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Community Narcan Training Extends Our Life-Saving Capacity

GREEN CROSS STRONG NEWS - Boston Medical Center Alison Merrill reports - Boston, MA: Originally patented in 1961 by scientists searching for a treatment for constipation caused by chronic opioid use, naloxone quickly began being used for a markedly different purpose — as the premier antidote to opioid overdose. But it wasn’t until the last decade, as the opioid crisis snowballed into an epidemic of…
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Founder and Four Executives of Insys Therapeutics Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy

BOSTON STRONG - DOJ BOSTON reports BOSTON, MA The founder and four former executives of Insys Therapeutics Inc. were convicted today by a federal jury in Boston in connection with bribing medical practitioners to prescribe Subsys, a highly-addictive sublingual fentanyl spray intended for cancer patients experiencing breakthrough pain, and for defrauding Medicare and private insurance carriers. Insys founder and former Executive Chairman John N. Kapoor,…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – CITY OF BOSTON PURSUES LITIGATION AGAINST THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

The City of Boston has filed a complaint against 13 opioid manufacturers, four distributors, and one local doctor. via Boston Strong .com NEWS -  Boston, MA: Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston has filed a complaint in Suffolk Superior Court against 13 opioid manufacturers, four distributors, and one local doctor that have contributed to the local opioid epidemic through misleading marketing and…
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Massachusetts Act to ensure safe access to marijuana

Boston, MA: The State of MA has enacted the following: ,  An Act to ensure safe access to marijuana This law outlines the ability of cities and towns to exercise local control to ban or limit the development of marijuana establishments, sets the special excise tax on adult use marijuana sales to , and includes a local option for cities and towns to add a…
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Senator Markey Reintroduces ‘Good Samaritan’ Legislation to Protect First Responders, Volunteers, Family Members Who Administer Opioid Overdose Prevention Drug

Also calls on HHS to add opioid overdose prevention medication to Strategic National Stockpile, develop plan for rapidly deploying lifesaving resource Boston (May 31, 2018) – As part of his ongoing effort to combat the opioid crisis that took 42,000 lives in 2016, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) reintroduced the Opioid Overdose Reduction Act, legislation to protect individuals who administer lifesaving opioid overdose prevention drugs. Death…
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Boston Medical New Strategy to Address the Opioid Epidemic: Collaborations between Public Safety and Public Health Agencies

Boston Medical Center, Social Science Research and Evaluation, Inc., and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found four types of collaborative programs have emerged Boston, MA: - A new study shows that public health and public safety agencies established local, collaborative programs in Massachusetts to connect overdose survivors and their personal networks with addiction treatment, harm reduction, and other community support services following a non-fatal overdose.…
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Industrial Legal Growth – First Post Election Rally for Legalization at State House Complex as Governor Elect Phil Murphy Prepares for Office

Trenton, NJ: Boston native, Harvard graduate Phil Murphy, a Monmouth County New Jersey resident, has been elected Governor of New Jersey and desires to legalize recreational marijuana. Watch Video of first Post election rally for legalization beyond medical use. Vietnam Veteran Dan Brady, and Attorney Bill Caruso comments on legal industry growth, at the cmmnj rally at New Jersey's Capitol Complex
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Recreational Marijuana begins 12/15/2016 in Massachusetts

BOSTON, MA: 12/12/2016 GreenCrossStrong .com Boston Associated Press  (AP) — Recreational marijuana is becoming legal in Massachusetts. Legal, but not readily available. The ballot question approved by voters Nov. 8 is scheduled to go into effect Thursday, allowing adults to have limited quantities of marijuana for recreational purposes and grow pot plants in their homes. The catch: It’s still illegal to sell marijuana in Massachusetts…
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Harvard Psychiatrist Says Weed Heals Concussions

Dr. Lester Grinspoon, a Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and the author of Marihuana Reconsidered. Grinspoon has written an open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, advising him to consider allowing cannabis as a treatment for post-concussion syndrome. Professor Grinspoon claims that CBD-heavy strains of marijuana serve as a powerful neuroprotectant, effectively helping the brain heal from concussions. “The NFL Share More: 
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Boston Freedom Rally Sept. 26-27, 2015

  Boston Freedom Rally by MassCann/NORML’s is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in September on the Boston Common. Although occasionally referred to as “hempfest” by some, the Boston Freedom Rally is the official name of the largest annual gathering of pro-marijuana supporters on the East Coast, and is the second largest festival of it’s kind in the world, surpassed only by Seattle’s Hempfest. Two…
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Boston Bans Synthetic Cannabinoids

BOSTON – Friday, August 14, 2015 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today signed an ordinance banning  the possession, sale, manufacture and distribution of synthetic cannabinoids, also known as “K2″ or “Spice,” in Boston. “I thank the City Council for working on this important measure to better protect our residents from these extremely dangerous substances that are becoming increasingly accessible and more targeted towards our young…
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