by Sarah Talpos When healthcare is expensive, the Amish culture of autonomy and thrift may be a way to balance communal support and individual responsibility. Sara Talpos finds out more. The Allegheny Plateau, sprawling across northern Pennsylvania and beyond, is an ecosystem of forested hills, with land that supports black bears, bald eagles and wandering … Continue reading What The Amish Can Teach Us About Modern Medicine
Why Is It So Hard To Test Whether Drivers Are Stoned?
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/02/09/466147956/why-its-so-hard-to-make-a-solid-test-for-driving-while-stoned?utm_medium=email&utm_source=digg by Angus Chen Law enforcement officials would love to have a clear way to tell when a driver is too drugged to drive. But the decades of experience the country has in setting limits for alcohol have turned out to be rather useless so far because the mind-altering compound in cannabis, THC, dissolves … Continue reading Why Is It So Hard To Test Whether Drivers Are Stoned?
Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-medical-pot-20141216-story.html by Evan Halper Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first time Congress has approved nationally significant legislation backed by legalization advocates. It … Continue reading Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana