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A still photo taken from a dashcam video shows the July 2016 police shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist, during a traffic stop in Ramsey County, Minnesota

Stop Justifying Killing Based On Marijuana Use

The June 2016 killing of Philando Castile shook a Minnesota community and the nation. Black America woke up once again to find one of our own the victim of state-sanctioned killing. Again, America was made to confront its seemingly intractable relationship to racist violence and institutional discrimination. The flimsy justifications for such killings continued, as…

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Majority Of Americans Want Trump To Respect State Marijuana Laws

A strong majority of Americans say individual states should be able to enact their own laws on marijuana, without interference from the federal government. Seventy-six percent of American adults want President Donald Trump to respect state marijuana laws, according to a new poll published Thursday from Survey USA, commissioned by the drug policy reform group…

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Rev. Al Sharpton Calls For More Diversity In White-Dominated Weed Industry

Rev. Al Sharpton says he does not personally consume marijuana, but that’s not stopping him from calling for more black representation in the white-dominated weed industry. Sharpton, a prominent civil rights leader and founder of the National Action Network, will be the keynote speaker at the Cannabis World Congress Business Exposition in New York on Friday. The event…

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'All Scientific Hands On Deck' To End The Opioid Crisis

By Nora Volkow (Director, NIDA) and Francis Collins (Director, NIH) In 2015, 2 million people had a prescription opioid use disorder and 591,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder; prescription drug misuse alone cost the nation $78.5 billion in health care, law enforcement, and lost productivity. But while the scope of the crisis is staggering,…

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Joint Challenges: HR And Legalized Marijuana

Legalized marijuana may soon become a nationwide reality—possibly within the next year. Even if it doesn’t, more states could join Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Washington, D.C. in legalizing recreational marijuana. So in anticipation, let’s explore what the legalization of marijuana could mean for employers, and specifically, for HR departments. There’s…

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Study: Cannabis May Reduce Crack Use

North America is in the midst of a drug overdose disaster. In British Columbia, Canada, where nearly 1,000 people died of overdose in 2016, officials have declared a public health emergency. While over-prescription of painkillers and contamination of the illegal opioid supply by fentanyl, a potent synthetic analgesic, are at the heart of the problem,…

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Congress' Weed Guy Grapples With The Trump Administration

WASHINGTON ― Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) has been selling weed for years. Actually, let’s rephrase: Blumenauer, the bespectacled, bow tie-clad, bicycle-riding lawmaker whose district covers much of ― where else ― Portland, has been one of America’s most outspoken public officials on liberalizing America’s marijuana laws. It now has fallen on Blumenauer to partake in…

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The Conversation Global: Study: cannabis may reduce crack use

North America is in the midst of a drug overdose disaster. In British Columbia, Canada, where nearly 1,000 people died of overdose in 2016, officials have declared a public health emergency. While over-prescription of painkillers and contamination of the illegal opioid supply by fentanyl, a potent synthetic analgesic, are at the heart of the problem,…

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Congress' Weed Guy Grapples With The Trump Administration

WASHINGTON ― Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) has been selling weed for years. Actually, let’s rephrase: Blumenauer, the bespectacled, bow tie-clad, bicycle-riding lawmaker whose district covers much of ― where else ― Portland, has been one of America’s most outspoken public officials on liberalizing America’s marijuana laws. It now has fallen on Blumenauer to partake in…

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