Medical marijuana researchers are a step closer to being able to start a study on whether the drug helps treat post-traumatic stress disorder, after the Public Health Service gave its approval to the study. The Drug Enforcement Administration must still approve the research.
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Top headlines of the week from Friday, March 14- Thursday, March 20, 2014.
A number of state legislatures are considering bills banning synthetic drugs, requiring education for doctors who prescribe opioids, and expanding the use of the drug overdose antidote naloxone this session, explains Sherry Green, CEO of the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws.
Soon after Attorney General Eric Holder began making changes to drug laws, the number of drug defendants charged by the federal government dropped in January to its lowest monthly level in almost 14 years, according to a new report.
A growing number of marijuana smokers are choosing to use vaporizers, which are similar to e-cigarettes, according to USA Today. The popularity of the devices is changing the way marijuana is packaged and sold in states where it is legal.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to testify today in favor of changing federal guidelines to reduce the average sentence for drug dealers, The New York Times reports.
A government panel said this week there is insufficient evidence about the best way for doctors to persuade children and teens not to use drugs.
Many people in recovery face an overwhelming array of discriminatory barriers as a result of their addiction and/or criminal histories, which make it difficult to obtain employment, housing, education, public benefits and other necessities of life, says the Legal Action Center.
Some addiction experts say the U.S. government’s fight against prescription drug abuse may have inadvertently contributed to the rise in heroin use, according to The Washington Post.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the increase in heroin overdoses “an urgent and growing public health crisis,” The Washington Post reports.