Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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February 27, 2015
Schools in Colorado are grappling with how to educate students about the health consequences of marijuana, now that recreational use of the drug is legal for adults. The state Department of Education has not changed its...
February 27, 2015
Although alcohol in powdered form has been around for decades – long before a 1976 patent for it was issued to the General Foods Corporation[1] – the announcement of a new product tabbed for the market has pushed the...
February 27, 2015
Residents of the District of Columbia will be able to legally possess small amounts of marijuana starting Thursday, Reuters reports. District of Columbia voters approved an initiative in November to legalize possession...
February 27, 2015
A large government study on tobacco use, scheduled to be released Thursday, is unlikely to provide many details about e-cigarette use, experts say. The lack of data will make it more difficult to set policies about e-...
February 20, 2015
Schools in some states have started to categorize e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia, instead of tobacco products, according to the Associated Press. Students caught with e-cigarettes in these schools are punished more...
February 20, 2015
A growing number of television shows are depicting marijuana use, The Wall Street Journal reports. Marijuana is being written into story lines of dramas and comedies, and new reality shows are being created about the...
February 20, 2015
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will consider this spring whether the smokeless tobacco known as snus is less harmful than cigarettes.
February 20, 2015
Colorado middle schools reported a 24 percent increase in drug-related incidents last year, according to USA Today. School-based experts tell the newspaper they believe the jump is directly related to marijuana...
February 13, 2015
CVS Health reported Tuesday that its fourth quarter, the first full three-month period without tobacco sales, was the company’s best ever, according to Forbes. The company stopped selling tobacco products in September.
February 13, 2015
A group of marijuana entrepreneurs in Colorado hopes to open the first-ever financial institution designed to serve their industry. They are faced with a stumbling block—they have not been given approval to make...

 

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