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Chargers hope to keep pace with the speedy Chiefs through preparation, smarts 22.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It’s not a Jedi mind trick or anything like that, though that might help too.

Sunday, when the Chargers host the Kansas City Chiefs, part of Chargers coach Anthony Lynn’s plan to slow the opposition will place demands on brains and smarts instead of legs.

“When you watch them, they have a lot of...

Women with opioid addiction live with daily fear of assault, rape 21.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Such attacks among women and some men with an opioid addiction often go unreported because the victims fear retaliation from drug dealers or charges from police.
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Women With Opioid Addiction Live With Daily Fear Of Assault, Rape 21.9.2017 NPR: Healthcare
Such attacks among women and some men with an opioid addiction often go unreported because the victims fear retaliation from drug dealers or charges from police.
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Did Hurricane Irma spell doom for orange juice? 21.9.2017 Washington Post
The powerful storm decimated a Florida industry that was already in big trouble.
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Latest Push for a Health-Law Repeal Picks Up Speed 20.9.2017 Wall St. Journal: Policy
A last-chance push by Republicans to scrap the Affordable Care Act is gaining momentum but still faces formidable odds because some key moderate GOP senators are wavering in their support just days before a possible vote.
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Louisiana’s first medical marijuana grower contract is done 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University has completed its contract with a company that will grow medical marijuana and says the drug is expected to reach patients by mid-2018. The LSU AgCenter announced Monday its deal with Las Vegas-based GB Sciences is signed. The AgCenter says the company will start renovating its production […]
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We’re Undercounting Opioid Overdoses by Thousands 15.9.2017 Mother Jones
First came the headlines in August that 64,000 Americans died of overdoses in 2016—a 22 percent jump from the previous year. Then came the news this month that the number of heroin users more than doubled between 2002 and 2016. The two biggest national datasets on drug deaths and use, from the Centers for Disease Control […]
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D.A. candidate endorses safe injection sites for heroin 15.9.2017 Philly.com News
In Philadelphia, a city at the heart of the opioid epidemic, both District Attorney candidates say they want discussions on opening a safe injection site.
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The Health 202: Here's what Congress would be doing if it was serious about fixing health care 14.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Take a look at other countries.
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Federal Requests For Patient Info Raise Red Flags In States That Allow Medical Pot Use 13.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
"With the anti-marijuana rhetoric coming from the Trump administration’s Department of Justice, you do have to wonder what the true motivation is here.”
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The Health 202: Insurers make their pitch on how to rescue health-care system 12.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
They're on Capitol Hill this week.
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Here's one marijuana trend you should actually be worried about 11.9.2017 Washington Post
Here's one marijuana trend you should actually be worried about
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Sexism, Racism and Classism Are Fueling the Opioid Crisis 10.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Tori Herr dreamed of becoming a veterinarian or a journalist. She was only 18 years old when she died in a Pennsylvania jail. After Tori was arrested on drug charges in 2015, she began suffering from heroin withdrawal in jail. She was denied medical treatment, and her cellmate was threatened with punishment for attempting CPR when Tori collapsed. By the time medical staff arrived, Tori hadn't been breathing for 10 minutes. "I would've loved to see what her future would've been," Tori's mother, Stephanie Moyer, told the local news . But as Moyer points out, Tori was "sentenced to death before she even saw the judge." Tori's death was not an isolated incident. More and more women are dying from causes related to opioid use, and the state's response has been criminalization, not care. In 2015, 418 women in Tori's home state of Pennsylvania died from opioid overdoses, a marked rise from previous years. This increase mirrors a rise in overdose deaths among women across the nation. Although men still use ...
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AG tells agency to halt part of Iowa’s medical marijuana law 10.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An unusual attempt by Iowa to work with another state to transport medical marijuana oil across state lines is on hold amid legal concerns it could invite scrutiny from the federal government. The Iowa Attorney General’s office advised the Iowa Department of Public Health this month that it should not […]
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The Health 202: Governors want Obamacare fixes 8.9.2017 Washington Post
The Health 202: Governors want Obamacare fixes
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Why You Think Weed Is Bad (And Why You're Wrong) 6.9.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Marijuana does not have to get you high in order to help your health
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Marijuana sales fund $9.2 million in school pot prevention, health care programs 4.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
New school nurses and other mental health professionals for Colorado schools are coming through a $9.2 million grant parceled out among 42 school districts and charter schools by the Colorado Department of Education.
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Maryland’s medical marijuana is finally growing 3.9.2017 Washington Post
Maryland’s medical marijuana is finally growing
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Pa.'s once vast hemp harvest reemerges from the weeds 31.8.2017 Philly.com News
On 14 plots scattered across Pennsylvania this year, farmers reintroduced what was once a dominant cash crop to the state - industrial hemp, the straight-laced, non-psychoactive, cannabis cousin of marijuana.
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Learn from Colorado’s mistakes, says former cannabis czar 31.8.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
If he had to do it all over again, Colorado's former marijuana czar Andrew Freedman would approach cannabis legalization by seeking out loads of data.
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