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Progress reports on marijuana legalization draw opposing conclusions

November 3, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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How is state legalization of recreational marijuana playing out? The Drug Policy Alliance says "so far, so good," while Project SAM replies "not so fast."

Ohio committee aims for safe marijuana policy

October 12, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Ohio is now one of 26 states to legalize medical marijuana, and advocates say one priority is to ensure the state protects the community.

Provider weighs in on marijuana policy: What's your take?

October 10, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A California treatment executive reacts to our recent coverage of state ballot measures on marijuana policy, with his support of decriminalization.

Treatment community largely absent from ballot debate on legalization

October 4, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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As voters in five states consider legalizing recreational use of marijuana, some opponents analyze why treatment providers haven't organized more strongly around the issue.

Portman, Ayotte among members of Congress recognized by opioid coalition

September 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Kelly Ayotte, both facing high-profile re-election challenges this fall, are among eight members of Congress recognized this week for efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

ONDCP announces coalition grants, makes pitch for treatment money

September 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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In announcing the latest round of funding under the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) called attention to a treatment funding request that Congress has not approved.

Tone of Tennessee discussion of pregnant drug-using women changes dramatically

August 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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With a controversial measure to prosecute some Tennessee mothers having expired, discussion in the state suddenly has turned to the need for more funding support for treatment of pregnant women.

Colo. advocates will press on despite failed effort at controls on legal marijuana

July 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Colorado voters will not be able to consider an initiative designed to place some controls on the legal marijuana industry, but supporters of such restrictions will continue to speak out.

Feds announce more opioid-focused initiatives, including hike in buprenorphine cap to 275

July 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A final rule that will take effect in early August will increase the number of patients an individual physician can treat with buprenorphine from 100 to 275, federal officials announced on Tuesday.

Women in leadership coalesce, vow to combat barriers to opioid treatment

June 30, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Female Opioid-addiction Research and Clinical Experts (FORCE) vows to move aggressively against laws and policies that stigmatize addicts and interfere with wider use of evidence-based treatment.

Buprenorphine models must be re-examined

June 27, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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One-third of waivered physicians aren’t treating any patients with buprenorphine, so there is clearly ample opportunity to increase capacity, according to Bradley Stein, speaking at the Addiction Professional Summit in Pittsburgh.

My personal thoughts on the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando

June 13, 2016  |  Phil McCabe, CSW, CAS
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NALGAP president Phil McCabe says this weekend's tragedy should remind us to hold accountable anyone who espouses hate.

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