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Audit: Controls fall short in Minnesota's medical cannabis program 15.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
While tighter controls are needed, the Office of Legislative Auditor said it found no signs of fraud in the initial enrollment of patients in the state registry that makes people eligible to purchase medical cannabis from 16 dispensaries across Minnesota.
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U.S. leads in cannabis innovation, but cedes global market to Canada 6.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
American marijuana has a reputation for being the best in the world. But the federal prohibition on marijuana makes shipments across state lines or overseas a pipe dream.
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The top moments from a decade that reshaped American politics 1.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A tumultuous decade in politics saw everything from the presidency and reelection of the first black president to the rise of the Tea Party and the improbable election of Donald Trump as president.
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Colorado’s biggest stories of the past decade 31.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A look back at some of the decade's biggest news stories, as selected by the editors of The Denver Post.
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In rural areas without pain or addiction specialists, family doctors fill in the gaps 30.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In rural America, chronic pain and opioid addiction are common, but treatment is often harder to come by. In the village of Necedah, Wis., population 916, one doctor is changing that.
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Top 10 Colorado politics stories of 2019: From our would-be presidents to bomb cyclones 30.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
People across the country eyed Coloradans’ decisions in 2019, moving the state’s local politics to the national level.
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Editorial: Why can't California find the pot tax sweet spot? 29.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California should reform its marijuana taxes, with an eye toward public health and harm prevention.

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Weld County launches “marijuana is not harmless” campaign. But how accurate are its numbers? 27.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Weld County on Thursday launched a new campaign to warn the community against some of the ill effects of marijuana but drew criticism for citing an annual report that critics have called biased and off-base.
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Number of high school seniors 'hooked' on vaping more than doubled in the last year 18.12.2019 LA Times: Health

The number of 12th-graders who say they vape because they are "hooked" more than doubled since last year, according to the latest Monitoring the Future report.

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Where are we with medical marijuana in Minnesota? 7.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The state unveiled a plan this week to add chronic pain and an eye disease to a list of qualifying conditions. Here’s what you need to know about how the medical marijuana program has evolved — and where it might be headed.
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Column: Pregnant drug addicts try our patience and empathy, but they don't belong in prison 4.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Give addicted mothers like Chelsea Becker a break.

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Marijuana vaping busts on rise; over 500K seized in 2 years 4.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The pursuit of pot cartridges in the U.S. has added a new layer to drug enforcement while authorities are grappling with the opioid crisis and other drug issues. The push has been fueled recently by alarm over a deadly lung illness that health officials have linked to illicit THC vaping.
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Minnesota OKs medical cannabis for chronic pain, eye disease 3.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Chronic pain and macular degeneration will be added to conditions next year qualifying under the state’s program for medical marijuana use. The state Health Department also said it would allow more sites where patients can access medical cannabis.
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Some states allow opioid addicts to try medical marijuana. The federal government isn't pleased 23.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

The U.S. government says states can't use federal dollars to fund medical marijuana treatments for patients with opioid addiction.

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Brick-sized amount of fentanyl found in Denver raises alarms about overdoses 6.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
A brick-sized amount of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, has been found by Denver police in a recent investigation, and authorities and health officials are warning the public about the drug's dangers. 
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MPR News AM Update: Legal pot advocates say vaping illnesses are a byproduct of the black market 1.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plus a wet and cold start to the weekend.
Legal marijuana backer says there’s no conflict with anti-vaping push 31.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A big push is expected at the Minnesota Capitol next year to crack down on vaping. At the same time, some are trying to legalize the use of recreational marijuana.
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Reporter’s notebook: Understanding opioid addiction through one woman’s life 31.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A Minneapolis woman died earlier this month after struggling with heroin addiction for two decades. We had been following her story for years.
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Some pregnant women use weed for morning sickness but FDA cautions against it 29.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Use of the drug during pregnancy has been linked to higher risk for premature birth and low birth weight. But some women with severe nausea feel they're out of other options.
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Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of Oct. 14 – 20 20.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Denver Post's most important stories from the past week, with a special focus on the story we've decided should lead our Sunday newspaper.
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