Weekly Roundup 4/20-4/26

Weekly Roundup 4/20-4/26

Project SAM’s Kevin Sabet released a statement on CNN’s “Weed 3” Special.

The Huffington Post publicized an American Journal of Medicine article calling for medically appropriate language when referring to persons with substance abuse disorders.

New York Governor Mario Cuomo issued a health alert after a spike in emergency room visits due to synthetic marijuana.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports an increase in emergency room visits due to synthetic marijuana.

The Alabama Department of Public Health reports an increase in the use of synthetic cannabinoids.

Synthetic marijuana hospitalized more than twenty people in one weekend in Austin, Texas.

The Public Policy Institute of California released a fact sheet on Californians’ attitudes toward marijuana legalization.

The Florida Senate voted to ban powdered alcohol (Palcohol) for two years.

The International Business Times reported on a new study showing that regular users of marijuana show increased susceptibility to false or distorted memories.

Students at the University of California Santa Barbara have teamed up to provide safe disposal boxes on campus for prescription medications.

The San Francisco Giants may become the first major league baseball team to ban smokeless chewing tobacco.

The German Cancer Research Center released a study on reduced cardiovascular disease among people who quit smoking.

Three teens protested marijuana legalization at Vancouver’s 4/20 rally.

Health Day reports that watching actors drink in movies may influence children to drink.

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center for Excellence published a summary of a recent Pediatrics article on misdiagnosis of FASD.

SAMHSA reports that 1 in 10 full-time workers have had a substance use disorder in the past year.

SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health released Trends in Heroin Use in the United States: 2002-2013.

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $800,000 for Statewide Peer Networks for Recovery and Resiliency.