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What if every day was 420 in Minnesota? 19.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
If Minnesota lawmakers pass a bill legalizing recreational marijuana use -- a policy Gov. Tim Walz supports -- how would users' health be affected?
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Two crises in one: As drug use rises, so does syphilis 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Public health officials grappling with record-high syphilis rates around the nation have pinpointed what appears to be a major risk factor: drug use.

“Two major public health issues are colliding,” said Dr. Sarah Kidd, a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead...

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Read Gov. Gavin Newsom's prepared remarks for his first State of the State address 13.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Here are the full prepared remarks for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first State of the State address:

Mr. Speaker, thank you for being a champion for all Californians – and for welcoming Jen and me into your house today.

Madam Pro Tem – thank you for your commitment to collaboration, which has helped make...

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Man Eats Weed Candy, Scary Visions Cause Heart Attack 11.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The man called his family to tell them he thought he was dying.
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WHO Recommends Rescheduling Cannabis for First Time 8.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Cannabis is currently classified as a schedule IV drug under international law, placing it in the same category as heroin.
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Colorado House OKs bill on medical marijuana use for autism 7.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado's House has passed a bill allowing medical marijuana use to treat autism spectrum disorders.
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Smoking Cannabis Linked to Higher Sperm Count 6.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers studied men who had visited fertility clinics.
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New test could speed up detection of fatal brain disease in deer 2.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Scientists at the University of Minnesota have asked state lawmakers for almost $2 million to create a new test for chronic wasting disease, or CWD.
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Killing 22 hogs a minute, meatpackers test old limits of safety 2.2.2019 LA Times: Business

In an Illinois town where Abraham Lincoln once toiled as a country lawyer, the slaughterhouse of the future runs at a speed that generations of Midwestern farmers would have dismissed as fantasy.

At other factories, as many as seven government inspectors are stationed along the slaughter line to...

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As Alzheimer’s disease preys on a Colorado family, dad fights while mom accepts her fate 28.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Alzheimer’s is a vein that stretches deep within this Greeley family. Tony Sanchez has seen the changes it brought in his father and former mother-in-law. Now the disease has both him and his ex-wife in its grasp -- a fate he's fighting, but she's resigned to.
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Q&A: Feds tackle opioid epidemic, but is it helping? 28.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Congress has provided targeted grants for treatment, recovery and prevention and made numerous policy changes to help people struggling with addiction get access to services.
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The drug that saved the people who overdosed in Chico 20.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Chico police officers knew they had only minutes to act when they pulled up to the house where someone had called 911.

Limp bodies were splayed inside, in the backyard and in the garage. Some people looked pale and felt cold to the touch; others had stopped breathing. One person’s skin had turned...

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Daily Digest: Marijuana legislation in no hurry 17.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A Thursday roundup of Minnesota political news.
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8 Ways to Reduce Road Fatalities Using the ‘Safe System’ Approach 14.1.2019 THE CITY FIX
Despite more than 1.35 million lives lost on the roads each year, traffic-related fatalities aren’t given the same media or political attention as plane, train or boat disasters. Indeed, some view these tragedies as commonplace or unavoidable – but they ...
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This Reporter Took a Deep Look Into the Science of Smoking Pot. What He Found Is Scary. 5.1.2019 Mother Jones
It’s been a few years since Alex Berenson has “committed journalism,” as he like to say. As a New York Times reporter, Berenson did two tours covering the Iraq War, an experience that inspired him to write his first of nearly a dozen spy novels. Starting with the 2006 Edgar Award-winning The Faithful Spy, his […]
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This Journalist Is About To Be Very Unpopular With Some Mother Jones Readers 5.1.2019 Mother Jones
It’s been a few years since Alex Berenson has “committed journalism,” as he like to say. As a New York Times reporter, Berenson did two tours covering the Iraq War, an experience that inspired him to write his first of nearly a dozen spy novels. Starting with the 2006 Edgar Award-winning The Faithful Spy, his […]
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Almost half of Colorado’s marijuana money can go wherever lawmakers wish 30.12.2018 Denver Post: Business
The Marijuana Tax Cash Fund is the largest pool of pot money in the state, and there are more than 60 different ways state lawmakers spend those dollars across Colorado.
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Boulder County sees more patients with vomiting condition tied to chronic pot use 28.12.2018 Denver Post: Local
Medical professionals are seeing more patients with cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome come to emergency rooms. Stronger strains, legalization and higher recognition of the condition may be contributing factors.
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Santa Cruz marijuana company fined $50,000 for explosion that badly burned employee 21.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A Santa Cruz-based marijuana manufacturing company is being fined more than $50,000 by state regulators for safety violations after an employee was severely burned in a propane explosion, officials have announced.

An employee at Future2 Labs Health Services was working alone inside a 128-square-foot...

More than 1.3 million high school students started vaping nicotine in the last year, study says 18.12.2018 LA Times: Science

The proportion of U.S. high school seniors who are vaping tobacco products nearly doubled in the past year, with more than 1 in 5 now saying they have vaped to get a hit of nicotine in the past 30 days, according to a new study.

The prevalence of nicotine vaping nearly doubled among 10th-graders...

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