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Current Events

August 21, 2015
A national group representing state legislatures is calling on Congress to allow states to set their own policies on marijuana and hemp. The National Conference of State Legislatures urged the Obama Administration not...
August 21, 2015
Colorado officials are recommending that edible marijuana products be labeled with a red stop sign, the Associated Press reports. The state may also ban the word “candy” from edible labels.
August 21, 2015
Marijuana businesses are increasingly using technology to grow, test, sell and deliver their product, according to CBS News.
August 10, 2015
Needle exchanges are gaining wider acceptance in areas of the country where HIV and hepatitis C are spreading through injection drug use, Reuters reports.
August 10, 2015
Officials in cities across the United States are reporting a rise in overdoses related to synthetic marijuana, CNN reports. Police chiefs meeting in Washington this week said they need field tests to help them quickly...
August 10, 2015
At least 22 states considered bills this year that would allow alcohol makers to circumvent alcohol distributors and allow them to sell their products directly to consumers, Time reports.
July 31, 2015
The Obama Administration will spend an additional $100 million to fight drug abuse, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced. A major focus of the funding will be medication-assisted...
July 31, 2015
Federal legislators and officials say there is an alarming increase in the amount of heroin being brought into the United States, The Washington Times reports. At a hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime,...
July 31, 2015
A growing number of medical marijuana users are choosing to use vaping devices rather than smoking the drug, Reuters reports. Some people believe vaporized marijuana is safer. Several states, including New York and...
July 31, 2015
A group of 27 major medication organizations has formed a task force to reduce opioid abuse. The groups are urging physicians to register for and use state-based prescription drug monitoring programs when considering...

 

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