Public Health

Potential California Legislation Could Open Doors For Medical Marijuana in Hospitals

New California legislation could make it possible for hospitals to give cannabis to patients in legalized states. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the governor of California’s office are determining if hospitals and healthcare facilities can allow patients to use medical marijuana without the risk of federal funding being stripped in …

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Marijuana Education Program Added to Social Equity License Application

Arizona adds an education program to apply for social equity license. A marijuana business education program has been added as a mandatory step for the process of applying for a social equity license in Arizona. The class will be offered for free by the Arizona Department of Health and Safety. This program will be required …

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Governor Doug Ducey was sent a bill legalize sterile needle exchange

Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona was sent a bill in May to legalize sterile needle exchange in hopes of HIV prevention and lowering health care system costs Governor Doug Ducey has been sent bills to legalize both fentanyl test strips and sterile needle exchanges which could both drastically help people with substance use disorders. The …

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Elderly Woman Sues Gila County After Mistreatment in Jail

63 year-old  woman with a history of mental illness sues Gila County for false imprisonment and mistreatment after being forced to drink toilet water. Tamara Barnicoat, 63, was arrested and jailed while having a psychotic episode back in October of 2019 for trespassing and other minor offenses. She was then held for 27 days without …

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