By Silent Poison Published by the Ecological Society of America, a new study from scholars at UC Berkley & Ithaca College Report that confirms that "Planting cannabis for commercial production in remote locations is creating forest fragmentation, stream modification, soil erosion and landslides. Without land-use policies to limit its environmental footprint, the impacts of cannabis…Read more
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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
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
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