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Lawmakers retreat from zero tolerance policy for young motorists who use pot
April 13, 2018Lawmakers ease up on pot policy for young motorists: Senate panel eras from 'zero tolerance' approach amid worry about minority bias. Proposal for one-year suspension of driver's licenses for minors caught with measurable amounts in their system.
Trump administration abandons crackdown on legal marijuana
April 13, 2018White House retreats from pot crackdown: Trump overrules Sessions' hard line after personal pleas from Republican senator.
NIH launches HEAL Initiative
April 5, 2018NIH launches HEAL Initiative, doubles funding to accelerate scientific solutions to stem national opioid epidemic. At the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced the...
Surgeon General Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose
April 5, 2018Surgeon General Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose. Urges more individuals to carry life-saving medication. "I, Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, VADM Jerome Adams, am emphasizing the importance of the...
National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit 2018
April 2, 2018Atlanta, GA Since 2012, the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit has been a venue where leaders from diverse backgrounds come together with solutions for a common goal in addressing the Opioid crisis. It is the annual gathering for stakeholders...
Scientific and Clinical Perspectives on Cannabis Use - Q & A with UCLA
January 10, 2018Scientific findings show a combination of health risks and benefits of cannabis use. There are concerns about the downsides, especially for adolescents and young adults. Read more about the evidence outlining this research and clinical perspectives...