Last updated: January 17, 2019 1:27 PM

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Another drop in opioid prescribing - but progress is slow in rural areas, CDC report reveals

Daily Mail - 26 minutes ago

Two charged with shooting Olathe teenager over THC vaping cartridges

The Kansas City Star - 40 minutes ago

Letter: Voice of the people shouldn't be removed

Grand Forks Herald - 2 hours ago

China executes drug lord billed as the 'godfather of crystal meth'

Daily Mail - 1 hour ago

Mugshot: Webb County Sheriff's Office seizes 10 kilos of cocaine, $18K

Houston Chronicle - 1 hour ago

500 plants, banned pesticide and a dead deer found at illegal O.C. marijuana operation

Law enforcement seized 500 marijuana plants, 75 pounds of processed marijuana, a banned pesticide and a poached deer in eradicating an illegal marijuana growing operation at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, authorities said.

Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago

Texas deputies say suspect had cocaine and is undocumented

Houston Chronicle - 1 hour ago

FDA clears the way to increase access and lower cost of life-saving opioid overdose treatment drug

The FDA's change clears the way for drugmakers to sell naloxone without a prescription. The life-saving treatment for opioids is also known as Narcan and Evzio.

CNBC - 1 hour ago

Doctors call California’s probe of opioid deaths a ‘witch hunt’

The California Medical Board is investigating doctors whose patients died of opioid overdoses, even if they didn't prescribe the fatal dose.

Los Angeles Times - 2 hours ago

Ninth Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Miami-Dade

Miami New Times - 3 hours ago

Purdue cemented ties with universities and hospitals to expand opioid sales, documents contend

Boston Globe - 3 hours ago

Full article China's 'crystal meth godfather' executed

BBC News - 5 hours ago

Americans more likely to die from opioid overdose today than car accident

Americans are more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose today than from a car crash, according to a study released Monday from the National Safety Council.

CNBC - 1 day ago

Beautiful Boy is the most authentic portrayal of drug abuse I've seen

Independent UK - 6 hours ago

Missouri medical marijuana: Should minorities and women get preferential treatment?

The Kansas City Star - 7 hours ago

Medical marijuana dispensary plans five-store expansion in Miami-Dade County

Knox Medical, a medical marijuana company licensed to cultivate and distribute weed throughout Florida, is expanding to Miami-Dade County and opening up new stores in North Miami Beach, Coral Gables and Miami Beach.

Miami Herald - 7 hours ago

Complete coverage: Marijuana in Oklahoma

Tulsa World - 12 hours ago

Cocaine Overdose Kills 28-Year-Old Mother Of 2

International Business Times - 12 hours ago

Prosecutors to explore opioid abuse links in potential jurors for pharma execs' Rx scam trial

Boston Herald - 13 hours ago

California approves home marijuana delivery — even in communities that ban sales

The Denver Post - 15 hours ago

Teen marijuana use: Just 1 to 2 joints may affect brain development

A new study suggests that even small amounts of teenage cannabis use – just one or two joints before the age of 15 – may be associated with significant changes in brain development.

CTV News - 16 hours ago

Medical marijuana goes on sale in Ohio to the relief of pain patients

Euronews - 17 hours ago

Purdue Pharma Family Added to $500M Opioid Suit

Courthouse News - 17 hours ago

Oklahoma senator files bill allowing for 'county option' on marijuana businesses; relative with grow operation says its passage could 'crush' family investment

Tulsa World - 18 hours ago

Man convicted in 2017 fentanyl death

Grand Forks Herald - 18 hours ago

Minimal marijuana use can change the brain says new study

CTV News - 18 hours ago

OxyContin maker deceived doctors and patients, fueling opioid crisis, prosecutors say

A court filing by the Massachusetts attorney general alleges Richard Sackler, who once led Purdue Pharma, directed staff not to tell doctors how powerful OxyContin was and to push patients to higher doses.

NBC News - 18 hours ago

Medical marijuana sales reached nearly $1M in December

Oklahoman - 19 hours ago

Sonoma Sheriff: Marijuana deal gone bad ends in 4 arrests, suspect bit by K9

An illicit marijuana sale ended Tuesday night with a pair of New Yorkers in Sonoma County jail after their rental car was hit by gunfire and plowed into a ditch, leaving the two buyers as well as two sellers busted after one of the men was bitten by a police dog, authorities said.

San Francisco Chronicle - 19 hours ago

Sonoma Sheriff: Marijuana deal gone bad ends in 4 arrests, suspect bit by K9

SF Gate - 20 hours ago

Evers supports legalization of recreational marijuana

Star Tribune - 20 hours ago

State seeking proposals for opioid response grant

The San Diego Union-Tribune - 20 hours ago

'Happy and Healthy': Paris Jackson Responds to Treatment Center Reports

Inside Edition - 21 hours ago

Court Memo Accuses Sackler Family of Misleading the Public About Opioids in Ruthless Chase of Profits

The family, one of the richest in the country, is facing a lawsuit over its role in the opioid crisis.

Slate - 23 hours ago

How long can Congress keep pretending marijuana legalization isn’t becoming the norm?

As more states vote to legalize adult recreational use, they are creating a powerful coalition against the federal government's intransigence on marijuana.

