The Food and Drug Administration is getting closer to welcoming a new commissioner, as a Senate panel voted Tuesday to advance the nomination of Dr. Stephen Hahn. The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions voted 18-5 to push Hahn’s nomination ahead to a full Senate vote.... Read more
A Tennessee doctor is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges of over-prescribing opioids this week. Dr. Darrell Rinehart, who operated a medical clinic in Columbia, Tennessee before relocating to Indianapolis, Indiana, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday, according to a release... Read more
In Vermont, it is legal for adults to possess and consume recreational marijuana. Now, the state has rolled out what could be seen as the latest piece in its broader cannabis infrastructure. The Vermont Health Department recently launched a new online resource called “Let’s Talk Cannabis.” According to the... Read more
It’s not the first time that marijuana has proven effective in taking the place of pharmaceutical drugs, but it is another encouraging sign that it can replace certain side effects-plagued prescription drugs. A newly released study shows that sales of over-the-counter sleep aids dropped immediately after the legalization of... Read more
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota is expanding the state’s medical marijuana program to include chronic pain and age-related macular degeneration as conditions that can qualify for treatment, state health officials said Monday. The state Department of Health also said it would allow more sites where patients can access... Read more

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More than a year after voters in Michigan approved a measure legalizing pot, thousands of people from across the Great Lakes region lined up at stores throughout the state to make an historic purchase. “I wanted to be a part of history,” said Kelly Savage, a 25-year-old from Columbus,... Read more
A Wyoming Native American tribe is considering hemp and medical marijuana as potential avenues of economic development and has authorized a committee to study the opportunities for the reservation. The group will also investigate the medical applications of cannabis and its potential to treat members of the Eastern Shoshone... Read more
The e-cigarette industry has been hit hard by the recent outbreak of more than 2,300 cases of vaping-related illnesses and the 47 deaths connected to it. Companies like JUUL have halted advertising in the face of intense backlash and a handful of states have enacted temporary bans on flavored... Read more
Last week, city council members in Evanston, Illinois voted to use marijuana sales tax revenue towards a fund meant to provide reparations to its Black community. The city council voted 8 to 1 to institute a three percent tax on cannabis sales. The first $10 million generated over the... Read more

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