SJC decides field sobriety tests not scientific evidence for pot

The court decided there is currently no reliable, scientific test for marijuana impairment.

SJC decides field sobriety tests not scientific evidence for pot

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Study linking cardiovascular death and marijuana far from conclusive 

Researchers found a high incidence of cardiovascular death among marijuana users but the study has limits. Authors said more research is needed.

…It also assumed that those who said they had used marijuana in 2005 continued to do so, and it assumed that users largely smoked their pot and didn’t consume it in other ways, such as by eating marijuana-laced brownies.

Those caveats limit the study’s validity, said Dr. Vinay Prasad, associate professor of medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and an expert on the design and results of medical studies.

“It does not prove that if you choose to use marijuana you are more likely to die of cardiovascular disease,” Prasad said in an email. “I think the major limit of the study is that there may be unobserved differences between the people who used and admitted to using marijuana during the years of this study, and cardiovascular outcomes that the researchers did not adjust for.  In fact, that is likely.”

Study linking cardiovascular death and marijuana far from conclusive | OregonLive.com

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US won’t declare opioid emergency, Price says 

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump has no immediate plans to declare the nation’s opioid epidemic a public health emergency, a decision that flies in the face of the key recommendation by the President’s bipartisan opioid commission.

US won’t declare opioid emergency, Price says – CNN

The Cheeto ignores the input of people who know more than he does? Shocking!
errrr, um, not.

Booker introduces bill to legalize marijuana nationwide

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is proposing a far-reaching bill that would both legalize marijuana at the federal level and encourage states to legalize it locally through incentives.

…The bill would legalize marijuana at the federal level and withhold federal money for building jails and prisons, along with other funds, from states whose cannabis laws are shown to disproportionately incarcerate minorities.

Under the legislation, federal convictions for marijuana use and possession would be expunged and prisoners serving time for a marijuana offense would be entitled to a sentencing hearing.

Those “aggrieved” by a disproportionate arrest or imprisonment rate would be able to sue, according to the bill. And a Community Reinvestment Fund would be established to “reinvest in communities most affected by the war on drugs” for everything from re-entry programs to public libraries.

Booker introduces bill to legalize marijuana nationwide

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Trump called New Hampshire a ‘drug-infested den’ 

One of the best ways to determine something’s political impact is to imagine it in a TV ad. “President Trump thinks your state is a drug-infested den.” Yeah, ouch.

Whoops: Trump made a few mistakes by calling New Hampshire a ‘drug-infested den’ – The Washington Post

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Sheriff In Heart Of Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic Refuses To Carry Overdose Reversal Drug

More than 150 people died of heroin- or fentanyl-related overdoses in Butler County last year.

Sheriff In Heart Of Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic Refuses To Carry Overdose Reversal Drug | HuffPost

Murderous monster.

Protect and serve much, asshat? Apparently not. Some law enforcement officers are merely taking up oxygen that the rest of us could put to better use.