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Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:08:00 -0800

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US MD: Kratom: An Old Plant Sparks A New Challenge

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 16 Dec 2017 - When Anne Arundel police seized 158 grams of kratom, a plant from Southeast Asia used medicinally for centuries, it was the first time it was seized in a county investigation, according to police. Officers arrested Michaela Elizabeth Gran, 21, and Chase Seven Gran, 23, both of Glen Burnie, on Tuesday after they said the two were found with small amounts of narcotics as well as the 158 grams of kratom. Its seizure caused some confusion, as the drug is legal in Maryland and can be bought for $1 for a pill-sized capsule in local smoke shops. That, and how many people have ever heard of kratom?

US MD: FAQ: What You Need To Know About Medical Marijuana In Maryland

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 07 Dec 2017 - Medical marijuana is now available in Maryland. Here's what you need to know about it. Medical marijuana is now available in Maryland, more than four years after the General Assembly passed a law legalizing it.

US MD: Maryland, After Delays, Begins The Sale Of Medical Marijuana

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 01 Dec 2017 - Maryland began the sale of medical marijuana to residents in pain on Friday, ending years of delays by embarking on a program that features some of the most liberal policies in the nation on who can qualify for the prescribed cannabis. Dozens of people stood outside a licensed dispensary in Montgomery County, Potomac Holistics, where owners began making sales soon after receiving their first shipment Friday afternoon.

US MD: The Opioid Crisis Spills Into The Workplace

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 25 Sep 2017 - At Philip Tulkoff's food-processing plant in Baltimore, machines grind tough horseradish roots into puree. "If you put your arm in the wrong place," the owner says, "and you're not paying attention, it's going to pull you in." It's not a good place to be intoxicated. Drug abuse in the workforce is a growing challenge for American business. While economists have paid more attention to the opioid epidemic's role in keeping people out of work, about two-thirds of those who report misusing pain-relievers are on the payroll. In the factory or office, such employees can be a drag on productivity, one of the U.S. economy's sore spots. In the worst case, they can endanger themselves and their colleagues.

US MD: Baltimore City Council Weighs Concerns About Cannabis

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 30 Aug 2017 - Hampden and Wyman Park residents took their concerns about a proposed medical cannabis dispensary to City Hall on Wednesday, as Baltimore City Council members weigh whether to put zoning restrictions on the businesses. In Baltimore -- as well as other jurisdictions -- some residents have been surprised to learn about proposals for the dispensaries. Just one dispensary in the state has earned a final state license, but dozens more across the state have preliminary licenses they hope to finalize in the coming months.

US MD: Maryland Regulators Approve Eight New Medical Marijuana

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 14 Aug 2017 - Maryland's medical marijuana regulators approved final licenses for eight growing companies on Monday, allowing them to start cultivating the drug. Several companies said they are ready to begin growing immediately, while others say they will take weeks to get started.

US MD: Body Camera Footage Shows Officer Planting Drugs, Public

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 20 Jul 2017 - Police and prosecutors in Baltimore have launched investigations after being alerted to body camera footage that the public defender's office says shows an officer planting drugs. One officer has been suspended and two others have been placed on administrative duty, police said. Police said they have not reached any conclusions as to the conduct depicted in the video. Other cases in which the officers are involved are now under review as well, police and prosecutors said.

US MD: With Opioid Antidote Now Required In All Schools, More

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 15 Jul 2017 - After a year of having an opioid antidote in middle and high schools in Carroll County, a new state law requires that the medicine be available at the elementary school level, too. The Start Talking Maryland Act, which lays out now-required opioid education at least once at all schooling levels, also requires all schools to carry naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote.

US MD: On Drug Treatment In Baltimore

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 10 Jul 2017 - TIMBUKTU? When talking about fighting drug addiction, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh likes to pose a question: "If you had a child who was on drugs, would you treat them in the neighborhood in which they were drug addicted?"