Opioids lead child-poisoning stats; Antibiotics and Sex; Hate Crimes Growing in U.S.; NY Offering Classes in Marijuana Cultivation

March 31, 2023

Opioids Are Leading Cause of Child Poisoning A new recently announced study in the journal Pediatrics revealed that children are also severely impacted by the opioid crisis. An analysis of 731 poisoning-related deaths of children ages 5 and younger shows that opioids including fentanyl and heroin were the leading cause of loss of life almost […]

Biden Pardons All Federal Simple Marijuana Possession Offenses

October 7, 2022

President Joe Biden took the first steps towards decriminalizing marijuana and fulfilled a campaign promise on Thursday by pardoning all prior offenses of simple marijuana possession. The move will affect thousands of Americans across the US. During the announcement, Biden also urged governors to take similar steps at the state level.

Most Louisiana Voters Oppose Full Marijuana Legalization, One Poll Finds

April 24, 2020

While 11 states plus the District of Columbia have now legalized recreational use of marijuana, a 2020 Louisiana opinion poll shows that a majority of registered voters still oppose legalization – but that number has decreased slightly.  The poll was sponsored by Louisiana Public Opinion, LLC, and conducted by My People Vote in association with […]

Cannabis in the Era of COVID-19

April 20, 2020

These are strange and trying times that we are currently living in, but you already know that. There has been some press coverage of the short- and long-term economic impacts on local and state government as a result of the pandemic but it will hit very soon. The Port of Louisiana is a major source […]

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