User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-National
Category: Drugs
Last updated: Jun 25 2019 18:18 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 5,749    
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. 
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
While millions are spent to fight opioid epidemic, a meth crisis quietly grows in Wis. 16.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Methamphetamine cases in Wisconsin have ballooned by 450 percent. Service providers and health officials say more money is needed to combat it.
Also found in: [+]
Denver marijuana cultivator issues statewide recall over high mold and yeast levels 15.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
A Denver-based marijuana cultivator is voluntarily recalling retail marijuana products because of elevated yeast and mold counts.
Also found in: [+]
As “green rush” rolls on, Boulder’s Surna helping make cannabis industry more sustainable 13.10.2019 Denver Post: Business
Legal cannabis cultivation in the United States consumed 1.1 million megawatt hours of electricity in 2017 (enough to power 92,500 homes for a year,) generating 472,000 tons carbon dioxide, according to a 2018 New Frontier Data report.
Also found in: [+]
Dank, the brand that isn't, scrutinized amid vaping illness 5.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Last month, state authorities seized nearly 77,000 THC vaping cartridges, some of which were packaged in Dank boxes. It's a widely known vaping cartridge in the marijuana economy, but it's not a licensed brand. And it's got the kind of market buzz no legitimate company would want.
Also found in: [+]
Vaping lung injuries top 1,000 cases as deaths rise to 18 4.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
Hundreds more Americans have been sickened by a mysterious vaping-related lung disease, and the death toll has risen to 18, according to federal health data released Thursday.
Also found in: [+]
Man sentenced to 7 years for marijuana grows in Rifle and southwest Colorado 2.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for growing thousands of marijuana plants in Rifle and in southwest Colorado.
Also found in: [+]
The FDA tried to ban flavors years before the vaping outbreak. Top Obama officials nixed the plan 1.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

In just 46 days, over 100 tobacco advocates helped nix the ban on flavored e-cigarettes that might have prevented addiction in teens. Here's how.

Also found in: [+]
Flu season is here: What you need to know as 60 cases reported in Colorado since June 29.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
While influenza cases can happen any time of the year, the flu season officially started Sunday. In Colorado, 60 cases have been confirmed since June.
Also found in: [+]
Marijuana industry groups push for regulation amid national vaping-related illness crisis 28.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado marijuana industry members are pushing for new rules and more stringent regulation, including a potential ban on certain additives found in vaping devices, amid a nationwide crisis over a mysterious lung disease linked to e-cigarettes and marijuana vape pens.
Also found in: [+]
“Dog the Bounty Hunter” star faces his own health problems 28.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Duane Chapman, known to millions as the star of the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show, tells People magazine that he is facing his own medical problems after the death of his wife from cancer.
Also found in: [+]
Most vaping-related lung injuries linked to marijuana products, CDC says 28.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State health officials said Friday that many patients sickened with mysterious lung injuries used black market marijuana vaping devices, offering the strongest clues so far into what might be making people sick.
Also found in: [+]
Walz says state laws block him from barring vaping product sales in Minnesota 26.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Gov. Tim Walz said he lacks executive authority to crack down on sales of vaping products as happened this week in Massachusetts.
Also found in: [+]
Opinion: California is targeting vaping. Why aren't youth alcohol and cigarette use also in the crosshairs? 25.9.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Health problems that affect the poor often don't generate outrage or response until they hit affluent, white communities. Vaping is latest example.

Also found in: [+]
Minnesota cops seize 75K marijuana vaping cartridges in Anoka County 25.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Police say the seizure was a “record amount” of the cartridges, and it comes as vaping-related health concerns persist nationwide. Hundreds of illnesses and at least nine deaths, including one in Minnesota, have been tied to vaping.
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 5,749