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Cannabis, recovery drug?

Drug Abuse | Marijuana prescriptions are New York’s new strategy in the opioid crisis
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/29/18, 04:40 pm

A New York moment: 

In one of his newsletters, my New York state representative trumpeted how the New York Assembly passed a bill authorizing certified doctors to prescribe medical marijuana for opioid addiction.

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New York attorney general resigns amid abuse claims

by Jim Henry & Leigh Jones
Posted 5/08/18, 10:37 am

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman abruptly resigned Monday night after The New Yorker published accusations by four women that he physically assaulted them. Schneiderman, a Democrat, was an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and a prominent voice in the #MeToo movement raising awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace. In a brief statement, Schneiderman, 63, denied the accusations but said they would prevent him from carrying out his duties.

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Seven states sue to end DACA program

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/02/18, 11:35 am

Texas and six other states announced Tuesday they are seeking legal remedies to end the Obama-era federal program that protects young immigrants from deportation. The six states—Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, and West Virginia—joined Texas in a lawsuit that accuses the Obama administration of overstepping its limits when it set up the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The lawsuit requests the U.S.

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