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Florida rolls with smokable medical marijuana, ending yearslong debate

Smoking medical marijuana is now legal in Florida, ending a yearslong showdown between Florida lawmakers and public advocacy groups. Gov. Ron DeSantis. R-Fla., signed SB-182 into law on Monday, a state Senate proposal put forward by Republican state Sen. Jeff Brandes and Democratic state Sen. Linda Stewart, repealing the state’s ban on smokable medical marijuana… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »

Drug problem pill-testing debate ignores

As the debate surrounding pill testing at music festivals continues to heat up, the harm associated with another drug — alcohol — appears to have disappeared from the spotlight. Over the Australia Day long weekend, 25 people were transferred to hospital from the Electric Gardens, Hardcore Till I Die and Rolling Loud music festivals in… Read More »