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CBD is getting buzz, but does it work? And is it legal?

With CBD showing up everywhere, U.S. regulators announced Tuesday they are exploring ways the marijuana extract could be used legally in foods, dietary supplements and cosmetics.

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Opioid epidemic shares chilling similarities with the past

While declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency Thursday, President Donald Trump said: “Nobody has seen anything like what’s going on now.”

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Opioid commission members pessimistic that Trump, Congress will act

Members of Trump’s commission to combat the opioid epidemic are increasingly worried the Trump administration will not have a robust response.

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Drug overdose deaths surged in first nine months of 2016

Deaths from drug overdoses rose sharply in the first nine months of 2016, confirming the opioid epidemic worsened last year despite stepped-up efforts by public health authorities.

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A brief history of D.A.R.E., the ’80s anti-drug program Jeff Sessions wants to revive

Jeff Sessions supports the D.A.R.E. anti-drug program, but decades of evidence-based research has shown the program to be ineffective.

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Sean Spicer seemed to tie marijuana use to opioids. The evidence isn’t on his side.

The epidemic of opioid addiction in the United States has been well documented. A staggering 33,000 people died in 2015 from overdosing on prescription painkillers, heroin or similar drugs, on par with the number killed by firearms and in car accidents.

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No change in Colorado teens’ marijuana use before and after legalization, study finds

Recreational marijuana legalization had no impact on how many Colorado teens use pot or on whether they think it is dangerous, but that could be because years of medical marijuana sales had already brought about changes in those measures, according to a new study.

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