem cell therapies that pose the gravest risks to patients amid an effort to police a burgeoning medical field that has received little oversight. The Food and Drug Administration laid out its plan Thursday for regulating cell-based medicine, including hundreds of private clinics that have opened across the nation in the last decade.

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CU Boulder to lead Pac-12 study of student-athlete concussions 17.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
The University of Colorado has been selected to lead the Pac-12 Conference's new initiative to use eye-tracking technology to better understand traumatic head injuries in student athletes.
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San Francisco's Chinese community fights recreational marijuana sales in city 14.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

San Francisco is having a surprisingly difficult time establishing regulations for the broad legal pot market, thanks in part to criticism from older Chinese immigrants who oppose marijuana use.

Divided San Francisco supervisors are scheduled to take up the issue at a board meeting Tuesday, where...

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In the age of legalization, talking to kids about marijuana gets tougher 10.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Now that recreational marijuana use in California and other states is legal for adults and marketers are ramping up ads, youth drug educators fear that kids may think it's safe for them to light up.
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Editorial: Can Los Angeles repair the damage done by the war on marijuana? 9.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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California slapping high taxes on marijuana, causing sticker shock for some 9.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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More than 3,800 sign up for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania 9.11.2017 Philly.com News
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - More than 3,800 patients have registered for Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program in its first week.
Pence says Air Force 'moving aggressively' to find out how Texas killer's conviction slipped through the cracks 9.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

After visiting the site of last weekend’s church massacre outside San Antonio, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday it was a “crime” that the gunman was able to buy guns while having a military domestic violence conviction.

The U.S. Air Force is “moving aggressively” to review its policies...

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Pence: Air Force 'moving aggressively' to find out how Texas killer's conviction slipped through the cracks 9.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

After visiting the site of last weekend’s church massacre outside San Antonio, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday it was a “crime” that the gunman was able to buy guns while having a military domestic violence conviction.

The U.S. Air Force is “moving aggressively” to review its policies...

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By Treating Overdoses Like Murder, Prosecutors Are Making the Opioid Crisis Deadlier 8.11.2017 Truthout.com
The push for murder charges against people who share drugs or sell small amounts of opioids to support their own addictions is only driving vulnerable people further into the shadows of a deadly crisis, advocates say. The resources spent on these prosecutions would be better spent on treatment and harm reduction efforts. Activists attend a protest denouncing the city's "inadequate and wrongheaded response" to the overdose crisis, outside of the NYPD headquarters, August 10, 2017, in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images) Peter Bruun and his family were not going to let another young life be destroyed. In 2014, Bruun's 24-year-old daughter Elisif contacted her friend Sean Harrington while she was receiving treatment for heroin addiction at a mental wellness facility in North Carolina. She asked Harrington, who struggled with the same addiction and was living houseless in Philadelphia at the time, to send her heroin in the mail. Harrington agreed. Elisif overdosed and died at the treatment ...
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NJ panel wants expanded medical marijuana, but which governor will decide? 7.11.2017 Philly.com News
Panel wants to add chronic pain or anxiety related to autism, Alzheimer's, opiate use disorder, arthritis, back and neck conditions, lupus, and fibromyalgia.
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California has yet to crack down on anti-vaccination doctors despite rise in medical exemptions 6.11.2017 LA Times: Health
Advocates are concerned that doctors are writing illegitimate exemptions to get kids out of vaccines under the state's tough new vaccination law, SB 277. But as of yet, no action has been taken against doctors. "Is it an abuse? Of course it's an abuse," said UC Hastings law professor Dorit Reiss.
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Here’s how Colorado is combating the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic 5.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
The nation’s drug epidemic kills one person in Colorado every 9 hours and 36 minutes. The rise in opioid-related deaths, whether from prescription opioids or heroin and fentanyl is to blame. Here’s a look at what Colorado is doing -- and not doing -- to address the opioid epidemic.
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The Trump administration’s war on marijuana will make the opioid crisis worse 3.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The Trump administration’s war on marijuana will make the opioid crisis worse
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