State of New York Embraces Science in New Cannabis Report

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The State of New York is moving closer to decriminalizing cannabis for personal use. A study commissioned by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will recommend that the state allow adults to consume cannabis as a personal choice. The conclusions released by the governor’s health commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker, were based on science, not partisan politics. “We looked at the pros, we […]

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Cynical PR from a Virginia Pharmaceutical Company

The Virginia-based “Kaleo” company claims to have donated more than 330,000 naloxone auto-injectors to police officers, health workers, and nonprofit groups since 2014 — saving 5,000 lives. Never mind that they’ve raised the list price of their “Evzio” automatic injection kit by 500%. Four years ago, when the Evzio product was priced at $600 for a two-pack, it was already […]

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West Virginia Emerges as National Leader

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is joining other innovative states to implement a “Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion” (LEAD) program—pioneered in Seattle—for people with addiction or mental health disorders. Through LEAD, people behavioral health disorders can be diverted from the criminal courts to community-based treatment services, such as assertive community treatment, residential addiction treatment services, comprehensive case […]

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Second largest city

If people with mental illness and without access to treatment were all living in one city, it would be the second-largest city in the United States…at least 6,155,353 adults, by the latest U.S. government estimate.

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