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Drug Policy Facts Podcast for 08-26-14: Research news plus the future of medical cannabis in WA.

This week: research on the impact of medical cannabis laws on opioid overdose deaths, and part two of our special coverage of Seattle Hempfest.



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  • US MI: 2 Medical Marijuana Bills Stall In Michigan Senate
    Detroit Free Press, 03 Feb 2015 - LANSING -- Supporters of medical marijuana were thrilled last year when two bills making it easier for people to buy a variety of medicinal cannabis -- including edib
  • US: Federal Marijuana Crops Get A Boost
    Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug 2014 - The U.S. government has increased the quantity of marijuana it's growing this year to more than 1,400 pounds from the originally planned 46.
  • US: Study: Medical Pot May Help Opiate Abuse
    Baltimore Sun, 31 Aug 2014 - Painkiller Overdoses Fell in States With Legal Marijuana, Study Finds Could medical marijuana be an antidote for the nation's scourge of fatal overdoses caused by prescrip
  • US NY: OPED: Of Pot And Percocet
    New York Times, 31 Aug 2014 - PRESCRIPTION opioid painkillers like Percocet, Vicodin and OxyContin have come under intense scrutiny in recent years because of the drastic rise in overdose deaths assoc
  • US CT: Stonington Police Efforts To Make Drug Arrests
    The Day, 30 Aug 2014 - Town Resident Who Is Also a Detective in Westerly Outlines Concerns in an Email to the First Selectman Stonington - A veteran Westerly Police Department detective who lives in P
  • CN ON: Focus On Medical Use
    The Daily Press, 30 Aug 2014 - Hempfest Lands in Moonbeam This Weekend MOONBEAM - The organizer of a pro-marijuana festival believes the drug should remain out of politician hands.
  • US: Drug Courts Now A Battlefield Of Pot Politics
    Richmond Times-Dispatch, 30 Aug 2014 - Casual Marijuana Users Go to Treatment As Hard- Core Drug Abusers Are Rejected.
  • US WA: City's Ban On Marijuana Sales Upheld
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 30 Aug 2014 - (AP) - A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's exp
  • US NM: Berry Veto Quashes Pot, Tax Proposals
    Albuquerque Journal, 30 Aug 2014 - It's Unlikely Council Can Override Mayor Mayor Richard Berry on Friday vetoed an election resolution that would have asked Albuquerque voters to reduce marijuana pen
  • US: New Drug Czar Expected To Continue Public Health Focus
    Washington Post, 30 Aug 2014 - The White House officially nominated Michael Botticelli on Thursday to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which is charged with overseeing and administerin
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