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July 16th, 2020

CDC Says Fatal Drug ODs Up Last Year, FL Supreme Court Orders Rare Second Hearing in MedMJ Case, More… (7/15/20)

Rerolled: July 15, 2020 | #STDW


After the first decline in drug ODs in decades in 2018, the number jumped again last year, the CDC says; Canadian psychotherapists want the ability to use psilocybin themselves to better treat patients using the drug, and more.

Medical Marijuana

Florida Supreme Court Asks for Rare Second Round of Arguments in Medical Marijuana Case. In a rare move, the state's high court Tuesday ordered a second round of arguments in a battle about whether the state has properly carried out a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana. The case is a lawsuit filed by Florigrown, a Tampa company that has questioned whether a 2017 law passed to implement the voter-approved constitutional amendment is itself constitutional. The case centers on parts of the law around licensing companies to operate in the industry.

Drug Use

CDC Preliminary Data Shows Increase in Overdoses Last Year. After declining for the first time in decades in 2018, drug overdose deaths rose 4.6% in 2019, according to preliminary data from the Centers on Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the data, which won't be finalized until year's end, there were 70,980 overdose deaths last year, up from 67,850 in 2018. Experts fear drug deaths will be even higher this year during a global pandemic that has disrupted health care and drug markets, isolated millions of people, and left millions more jobless.

International

Canadian Psychotherapists Petition Government for Permission to Dose Themselves to Better Treat Patients. A nonprofit group of psychedelic therapists, TheraPsil, is asking Health Canada for permission to be able to dose themselves with psilocybin in a bid to better help their patients. The move comes as a group of terminally ill patients awaits permission from the ministry to use magic mushrooms for end of life care. The group says therapists need firsthand experiences with the drug's effects: "The fundamental reason to expose therapists to their own experiences with psychedelics is that, unless you have visited these realms, you are unlikely to understand their importance." Going to a psychedelic therapist who hasn't used psychedelics would be like "going to a sex therapist who's never had sex before," said the group's executive director, Spencer Hawkswell.

Source: https://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2020/jul/15/cdc_says_fatal_drug_ods_last


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Some cannabis businesses add employees, other mull layoffs in response to coronavirus

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#cannabis #weed #marijuana Drone fitted with thermal camera finds £500,000 cannabis farm A police drone that uses cutting edge thermal imaging technology busted a huge cannabis farm with a street value of £500,000. Deployed in https://t.co/jy97iyzryA #cannabiscommunity

Sensi#140 💚
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#MMemberville
#Cannabis

“tossico”, “reddito e cannette, chi te smove?” “ignorante”, “volete ammazzare i giovani”. Queste e altre perle sono dedicate a chi tweetta sulla #cannabis, ovviamente senza altri argomenti oltre le offese. Solo per dirvi quanta gente triste e sola si cela dietro uno schermo.

Akerman’s Joshua Mandell cowrote an article for @Law360 advocating for the stop of the use of certain words within the #cannabis industry, particularly those that connote negative racial and ethnic overtones. https://t.co/uoqUxMm9jz

@CannTrust
any closer to offering your products to the medical and recreational marketplace? No updates for weeks…. #cannabis $TRST $CTST #TRST #CTST #potstocks #stocks #investors #answers #news plz retweet

@KuehniKev @Brokolilli @CannaRevDE Wenn man seit 38Jahren als Krimineller gebrandmarkt wird, nur für den Konsum von #cannabis, brennt es ein wenig unter den Nägeln!
Wer daran gewöhnt ist keine ECHTEN Verbündeten zu haben, hat auch nicht viel zu verlieren!
Zu oft wurden Konsumenten von Maulhuren vertröstet🤷‍♂️