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Category: Legislation

Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Overturns Cannabis Convictions

Nathan Yerby ❘

Illinois is the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana. Find out more about the State's new rules for marijuana and marijuana-offenders.

E-Cigarette Sales To Be Banned in San Francisco, Juul’s Headquarters

Nathan Yerby ❘

San Francisco, the home of the largest e-cigarette company in America, is now the first city to ban the sale of e-cigarettes.

Denver First In Nation to Decriminalize Psilocybin Mushrooms

Jena Hilliard ❘

Denver will become the first city in the United States to effectively decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms, the hallucinogen also known as “shrooms.”

Epidiolex Becomes First FDA Approved Marijuana-Based Drug Available In The U.S.

Cooper Smith ❘

In June, the FDA approved Epidiolex as the medication available in the United States which is made from cannabis. Learn why that's important.

Opioid Package Passed by Senate, 98-1 Bipartisan Vote

Cooper Smith ❘

On October 3rd, 2018, the Senate passed an opioid package that contained several bills that have all faced contention in the past.

News: Politicians Leading the Fight Against Addiction

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

President Trump declared the Opioid Crisis a “Public Health Emergency,” and he's not the only politician who's taking action to fight addiction.

President Obama Launches Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

Sept. 16 through 24 is officially Prescription Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week. Read how President Obama is addressing heroin and opioid addiction.

FDA’s Approval Of Hydrocodone-Only Drugs Causes Concern

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

When the FDA approved Zohydro and other hydrocodone-only drugs, people were worried that these potent painkillers would lead to more abuse and addiction.

Post-Election Recap: What New Drug Laws Mean for Addiction and Recovery

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

The 2014 midterm elections saw many drug-related ballot measures, from recreational use of marijuana to reducing criminal penalties of possession.

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