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Category: Politics

Woody Harrelson Seeks to Open Marijuana Dispensary- Hawaii Says No

Woody Harrelson Seeks to Open Marijuana Dispensary- Hawaii Says No

It’s an ‘a’ole for Woody Harrelson’s marijuana dispensary from Hawaii (that’s no, in Hawaiian.) The action movie star and comedian placed a bid to open his own medical marijuana dispensary earlier this year, a few months after the bill to legalize medical marijuana was passed in Hawaii. A long time...

5 Reasons to End the Drug War

Recognize Potential Red Flags and Address Them

“The War on Drugs.” That’s what President Richard Nixon deemed his initiative for regaining control over the substance abuse problem rapidly spreading across the country throughout the 1960s. While his motives behind this so-called war have been up for debate over the decades- brought into question yet again most recently...

Libertarian Rand Paul Moves to Lift the Maximum Prescriptions of Suboxone Available

Libertarian Rand Paul Moves to Lift the Maximum Prescriptions of Suboxone Available

Rand Paul Moves to Overthrow a Costly Federal Legislation Limiting Heroin and Opiate Addicts from Suboxone Treatment Rand Paul is in the healm of Kentucky, fighting to raise the maximum allowance of suboxone prescriptions, imposed on doctors by federal law. The current maximum allocation of suboxone is merely 30 in...

DEA Considering Changing Marijuana’s Status as A Schedule I Drug

DEA Considering Changing Marijuana’s Status as A Schedule I Drug

The legalization debate regarding marijuana is nothing new- with marijuana use legalized in some capacity in 23 states, nearly half the country has aligned with the push to decriminalization. With it’s current ranking as a Schedule I drug, marijuana is considered a substance with a high risk of abuse and...

6 Laws Rick Scott Approved Impacting Rx Opiates, Mental Health, & Medical Marijuana

6 Laws Rick Scott Approved Impacting Rx Opiates, Mental Health, & Medical Marijuana

Whether you love him or hate him, Rick Scott is here to stay for awhile. Governor Scott passed 68 bills last Friday for 2016- six of which directly relate to mental health, medical marijuana, and prescription drugs. But that’s not all. Florida is in an uproar regarding a bill passed...

FDA to Require “Black Box” Label on Addictive Opioid Medications

FDA to Require “Black Box” Label on Addictive Opioid Medications

After months of debate and resistance from medical professionals and Big Pharma, the FDA has made a final decision: pharmaceutical companies are now required to add a ‘black box’ label to their powerful, addictive opioid medications. This comes just as the CDC published new guidelines for prescribing these medications for...

Hillary Clinton’s $10 Billion Addiction Plan to Fight Addiction; Bill Pioneered Narcan Nasal Spray

Hillary Clinton’s $10 Billion Addiction Plan to Fight Addiction; Bill Pioneered Narcan Nasal Spray

The Clinton’s aren’t removed from addiction at all; in fact, it’s just the opposite. Bill and Hillary Clinton have lost three of their son’s friends to heroin addiction, according to the Huffington Post. Hillary’s campaign elucidated the need for established rehabilitation programs in rural America and the cities. The Clinton’s...

7 Mini Drug Documentaries You Need to Watch Right Now

7 Mini Drug Documentaries You Need to Watch Right Now

It’s hard to connect to addiction. Before I started working in the recovery field, I knew nothing about substance use disorders. I thought I did- but now I know I had no clue about what I thought was real. Perception is everything, but sometimes you’re just dead wrong. (See: Things...

Fentanyl Sparks First-of-Its-Kind Lawsuit Between Companies

Fentanyl Sparks First-of-Its-Kind Lawsuit Between Companies

A lawsuit between two companies in Florida is the first of it’s kind, and it could change the way drug companies are held responsible for their products. Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers, a family-owned company in central Florida, alleges that Insys Therapeutics, one of the largest sellers of Fentanyl-based painkillers, is...

Delray Beach Police Now Armed With Naloxone

Delray Beach Police Now Armed With Naloxone

Just one day after I reported that heroin overdose death rates have skyrocketed in Florida in the face a decline in Flakka supply, the Sun-Sentinel reports that the Delray Beach Police Department is armed with a new weapon to combat the alarming trend: Naloxone. According to Police Chief Jeff Goldman,...