opioid crisis

Americans’ Life Expectancy Problem Goes Back Decades

Americans’ Life Expectancy Problem Goes Back Decades

A new study this week highlights a unique, long-spanning crisis among Americans. For decades, it suggests, the U.S. life expectancy has lagged behind similar countries. And for close to a decade, young to middle aged Americans have actually been dying more than in previous years, thanks in thanks in part…

Legal Cannabis May Not Lower Opioid Overdose Deaths After All

Legal Cannabis May Not Lower Opioid Overdose Deaths After All

A new study seems to deal a serious blow to one of the pro-cannabis movement’s talking points: the idea that the more medical cannabis is legalised, the fewer people will die from opioid overdoses. The findings suggest that there’s no real connection between the rate of opioid overdose deaths and…