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This is the second annual report on the impact of Colorado legalizing marijuana. It is divided into 10 sections with each providing data on the impact of legalization prior to and during the creation of the marijuana industry in Colorado. Read more »


On July 9, 2014, National Drug Control Policy Acting Director Michael Botticelli released the President’s national blueprint for drug policy, the 2014 National Drug Control Strategy. Read more »


An increase in painkiller prescribing is a key driver of the increase in prescription overdoses. Read more »

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