Andrew Joseph

Kentucky Could Become the First State to Tax Opioid Prescriptions

Kentucky could become the first state to tax opioid prescriptions

Lawmakers in Kentucky are weighing whether to impose a new tax on opioid prescriptions, the latest effort in a string of so-far failed attempts to pull new revenue from the painkillers that helped seed a nationwide addiction crisis.

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DEA Asked for Applications to Grow Marijuana for Research, But It Doesn't Approve Them

Almost a year after the Drug Enforcement Administration announced it would consider granting additional licenses to cultivate cannabis for research purposes — and despite drawing 25 applicants so far — the agency has yet to greenlight a new grow operation.

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Marijuana Compound Helps Stop Epileptic Seizures

For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that a component of cannabis reduces seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy, marking a significant step in efforts to use marijuana and its derivatives to treat serious medical conditions.

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DEA Thumbs Nose at Science, Refuses to Reschedule Marijuana

DEA decision keeps major restrictions in place on marijuana research

Federal drug enforcement authorities will continue defining marijuana as a drug with a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical value, a decision that keeps in place significant restrictions on biomedical research. The decision by the Drug Enforcement Administration, reported by news outlets late Wednesday, means marijuana will remain classified as a Schedule 1 drug.…

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