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Marijuana is no longer a ‘dirty little secret.’ Weed sales are soaring in Illinois, and the pandemic is helping. 7.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Marijuana has emerged as the coping mechanism of choice for many during the coronavirus global health crisis and economic downturn.
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Opioid overdoses skyrocket in the face of COVID-19 pandemic; stronger drugs, scarce treatment blamed 20.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
As opioid-related deaths have sharply increased so far this year, Chicago drug users are navigating increasingly unsafe drugs on the market and a changed landscape due to the societal impacts of COVID-19.
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Colorado to staff state lab around the clock to speed up COVID-19 test results 15.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Turnaround times for out-of-state private labs have risen, and the state has very little control over that, Polis said at a news conference. But, he said, it can and will improve its own processes.
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San Francisco cracks down on archdiocese for violating coronavirus rules 3.7.2020 LA Times: Health

Church officials have agreed to stop celebrating public Mass indoors and to restrict outdoor services after the city attorney sent a cease-and-desist letter.

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Letters to the Editor: Public health saves lives; locking up drug users destroys them 16.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

He saw Black lives destroyed by heavy-handed law enforcement during the crack epidemic and now advocates for harm reduction.

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Editorial: New reports confirm what should be obvious: Smart gun laws save lives 16.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A fresh round of studies affirms that smart laws restricting easy access to firearms results in fewer people getting shot to death.

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Editorial: The 1980s crack epidemic was a fork in the road. America chose racism and prisons over public health 10.6.2020 LA Times: Health

America responded to the 1980s crack epidemic with police and prisons instead of public health. Now look where we are.

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EPA’s own words reveal what its new chemicals program has become – a captive of industry 29.5.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Readers of this blog know that EDF is no fan of how the Trump EPA has implemented – in our view, twisted – the 2016 reforms made to the review process for new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  Decision after decision over the last 3.5 […]
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COVID-19 spurs union pushes among Chicago-area essential workers. ‘We’re not just burger flippers. We’ve been essential.’ 28.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The coronavirus pandemic has propelled union efforts among essential workers in the Chicago area.
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California reopening speeds up even as state hits 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases 28.5.2020 LA Times: Health

From barber shops to shopping malls to restaurants, many businesses shuttered for months began to come back to life this week as government officials rapidly lifted stay-at-home orders that helped slow the spread of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus discoveries can come along faster with adaptive clinical trials 19.5.2020 LA Times: Science

The coronavirus crisis has upended the status quo in all kinds of ways, and that includes how clinical trials are run.

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Banking for marijuana companies included in Congress’ new $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill 13.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Cannabis industry advocates applauded House Democrats on Tuesday after a new $3 trillion federal stimulus bill included provisions to allow marijuana businesses access to banking.
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Second Colorado dispensary will soon begin offering marijuana delivery 29.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
Boulder will soon be home to two dispensaries legally delivering medical marijuana.
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$8-billion effort aims to speed development of coronavirus vaccines and treatments 24.4.2020 LA Times: Nation

The World Health Organization joined with global leaders to accelerate production of vaccines and treatments aimed at stamping out the coronavirus.

Coronavirus and smoking: How do cigarettes, pot and vaping affect infections and outcomes? 24.4.2020 LA Times: Science

Studies are finding that cigarette smokers are more likely to have severe cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. Many lung doctors say that doesn't surprise them much.

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Crackdown intensifies on those violating coronavirus stay-at-home rules 15.4.2020 LA Times: Health

California authorities are citing businesses that refuse to shut down as well as individuals visiting parks and beaches closed due to the coronavirus.

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How lobbyists and panicked Denverites kept liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries open during coronavirus 13.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
A large lobbying effort mobilized almost immediately. Conducted outside the public’s view, its goal was to keep hundreds of stores open, thousands of Denverites employed, and entire industries functioning across the city.
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Colorado’s marijuana businesses can remain open during pandemic, but they say they’re still struggling 7.4.2020 Denver Post: Business
Despite brief, panic-induced surges in business, many contend the cannabis industry is still struggling as Coloradans stay home and job losses mount in a crashing economy.
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'We are reeling': Coronavirus kills two Riverside sheriff's deputies in 24 hours 4.4.2020 LA Times: Health

David Werksman, 51, died Thursday night, hours after fellow Riverside County Deputy Terrell Young, 52, had succumbed to the coronavirus.

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Column: The DOJ just made it too easy to link coronavirus to terrorism 2.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We should confine terrorism crimes to offenses involving violence and intimidation against a large body of civilians in pursuit of political aims.

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