Kelly Burch

Is Marijuana Legalization Tied To An Increase In Pedestrian Deaths?

More pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2017 than in any year since 1990, and researchers believe that the legalization of marijuana for adult use may have something to do with the rise in fatalities. 

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DOJ Appointments Being Blocked Until Sessions Changes Pot Stance

In protest of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescindan Obama-era policy that recommended federal prosecutors stay out of the affairs of states that have legalized marijuana, Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner is blocking appointments to the Department of Justice. 

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Medical Marijuana Patients Are Being Told to Give Up Their Guns

Twenty-nine states and Washington D.C. now allow patients to have access to medical marijuana, but some of these patients are bumping up against a federal law that prohibits the sale of guns to people who use marijuana. 

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"Tsunami" of Cocaine May Be Headed For The U.S.

Last weekend U.S. authorities seized four tons of cocaine from the Pacific Ocean, a small part of a so-called tidal wave of cocaine headed for the country.

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'The Politics of Pain:' Big Pharma, Big Greed and the Opioid Crisis

When Jodi Barber found her son Jarrod on the couch barely breathing, she rushed to call 911 while her husband administered CPR. The ambulance whisked Jarrod to the hospital where he was born, but it was too late. Nineteen years after they welcomed him into the world, Barber and her husband said goodbye to him in the same building.

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Donald Trump’s Solution to Opioid Epidemic: Build A Wall

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will solve the opioid epidemic by building a wall between the United States and Mexico,according to his statements during a town hall meeting in Columbus, Ohio on Monday. 

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