Op-ed: Why medical marijuana may be the answer to the opioid epidemic

America’s opioids crisis has taken a staggering toll, killing more than 42,000 people in 2016 alone and more than 250,000 people over the past decade. On Thursday, underscoring the severity of the crisis, Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a statement without apparent precedent in which he urged “health care practitioners,…

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Op-ed: Hemp never belonged on the controlled-substances list

Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not like marijuana, and the feds could crack down on Colorado’s booming industry at any time. But hemp — marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin — has a powerful ally in Washington. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to legitimize industrial hemp. It is past time for…

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Op-ed: Get more Pennsylvania doctors certified to prescribe medical marijuana

Published: Mar 14, 2018, 4:25 pm • Updated: Mar 14, 2018, 5:06 pm By Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Editorial Board University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s announcement of new medical marijuana guidelines for doctors interested in certifying patients for treatment could well be a game changer in advancing this alternative to traditional pain…

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Op-ed: Welcome to California, Mr. President. We’ve got a few things to show you

Published: Mar 13, 2018, 8:14 am • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 8:19 am By Los Angeles Times Editorial Board President Trump will visit Southern California on Tuesday for the first time since he traumatized the state’s liberal consensus by winning the White House. It’s a free country, so he’s welcome,…

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Op-ed: Fired baseball coach is right there’s a drug problem — but he’s off-base on marijuana

Published: Mar 2, 2018, 1:36 pm • Updated: Mar 2, 2018, 1:36 pm By Jacquielynn Floyd, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — Blaming Colorado for the nation’s drug problem is absurd, and heckling an innocent kid over his state’s political policies is cruel, which is why Mike Jeffcoat is out…

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Op-ed: Jeff Sessions thinks aspirin helps severe pain. He’s wrong

Published: Feb 16, 2018, 11:31 am • Updated: Feb 16, 2018, 11:31 am By Jill Richardson, Otherwords.org Recently Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave Americans suffering severe pain some advice: “People need to take some aspirin sometimes and tough it out a little.” As someone who has suffered chronic pain for…

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Op-ed: What to make of Cory Gardner’s feud with Jeff Sessions

Published: Feb 13, 2018, 5:12 pm • Updated: Feb 13, 2018, 5:19 pm By The Denver Post Editorial Board What an interesting battle Colorado’s junior senator — Republican Cory Gardner — has launched against fellow law-and-order conservative Jeff Sessions. For weeks now Gardner has blocked Senate confirmation of Justice Department…

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Op-ed: Gun ownership may be the unifying factor between parties on marijuana legalization

Published: Jan 19, 2018, 10:02 am • Updated: Jan 19, 2018, 10:02 am By The Eugene Register-Guard Editorial Board Via The Associated Press. The following editorial was published in the The Eugene Register-Guard, Jan. 17: Say what you will about U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, he may have succeeded in…

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