Colorado doctors claim first marijuana overdose death

While controversial, this has the potential to be a game changer in all things cannabis. More information will likely be presented from both sides, stay tuned! KUSA – Two poison control doctors claim to have documented the first known case of death by marijuana overdose, sparking a medical debate over what killed an 11-month-old baby […]

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‘Drug Dealers in Lab Coats’

As our nation focuses attention on the opioid crisis it’s easy to ask ‘how did we get here’? The following opinion article appeared in the New York Times, written by Nicholas Kristof.  Community and coalition members a like have heard much of this before. While Mr. Kristof opinion is his own and not associated with […]

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President declares public health emergency over opioid crisis. Here’s what that means.

It’s been a week since President Donald Trump characterized the U.S. opioid epidemic as a national public health emergency and directed the executive government to “use every appropriate emergency authority” to fight the crisis. “Ending the epidemic will require mobilization of government, local communities, and private organizations. It will require the resolve of our entire country,” Trump […]

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Menthol sales in St. Paul to be restricted to tobacco shops, liquor stores

By this time next year, menthol cigarettes must be off the shelves of St. Paul convenience stores. The St. Paul City Council voted 6-1 on Wednesday to approve new restrictions that limit sales of menthol tobacco products to adults-only tobacco shops and liquor stores. The same restrictions will apply to mint, wintergreen and fruit-flavored tobacco products. […]

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Trump Administration To Declare Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency

The Trump administration will declare a public health emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic Thursday, freeing up some resources for treatment. More than 140 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. President Trump is also expected to direct agency and department heads to use […]

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