Opioid Overdoses

Pot campaign bashed for appeal

Pot campaign bashed for appeal

Critics say using drug crisis to raise funds is “deeply troubling”

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE A FUNDRAISING APPEAL from the marijuana legalization campaign has drawn the ire of health care professionals and parents of children who died from opioid addiction after the group pitched legal marijuana as an alternative to prescription pain drugs in spite of the state’s medical marijuana program. Will Luzier, the campaign manager(...)

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Death moves into the neighborhood

Drug abuse has come out of the shadows. No longer is it just the junkie in the back alley that gets our sympathy but little else for treatment. It’s now in Middle America’s backyards and bedrooms and it’s forcing everyone – politicians and policymakers – to confront the issue head-on. The most recent eye-opener, though it shouldn’t(...)

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