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Massachusetts law will delay start of marijuana retail operations

January 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A law adopted in the waning days of Massachusetts legislators' end-of-year sessions will delay the opening of retail marijuana shops until at least the middle of 2018.

Will Florida finally turn the corner on ethics abuses in 2017?

December 30, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Investigations have intensified and media scrutiny is stronger than ever, but observers agree that reform in Florida's treatment and recovery support community will take public money, in a state generally averse to such commitments.

Obama signs Cures Act

December 14, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act on Tuesday, which authorizes $1 billion over two years to supplement existing grant programs for addiction treatment and prevention, prescription drug monitoring programs and workforce development.

Marijuana policy will be much-watched issue with Trump's Attorney General pick

November 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Reactions are strong and mixed in the drug policy arena regarding President-Elect Trump's decision to nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.

Surgeon General's report on drugs uses compassionate, consumer-friendly language

November 21, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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In taking a consumer-accessible approach in his groundbreaking report on alcohol and drugs, the U.S. Surgeon General has created a document that could become the go-to information guide for families seeking help.

Voters in four of five states say yes to recreational marijuana legalization

November 9, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Legalized marijuana for recreational use is now a bicoastal phenomenon, and more states already appear to be eyeing similar moves soon.

The fight to uphold parity protections must continue

November 9, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
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The promise of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the federal parity law for vulnerable populations remains largely unfulfilled, Rebecca Flood states.

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.

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