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If Addiction Is a Disease, Why Is Relapsing a Crime?

When Julie Eldred tested positive for fentanyl in 2016, 11 days into her probation for a larceny charge, she was sent to jail. Such outcomes are typical in the American criminal justice system, even though, as Ms. Eldred’s lawyer has argued, ordering a drug addict to abstain from drug use is …

Drug Addiction

Legal Marijuana’s Big Moment

Despite hostility from the Trump administration, signs indicate federal decriminalization is only a flipped House away.<p>A couple of weeks ago, John Boehner was dining at one of his favorite Washington haunts, Trattoria Alberto on Barracks Row, when in walked Earl Blumenauer, the Democrat from Oregon …

Cannabis

Fresh Cannabis Leaves May Be the Superfood You're Missing Out On

We know that smoking dried cannabis flower yields a number of benefits — from pain relief to relaxation — but it turns out that consuming <i>fresh</i> cannabis leaves may also have perks for our health. Among the hundred plus cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, the most well-known are CBD …

Cannabis

What Is Opioid Use Disorder in the New DSM-5?

Opioid Use Disorder is a diagnosis introduced in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-5. It combines …

Medicine

Here's how to answer 5 of the most difficult interview questions

You reworked your resume, perfected your cover letter and landed the big interview. But walking through the door is only the beginning — especially if the interviewer throws some hard-hitting questions your way and you don't know how to respond.<p>"The interview is an elimination process," says Dr. …

Sessions just made the opioid war harder to win

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended the federal policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws. While controversial for many reasons, this move is first and foremost a significant step backward in our country's fight against opioid addiction.<p>According to a …

'Death Diaries' reveal lessons about prescription drug epidemic

<b>Quick read</b><p>With the nation in the throes of a prescription drug and opioid epidemic, a doctor in San Diego is helping lead an effort to learn from …

Massive scientific report on marijuana confirms medical benefits

Effective pain treatment is a top conclusion, but risks and unanswered questions remain.<p>In a new 400-page analysis that blows through the current …

Ron Paul: Jeff Sessions should be fired over marijuana decision

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ron Paul, the former GOP congressman and onetime presidential candidate, called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down Saturday after he moved this week to rescind the Obama-era policy of restricting federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal.<p>Sessions' …

Cannabis

If you want your child to bring home better grades, stop yelling and try this

John Pickering, <i>The University of Queensland</i> and Jinny Hong, <i>The University of Queensland</i><p>The end of the year is speeding towards us, and for teachers, …

U.S Cannabis Companies Likely to Gain Better Access to Capital in 2018

Amanda Chicago Lewis shared some interesting predictions in Rolling Stone on Friday, discussing marijuana lounges, a potential “bloodbath” in …

18 stocks that could rise 25% in 2018

If Bitcoin's too crazy a ride for you, here are 18 stocks that analysts say could enjoy their own personal bull runs in 2018.<p>The "18 stocks for '18" list includes oil and natural gas drillers and drug makers. It also spotlights an internet travel company and high-tech firms that make the digital …

Oil & Gas Industry

The 15 most popular Instant Pot recipes of 2018

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Cooking

Grandma who says cannabis is the best painkiller even has it sprinkled on cheese on toast

<b>A grandmother who lives in constant pain from Multiple Sclerosis has hailed the impact of cannabis on her health.</b><p>Sue Cox believes the drug works …

Cannabis

17 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

<b>• Leading others can be challenging at times.</b><p><b>• But there are some subtle signs that you're an exceptional boss.</b><p><b>• It all comes down to your listening skills, empathy, and confidence.</b><p>It's not always easy being in charge.<p>Managing others comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management …

The Hidden Super Powers Of People With Anxiety Disorders

Dealing with anxiety is something that isn’t talked about as often as it should. People are incredulous as to how people can be anxious about …

Weed is now legal in California. Good luck figuring out where to buy it

America’s slow journey towards legalized marijuana quickens its pace on January 1, 2018. That’s the day California—the nation’s most populous state—will join the states of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington, and the District of Columbia, in legalizing recreational use of cannabis. …

'It's all fentanyl': opioid crisis takes shape in Philadelphia as overdoses surge

A young woman lies unconscious, propped against the wall of a drug detox center in Kensington, Philadelphia.<p>'Dose as small as a grain of sand can kill you': alarm after Canada carfentanil bust<p>Read more<p>“She’s wasn’t breathing,” says Danielle, a 26-year-old woman wearing a baseball hat and jeans. “I …

Fentanyl

101 Inspirational Quotes to Inspire You in 2018 | Inc.com

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for 2018. With a new year, we are presented with an opportunity to make a success plan which will help us achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. A new year gives us a chance to renew our commitment to our business and to working hard at being our best …

Motivation

Got an Instant Pot? This Is the Only Cookbook You Need

Readers love its recipes and resource guides.<p>If it feels like everyone in America got an Instant Pot for Christmas, it’s not hard to see why.<p>These …

American Pot: 5 Best Strains of 2017

Cannabis has had quite the year. Namely, companies learned the industry is hella lucrative – it's a multi-<i>billion</i> dollar industry – and politicians …

Cannabis

3 Top Marijuana Stocks to Buy Now -- Plus 2 Bonus Ideas

If you're looking for marijuana stocks that can be added to your investment portfolios, then you might want to consider these pure-play and backdoor …

Alcohol or cannabis? Science has finally revealed which one is more harmful

If you've ever wondered which is worse, booze or weed, it appears that science finally has the answer.<p>A comprehensive round-up of studies by the team …

The Cannabis Industry Has Had Explosive Growth in Business Expos and It Isn't Slowing Down

Expos are where entrepreneurs find their way to cannabis opportunity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Las Vegas is getting ready for the upcoming MJ Business Conference & Expo, which is expected to draw almost 17,000 attendees from businesses involved in the industry, …

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

10 ways to fix your résumé when you're not entry-level anymore

It may not feel like it, but once you've got a few years of job experience under your belt, you're not an entry-level employee anymore — you're mid-level.<p>Your approach to finding a job will need to change accordingly.<p>No longer can you rely on what you did in college to impress potential employers — …

Colorado Study Links Marijuana Legalization to Decline In Fatal Opioid Overdoses

Overdose deaths increased annually from 2000 to 2013 but have declined 6 percent since marijuana was legalized.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Legalized marijuana has created a robust new industry for entrepreneurs, jobs in the states where it is legal and huge chunks …

The CBD Oil That's Giving Me a Better Night's Sleep

Half a teaspoon and I'm counting sheep.<p>It was our monthly ladies’ dinner, and I’d come with a fun new party favor. Some people might have brought a bottle of mezcal or, in certain circles, some pot. Me? I brought a bottle of CBD oil to put on the celery-date salad.<p>You’ve probably been hearing a lot …

Coconut

'Opioid-Sparing Strategy' For Surgery Lowers Risk For Addiction

LOWELL (CBS) — For many people, the opioid addiction begins with prescription pain pills.<p>It’s a story one local dad knows too well. After losing his …

Are Weed Vape Pens Safe?

In early 2014, I got my first weed-oil vape pen. It was elegant and silver, with a rechargeable battery that screwed into a transparent cartridge …