Sam and Sarah discuss the week’s biggest stories about drugs and drug policy. This week they focus on some big changes for the marijuana industry, including a New Jersey court ruling, and the maker of Corona beer pouring millions into a Canadian cannabis company. They also discuss some surveys on drug use & abuse, with new research showing that about half of people in recovery did it without 12-step programs, and that the “average” MDMA user has changed a lot since 2007.
- N.J. must recognize marijuana’s medicinal value, court says
- Big Alcohol enters marijuana industry with purchase of stake in Canadian company
- Almost half of those who resolve a problem with drugs or alcohol do so without assistance
- New study: Shifting characteristics of ecstasy users ages 12–34 in the United States, 2007–2014
- FDA sends warning letters to 4 CBD companies for unsubstantiated claims about health benefits
- It’s Ok for Rastafarians to smoke weed to meditate: Italian court
- Utah nurse reaches $500,000 settlement after arrest for refusing illegal police order to draw blood from unconscious patient
- Victoria approves safe injecting room trial after spate of heroin deaths
- Washington, DC on November 10-12: Catharsis on the Mall
- NYC on November 15: Marijuana Policing and the Impact on Immigrants
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