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The DEA's decision to cut legal production of opioids is sure to backfire

The DEA has announced that it will cut the permitted production quantities of almost all prescription opioids in the US by 25 percent in 2017, allegedly to address rates of addiction and overdose. A handful of medicines will be reduced by even more, such as hydrocodone, which will be produced at 66 percent of last year’s level.

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Chelsea Clinton and the media are both trying to mislead you about weed

Chelsea Clinton spoke about marijuana to a group of college students at Youngstown State University in Ohio Saturday, and in doing so, unleashed a flurry of gleeful headlines:

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Kratom could be criminalized this weekend if the DEA doesn't back down

On August 30, the DEA announced an “emergency scheduling” to classify kratom, a long-established folk remedy originating in Southeast Asia, as a Schedule I drug, the most restrictive category. It would thereby become a crime to possess the plant, and prohibitively difficult to secure federal funds to research it.

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Why some people think Trump snorted cocaine or Adderall before Monday's presidential debate

As the anxiety and anticipation leading up to the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump came to a head last night, some viewers turned to alcohol. Others turned to something stronger—Twitter.

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Watch: The 13th Amendment didn't end slavery

Today Netflix released the trailer for 13th, the forthcoming documentary by Ava DuVernay (Selma). The title refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.”

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What Prince and Stevie Nicks talked about when they talked about drugs

Prince and Stevie Nicks were close, but didn’t actually hang out that much because of drugs. It was her drug use back in the day that separated them.

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Why Arianna Huffington 'lost her mind' and tried to crush a piece that criticized 12-step programs

Last month, Arianna Huffington stepped down as editor-in-chief of her eponymous publication to start Thrive Global, a site devoted to “health and wellness.” And one factor behind her decision to leave the Huffington Post may have been a disagreement over abstinence vs. harm reduction approaches to addiction, reports Vanity Fair.

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No, New York Times, you can't blame Gary Johnson's Aleppo ignorance on weed

The New York Times reports that Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico and Libertarian Party presidential nominee, “revealed a surprising lack of foreign policy knowledge” when earlier today he “could not answer a basic question about the crisis in Aleppo, Syria.”

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'Parents opposed to pot' group publishes 10 reasons not to date a stoner -- and it's absurd

Parents Opposed to Pot (POPPOT)—mission: “bursting the bubble of marijuana hype”—just put out a list of “10 Reasons Not to Date a Stoner.”

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Remember when the Clinton 2008 campaign accused Obama of being a drug dealer?

Now that Obama and Hillary are allies, we tend to forget that they were once bitter rivals in a brutal primary campaign. But it’s important to remember the way Clinton’s campaign acted then, before she was the “woke” abuela we know her as today.

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Surprise: Not shaming people about weight helps combat both anorexia and obesity

Former Glee star Naya Rivera has written a memoir called Sorry Not Sorry, to be released September 13, in which she opens up about her struggle with anorexia:

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Trump outscores Hitler on psychopath test — guess how Clinton stacked up

Trump often gets compared to Hitler, but there are actually quite a few differences. For one, Hitler actually wrote Mein Kampf himself. Two, Hitler had his own hair. And three, Dr. Kevin Dutton, a psychologist at Oxford University, found that Trump is a bigger psychopath.

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This 'smart tattoo' can tell if you're drunk

Sometimes people get regrettable tattoos when they’re drunk. Ironically, researchers at the Center for Wearable Sensors that the University of California, San Diego, have now created a temporary “tattoo” that can tell you when you’ve drunk too much.

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Which are stronger: beer goggles or weed goggles? Scientists now have some answers

In a recent study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, researchers compared the effects that alcohol and marijuana have on sexual encounters, as self-reported by study participants. Some of the “findings” are head-smackingly obvious, gussied up in fancy words.

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Here are 20 drug combinations that you should absolutely avoid

A recent post on TripSit, a harm reduction website that aims to “help you stay as safe as possible if you choose to use substances,” provides a comprehensive visual safety guide to different drug combinations, ranking them from lowest to highest risk.

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