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Medical marijuana no cure for opioid crisis

Compassion | New study finds overdoses went up in states that legalized pot for medical uses
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 6/19/19, 02:00 pm

Opioid overdose rates have increased in states where medical marijuana is legal, according to a study that contradicts previous findings released last week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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An ever-growing burden

Compassion | Despite enormous spending on housing, homelessness rises in Los Angeles
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 6/12/19, 04:25 pm

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) announced last week that between 2018 and 2019 the county’s homeless population increased by 12 percent and the city’s increased by 16 percent despite massive government efforts and spending.

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Immigration benefits

Effective Compassion | The United States moves to stop noncitizens from receiving welfare
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 6/05/19, 04:10 pm

Concerned that welfare abuse by noncitizens strains the country’s social safety net, the White House is taking steps to stop taxpayer money from paying for government assistance to immigrants.

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