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"Addiction" is Only Relevant to Recreational Use. If You Can't Stop Taking it Anyway, Who Cares?

After about a year of costly trial and error in trying to find which medical marijuana products and dosages worked for me to treat the unrelenting pain, symptoms and damage of my Crohn’s disease, I finally found a cannabis product that kept me at a comfortable level of medication 24 hours a day — transdermal patches.  1,818 more words

Cannabis Refugee

Police Officers Treated After Being Exposure To Cocaine And Meth

PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) — Four members of the Parker Police Department were treated Tuesday after being exposed to a substance initially believed to by fentanyl. It was later determined to be cocaine and methamphetamine. 167 more words


Smoke 'em If You Got 'em: #AZLeg Considers 15 Marijuana Bills

Senator David Farnsworth and Rep. Vince Leach want more regulation of small businesses in the cannabis industry and increased law enforcement against citizens who use a plant that never killed anyone. 686 more words

Pamela Powers Hannley

Oct 2017 LD9 Constituent Update: News & Events

My October 2017 constituent update included an essay on the importance of healthcare stories and a few event updates. You can read I Want To Hear Your Healthcare Stories… 545 more words

Pamela Powers Hannley

Illinois medical universities to study factors affecting rural opioid epidemic

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago Medicine will use a $1.13 million federal grant to study the opioid epidemic affecting the state’s 16 southernmost counties. 687 more words

New Group Of Drug Dealers: Senior Citizens

The prescription drug trade is bringing a wide range of demographics of using and selling. 127 more words


Nanny State

At the request of the FDA, the makers of opioid painkiller Opana ER will pull their product from the shelves. The Feds say too many people are getting hooked and overdosing. 138 more words

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