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Published: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:37:16 -0800

Last Build Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:10:02 GMT

 



US PA: Valley Group To Compete For State Pot License

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Daily Item, 17 Jan 2017 - A group of Northumberland County-based entrepreneurs hope to weed out the competition and get one of the two available licenses for operating a medical marijuana dispensary in the Valley. The main principals of Medical Marijuana Corp. are William E. Rosini, president of Rosini Enterprises, and Shannon D. Rosini, both of Paxinos; Annette Rosini MacLachlan, a former county resident now living in West Chester; Stephen Jacobs, of Shamokin and Christopher Walters, of Mount Carmel.



Canada: Report Spurs Call To Study Pot's Potential In Opioid-Crisis

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 13 Jan 2017 - A new U.S. government-funded report showing clear evidence cannabis is an effective remedy for those with chronic pain underscores the need for more research into how marijuana can help fight the deadly opioid crisis ravaging North America, according to one of Canada's leading pain researchers. A report released Thursday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine outlined nearly 100 conclusions about the benefits and harms of cannabis on a range of public health and safety issues.



US MD: Experts Have Only A Hazy Idea Of Marijuana's Myriad Health

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 13 Jan 2017 - Marijuana's health effects A new report says the precise health effects of marijuana on its users remain something of a mystery. (Jan. 13, 2017) More than 22 million Americans use some form of marijuana each month, and it's now approved for medicinal or recreational use in 28 states plus the District of Columbia. Nationwide, legal sales of the drug reached an estimated $7.1 billion last year.



CN ON: Column: Injection Sites Critical To Battling Opioid Crisis

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Northern News, 07 Jan 2017 - One of the most important and pressing challenges of 2017 will be Canada's response to opioid addiction. The sheer scale of overdoses from heroin and other opioids has already led British Columbia to declare a public health emergency, and the crisis is sweeping east. Fentanyl has washed over the West Coast like a deadly tsunami. The synthetic opioid can be up to 100 times more potent than morphine. It's not just hardened addicts who are dying. Overdose deaths have spiked among occasional drug users, with fentanyl detected in street drugs ranging from heroin to marijuana.



US MD: OPED: Opioid Abuse Cause For Pause Among Physicians

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 11 Jan 2017 - Op-ed: Physician anesthesiologists can help fight opioid abuse. The opioid dilemma puts pressure on every physician to pause and reflect. Physician anesthesiologists are dedicated to providing pain relief in the safest manner possible, which includes prescribing and managing opioid therapy when medical conditions warrant. What we face now is too many tragic instances of patients emerging from pain treatment regimens only to see their lives destroyed later through addiction.



US SC: Child Who Inspired Cannabidiol Law Receives First Doses

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The State, 10 Jan 2017 - Mary Louise received her first dose of CBD oil Saturday, about four months after the bill allowing children to receive the oil extracted from marijuana was signed into law. The oil helps children like Mary Louise with severe epilepsy control their seizures. It took only a simple phrase to see how Mary Louise Swing's life would improve from cannabidiol.



US MD: Entrepreneurs Announce Plans To Apply To Open A Medical

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 10 Jan 2017 - [photo] SAFED, ISRAEL -- A worker at a cannabis greenhouse at the growing facility of the Tikun Olam company near the northern city of Safed, Israel. (Uriel Sinai / Baltimore Sun) Two Silver Spring-based entrepreneurs said Monday they hope to open a medical marijuana growing and processing plant in Baltimore.



CN ON: Column: Injection Sites Critical To Battling Opioid Crisis

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Northumberland Today, 07 Jan 2017 - One of the most important and pressing challenges of 2017 will be Canada's response to opioid addiction. The sheer scale of overdoses from heroin and other opioids has already led British Columbia to declare a public health emergency, and the crisis is sweeping east. Fentanyl has washed over the West Coast like a deadly tsunami. The synthetic opioid can be up to 100 times more potent than morphine. It's not just hardened addicts who are dying. Overdose deaths have spiked among occasional drug users, with fentanyl detected in street drugs ranging from heroin to marijuana.



CN ON: Column: Injection Sites Critical To Battling Opioid Crisis 1

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Beacon Herald, 07 Jan 2017 - One of the most important and pressing challenges of 2017 will be Canada's response to opioid addiction. The sheer scale of overdoses from heroin and other opioids has already led British Columbia to declare a public health emergency, and the crisis is sweeping east. Fentanyl has washed over the West Coast like a deadly tsunami. The synthetic opioid can be up to 100 times more potent than morphine. It's not just hardened addicts who are dying. Overdose deaths have spiked among occasional drug users, with fentanyl detected in street drugs ranging from heroin to marijuana.