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Op-ed: Why medical marijuana may be the answer to the opioid epidemic

America’s opioids crisis has taken a staggering toll, killing more than 42,000 people in 2016 alone and more than 250,000 people over the past decade. On Thursday, underscoring the severity of the crisis, Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a statement

Op-ed: Hemp legalization presents economic opportunity

For centuries, humans used the hemp plant for a wide variety of purposes. Its fibers were spun into cloth more than 10,000 years ago. Today the fast-growing plant has many industrial uses, from clothing and paper to biofuel and plastics_even

Op-ed: Why are police departments still using drug field tests?

Published: Mar 14, 2018, 12:21 pm • Updated: Mar 14, 2018, 1:17 pm By Radley Balko, The Washington Post The Miami Herald reports that a Tampa Bay mother of four spent five months in jail after a drug field test

Op-ed: Welcome to California, Mr. President. We’ve got a few things to show you

Published: Mar 13, 2018, 8:14 am • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 8:19 am By Los Angeles Times Editorial Board President Trump will visit Southern California on Tuesday for the first time since he traumatized the state’s liberal consensus by winning

Review: A good cast can’t save contrived marijuana flick “Gringo”

Published: Mar 9, 2018, 10:00 pm • Updated: Mar 9, 2018, 10:03 pm By Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press Film Writer The good news is David Oyelowo is a terrific comedic actor (who knew!). The bad news is that the vehicle

Op-ed: Fired baseball coach is right there’s a drug problem — but he’s off-base on marijuana

Published: Mar 2, 2018, 1:36 pm • Updated: Mar 2, 2018, 1:36 pm By Jacquielynn Floyd, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — Blaming Colorado for the nation’s drug problem is absurd, and heckling an innocent kid over his state’s political

Op-ed: America’s past holds clues for solving current issues with marijuana industry

Published: Oct 20, 2017, 12:28 pm • Updated: Oct 20, 2017, 12:56 pm By Nick Johnson, Special To The Cannabist Marijuana might not have given many Americans a hangover, but prohibition certainly did. In 1917, Colorado banned cultivation and sale