By R. Douglas Fields BERLIN—Society’s embrace of cannabis to treat nausea, pain and other conditions proceeds apace with the drive to legalize the plant for recreational use. Pot’s seemingly innocuous side effects have helped clear a path toward making it a legal cash crop, with all of the marketing glitz brought to other consumer products.…Read more
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By Diane Lederman While many people including students view marijuana as safe, college administrators are seeing problems associated with its use, according to survey results released Tuesday by the MassINC Polling Group. The group has offices in Northampton and Boston. Americans view marijuana as safer than alcohol and other drugs, and an increasing number of…Read more
By Margie Skeer, Tufts University By now, most people are aware of the enormity of the opioid epidemic. In 2015, over 33,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose – more from opioid pain relievers than heroin. Just because someone experiments with opioids doesn’t mean that he or he will become addicted. However, there’s risk with…Read more
By Ritchie Farrell 06/06/2017 The Unites States of America is facing the worst health care crisis of our nation’s history. Over the past two-year period, more Americans died of opiate addiction than died in the entire Vietnam War. Drug overdoses now cause more deaths than gun violence and car crashes. In fact, accidental opioid overdoses…Read more
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