Los Angeles Times - 1 day ago

Americans are now more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in car crash, a new report warns

Fox News - 1 day ago

Marijuana trafficking defendant in Pawhuska disputes charge; officers 'had no idea what they were looking at,' he says

Tulsa World - 1 day ago

Massachusetts Attorney General Implicates Family Behind Purdue Pharma In Opioid Deaths

NPR - 1 day ago

Americans are more likely to die from opioids than a car crash

Fox News - 1 day ago

Chelsea Handler visits marijuana farm as she continues her quest to find a 'strain for girls' that won't cause the munchies -- Posted a selfie

Daily Mail - 1 day ago

OxyContin maker predicted 'prescription blizzard' before deadly opioid crisis

Chicago Sun-Times - 1 day ago

Readers Write: Questions of Russian influence, whether to concede in the shutdown, Metropolitan Council leadership shakeup, marijuana and driving

Seems like a self-interment to me.

Star Tribune - 1 day ago

Simple saliva test could predict breast-cancer risk: study

Montreal Gazette - 1 day ago

Will New York's push for legal weed pressure New Jersey to act? Lawmakers say probably not

New Jersey lawmakers downplayed the significance of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal Tuesday to legalize marijuana in his own state.

North Jersey - 1 day ago

New Milford man had weed farm in home, cops say

Borough police say a resident had 46 marijuana plants in a climate-controlled room, along with marijuana candies and liquid THC.

North Jersey - 1 day ago

OKC school district approves the use of medical marijuana

Oklahoman - 1 day ago

Erectile dysfunction drug overdose caused man's 'debilitating' vision problems, study says

A man who reportedly drank an entire 30-milliliter bottle liquid sildenafil, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction, experienced vision issues that included “debilitating night blindness,” according to a medical case study recently published in the in the journal JAMA Opthalmology.

Fox News - 1 day ago

Family behind Purdue Pharma pushed opioid marketing, Massachusetts says

Channel NewsAsia - 1 day ago

Attorney general nominee Bill Barr says he would “not go after” marijuana companies in states where cannabis is legal

The Denver Post - 1 day ago

Just one or two experiences with marijuana may alter teen brains

(Reuters Health) - Teens who use pot just one or two times may end up with changes to their brains, a new study finds. There were clear ...

Channel NewsAsia - 1 day ago

Even a little marijuana may change teen brain, study finds

Researchers say even one or two joints cause changes in areas of the brain involved in emotion-related processing, learning and forming memories, NBC News reports.

CNBC - 2 days ago

Scientists seek real way to measure pain amid opioid crisis | The Star

The National Institutes of Health is pushing for development of what its director, Dr. Francis Collins, has called a “pain-o-meter.” Spurred by the opioid crisis, the goal isn’t just to signal how much pain someone’s in. It’s also to determine what kind it is and what drug might be the most effective.

Toronto Star - 2 days ago

Doctors in poor areas prescribe up to FOUR times as many painkillers

Daily Mail - 2 days ago

'Heroin Still Kills': Sequel to groundbreaking educational video to premiere at Carroll Community College

The San Diego Union-Tribune - 2 days ago

OKC School Board approves medical marijuana use

Oklahoman - 2 days ago

Americans at greater risk of dying from opioid overdose than car crash, report says

The National Safety Council puts the odds of dying from an opioid overdose in America at one in 96. That’s a higher chance than dying in a car accident.

NBC News - 2 days ago

Opioids, Car Crashes and Falling: The Odds of Dying in the U.S.

New York Times - 2 days ago

Ketamine infusions could treat the most complicated depression

Daily Mail - 2 days ago

Americans more likely to die from opioid overdose than in a car accident

A new report from the National Safety Council sheds light on the most common causes of accidental death in the U.S.

CBS News - 2 days ago

Prescribed opioids but want to try medical marijuana instead? A new Illinois program will let you. Here's how.

Chicago Tribune - 3 days ago

Marijuana grower Tilray soars more than 20% after Peter Thiel-backed fund says it won't sell

CNBC - 3 days ago

US substance abuse helpline largely unknown

Channel NewsAsia - 3 days ago

There is plenty of good research on addiction treatment

The San Diego Union-Tribune - 3 days ago

Lawsuit accuses drug distributors of failing to control flow of opioids into Edmond through illicit channels.

Oklahoman - 3 days ago

Labeling bill tops Oklahoma medical marijuana agenda

Oklahoman - 3 days ago

Report: Americans Are Now More Likely To Die Of An Opioid Overdose Than On The Road

NPR - 3 days ago

Film festival aims to reduce marijuana stigma as New York moves closer to legalization

"I think it will change, but I don't think it's going to happen overnight ... I think there is still a ton of education that needs to happen," said Michael Zaytsev, founder and CEO of High N.Y.

CBS News - 3 days ago

Commentary: This is why the federal government will have a hard time regulating prescription opioids - This past week, President Donald Trump argued on national television that to end the opioid epidemic, Congress needed to fund the building of...

Grand Forks Herald - 3 days ago

Marijuana brings on the munchies. What about CBD in food? -- "Studies indicate that regular heavy cannabis users tend to be leaner than age- and gender-matched groups of nonusers."

Toronto Star - 3 days ago

Editorial: Prevention, education efforts crucial to winning war on opioids

The San Diego Union-Tribune - 4 days ago

'Biggest marijuana bust of all time'? No, just legal hemp, attorney says after Pawhuska police seize 17,000 pounds

Tulsa World - 5 days ago

Painkillers for pets may be adding to opioid epidemic

CBS News - 5 days ago

Drug overdose deaths among American women have more than tripled since 1999

The rate of fatal drug overdoses among American women has more than tripled since 1999, the CDC says. Deaths due to synthetic opioids rose sharply.

Los Angeles Times - 6 days ago

New App Uses Sonar to Detect Opioid Overdoses

Scientific American - 6 days ago

Hogan administration seeks to expand funding for addiction treatment, overdose prevention

The San Diego Union-Tribune - 6 days ago