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As the US moves to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, could more states legalize it?

As the US moves to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, could more states legalize it?

Associated Press
by David A. Lieb

There may be little immediate impact in the dozen states that have not already legalized cannabis for widespread medical or recreational use by adults...

Study: People with opioid use disorder less apt to get palliative care before dying

Study: People with opioid use disorder less apt to get palliative care before dying

McKnight’s Long Term Care News
by Kristen Fischer

McKnight’s Long Term Care News,

Drug discount program is exploiting poor patients while corporate giants profit

Drug discount program is exploiting poor patients while corporate giants profit

Minnesota Reformer
by David Balto

Under the program, drug companies participating in Medicaid — known in Minnesota as Medical Assistance — provide sizeable discounts as high as 50% to these ‘safety net’ health care facilities...

Opioid manufacturer Endo Health Solutions Inc. ordered to pay $1.536B in criminal fines and forfeiture for distributing misbranded opioid medication

Opioid manufacturer Endo Health Solutions Inc. ordered to pay $1.536B in criminal fines and forfeiture for distributing misbranded opioid medication

Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice
Press Release

The second-largest set of criminal financial penalties ever levied against a pharmaceutical company...

DEA plans to reclassify marijuana as a lower-risk drug, officials say

DEA plans to reclassify marijuana as a lower-risk drug, officials say

The Washington Post
by Michael Scherer, Tyler Pager,
Dan Diamond and David Ovalle

The Drug Enforcement Administration will move to loosen restrictions on marijuana in what would be a historic shift in federal drug policy, according to multiple people familiar with the matter...

Kansas won't have legal medical pot or expand Medicaid for at least another year

Kansas won't have legal medical pot or expand Medicaid for at least another year

Associated Press

Kansas will remain among the handful of states that haven't legalized the medical use of marijuana or expanded their Medicaid programs for at least another year...

Do dying people have a ‘right to try’ magic mushrooms? 9th Circuit weighs case

Do dying people have a ‘right to try’ magic mushrooms? 9th Circuit weighs case

Los Angeles Times
by Kevin Rector

Do dying patients have a “right to try” illegal drugs such as psilocybin and MDMA if they might alleviate end-of-life suffering from anxiety and depression...

America’s favorite, weed, comes with big health risks: Psychosis is an increasing risk of today's strong marijuana

America’s favorite, weed, comes with big health risks: Psychosis is an increasing risk of today's strong marijuana

Psychology Today
by Mark S. Gold, MD

Young adults and teens can develop an addiction to weed and become psychotic...

The Green Wave: Medical marijuana patient enrollment grew 610% since 2016

The Green Wave: Medical marijuana patient enrollment grew 610% since 2016

InvestingDaily
by John Persinos

Between 2016 and 2020, the number of patients enrolled in medical marijuana programs in the U.S. grew
“dramatically"...

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