Category results for "Drugs"

President Obama Says Marijuana is Not More Dangerous Than Alcohol

President Obama told The New Yorker magazine he does not think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. He added smoking marijuana is “not something I encourage.”

Adults Who Use Illicit Drugs More Likely to Think About Suicide: Survey

Thoughts of suicide are more common among adults who use illicit drugs, compared with the general population, according to a new government survey.

National Drug Facts Week to Promote Conversation About Drugs With Teens

During National Drug Facts Week, January 27 to February 2, communities and schools around the country will host events to allow teens to learn how drugs affect the brain, body and behavior.

Colorado, Washington Wait to See Impact of Tax Rates on Legal Marijuana

Policymakers in Colorado are imposing a 15 percent wholesale and 10 percent retail tax on marijuana transactions. The impact of the tax rate is unclear, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

Entrepreneurs Looking for Business Opportunities in Marijuana Industry

Entrepreneurs are moving forward with new business strategies as legal sales of recreational marijuana get underway in Colorado, CNBC reports. Washington state will begin selling marijuana later this year.

Overdoses from Heroin and Prescription Drugs Reach New Levels at Jersey Shore

Deaths from heroin and prescription drugs more than doubled last year at the Jersey Shore, a locale well known as a vacation destination. Three people in Ocean County, New Jersey have already died in 2014 from drug overdoses, according to NBC News.

Doctors Can Uncover Drug or Alcohol Use With Just One Question: Study

Primary care doctors can discover whether patients are abusing drugs or alcohol by asking a single question, a new study finds.

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, January 3- Thursday, January 9, 2014.

New York Governor Will Make Medical Marijuana Available to Some Patients

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday he will allow some patients with serious illnesses to have access to medical marijuana.

Vermont Governor Says State Suffers from “Full-Blown Heroin Crisis”

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin on Wednesday said the state is suffering from a “full-blown heroin crisis,” The New York Times reports. In his State of the State Message, Governor Shumlin said he wants officials to respond to addiction as a chronic disease.

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