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Published: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:28:56 -0800

Last Build Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:10:02 GMT

 



US: The Truth Behind The 'First Marijuana Overdose Death' Headlines

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 19 Nov 2017 - A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month-old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about "the first marijuana overdose death" this week. Except that's not what the doctors meant.



US MT: Montana Drafts Medical Marijuana Regulations

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Kansas City Star, 19 Nov 2017 - The state health department has drafted proposed regulations for the medical marijuana industry, setting rules for quality testing, tracking and increasing fees. The Billings Gazette reports the Department of Public Health and Human Services plans a public hearing in Helena on Nov. 30.



US FL: Sarasota Medical Marijuana Company Poised To Plant First Crop

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 20 Nov 2017 - Sarasota-based medical marijuana company AltMed Florida is poised to begin growing its first crop of marijuana at a facility in Apollo Beach. The Florida Department of Health authorized Plants of Ruskin -- the nursery that is partnering with AltMed -- to begin operating the cultivation facility.



US MA: PUB LTE: Moulton Should 'Get Off The Fence'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Daily News, 22 Nov 2017 - To the editor: Last March, I wrote Congressman Seth Moulton asking him to become a co-sponsor of H.R. 975, the "€œRespect State Marijuana Laws Act."€ He responded that, "€œThe federal government ought to respect the will of the voters in states like Massachusetts, Colorado and Washington that have approved marijuana legalization."



US NY: NY Governor Signs Bill To Allow Medical Marijuana For PTSD

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 11 Nov 2017 - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana. The PTSD bill was part of a package of legislation that Cuomo signed Saturday to mark Veterans Day.



US MI: You Can Be Fired For Medical Marijuana. Advocates Want That To

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Detroit Free Press, 13 Nov 2017 - Can you be fired in Michigan for using medical marijuana? Joseph Casias injured his knee at the Battle Creek Wal-Mart where he worked in 2009. Per company policy, he took a drug test. It came back positive.



US: FDA Warns Of Herb Kratom's Opioid-Like Harms

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 14 Nov 2017 - (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued an advisory about harms tied to kratom -- an imported herbal supplement with opioid-like effects that is increasing in popularity. People are taking the unapproved supplement to treat conditions like pain, anxiety and depression -- without medical supervision, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. Others use kratom for its euphoric effects, or to wean addicts off opioids such as prescription painkillers or heroin, also without medical say-so.



US CA: San Francisco's Chinese Community Fights Recreational

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov 2017 - San Francisco is having a surprisingly difficult time establishing regulations for the broad legal pot market, thanks in part to criticism from older Chinese immigrants who oppose marijuana use. Divided San Francisco supervisors are scheduled to take up the issue at a board meeting Tuesday, where they may vote on a stop-gap measure to allow the sale of recreational cannabis through existing medical marijuana outlets on Jan. 1 as they continue to figure out where to allow new stores.



US OH: DeWine Urging Congress To Restore DEA's Power To Fight Opioid

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Columbus Dispatch, 14 Nov 2017 - WASHINGTON -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joined 43 other state attorneys general to ask Congress to repeal a law they argue has damaged the Drug Enforcement Agency's ability to crack down on drug manufacturers and distributors that have contributed to the nation's sweeping opioid epidemic. In a letter Tuesday to House and Senate leadership, the attorneys general argue that a bill passed by voice vote in 2016 made it more difficult for the DEA to take action against drug companies that were flooding communities with prescription painkillers.