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Cancer Patient Receives Jail Time Over 42 Pounds Of Pot-Infused Chocolate | The Fix

One day before the state legislature voted to approve recreational cannabis, an Illinois man was sentenced to four years in prison for ordering copious amounts of marijuana-infused chocolates back in 2014. According to a recent statement by Kane ...

Experts Question Coroner Who Claims Woman Died of “THC Overdose” | The Fix

A medical examiner in Louisiana has drawn national attention for attributing a 39-year-old woman's death to a THC overdose.Dr. Christy Montegut, who serves as coroner for St. John the Baptist Parish in LaPlace, Louisiana, stated that the woman was ...

New Jersey To Give Away Free Naloxone On June 18th | The Fix

New Jersey has launched a progressive initiative to combat the opioid epidemic. Naloxone, the opioid overdose reversing drug, will be available on June 18 for free through select New Jersey pharmacies. The pilot program was created through the New ...

Do Teens With Mental Health Issues Vape To Self-Medicate? | The Fix

A study recently published in Pediatrics found that teens with mental health issues are more likely to use e-cigarettes.Researchers surveyed 7,702 adolescents ages 12 to 17 and found that those with “externalizing” problems such as “rebelliousness ...

Do Opioids Help With Sleep? | The Fix

People with chronic pain often rely on opioids to manage their discomfort through the night and get a better night’s sleep, but a new scientific review indicates that opioids don’t usually improve the quality of sleep, and may actually make sleep ...

Oakland Decriminalizes Shrooms & Other Natural Psychedelics | The Fix

The use of psilocybin, mescaline or other natural psychedelic “drugs” can no longer be policed in the city of Oakland, California.Last Tuesday (June 4), the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and ...

Texas Raises Legal Smoking Age To 21 | The Fix

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that prohibits the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21.Supporters of the ban, which goes into effect September 1, said that it could ...

Brian Wilson Postpones Tour To Focus On Mental Health | The Fix

Brian Wilson not only has a long history of making incredible music with the Beach Boys, he also has a lengthy history of living with mental health issues that he’s had to grapple with most of his adult life.Now Wilson has announced that he’s ...

Minnesota Makes Move To Get Drug Companies To Indirectly Pay For Addiction Treatment | The Fix

Minnesota is increasing fees for drug companies in an effort to pay for the effects of the opioid epidemic in the state. On Wednesday, May 29, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed into law new legislation that will drive up fees for both prescription ...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants To Make It Easier To Research Psychedelic Drugs | The Fix

Some democratic leaders, including U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are pushing for amendments that would make it easier to research the medical benefits of certain drugs. On Friday (June 7), Ocasio-Cortez filed legislation that would eliminate ...