Alex Norcia

Drugs

The Great American Vape Panic of 2019 Is Producing Some Wild Lawsuits

"I'm not exaggerating when I say that I talk to at least 10 families a day," one lawyer said.
Alex Norcia
3 hours ago
drugs-health

Walmart Is Getting in on the War on Vapes, and It Could Backfire Badly

"It is absurd that Walmart would stop selling e-cigarettes but continue to sell real ones, which kill 400,000 Americans each year."
Alex Norcia
3 days ago
drugs-health

Banning Flavored Vapes Might Be Good for Teens. It Also Might Be Racist

It seems awful strange to some experts that the feds are rushing to ban menthol e-cigs even as deadly menthol cigarettes remain on the market.
Alex Norcia
4 days ago
drugs-health

The War on Drugs Is Coming for Vapes, and It's Not Going to End Well

"Making things illegal tends to make them more dangerous."
Alex Norcia
9.11.19
Drugs Addiction

Vape-Related Deaths Are Scaring People Back Into Smoking Cigs

"I realized that if I'm going to die from nicotine, I'd rather have it be at age 60 from cancer than 24 from my lungs exploding or whatever."
Alex Norcia
9.10.19
Weed

Is Weed for Fun or Medicine? The Government Might Finally Decide

"Who is going to visit a doctor and pay a $35 copay to get cannabis, when they can go to the store and get it for $10?"
Alex Norcia
9.6.19
psychedelics

The U.S. Is Now Home to the Biggest Shroom Research Center in the World

This school just took psychedelic research to the next level.
Alex Norcia
9.4.19
Drugs Policy

A Top Congressional Democrat Still Thinks Weed Is a Gateway Drug

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer called cannabis "a threshold drug that leads to the use of harder, very harmful drugs."
Alex Norcia
8.29.19
drugs-health

JUUL Is Responding to Vaping Health Concerns with a Big Ole Shrug

The e-cigarette giant and the federal government aren't reacting quickly enough to signs vaping carries risks, critics charge.
Alex Norcia
8.28.19
Drugs Policy

The DEA Says It Will Make It Easier to Study Weed, but Experts Say There's a Catch

The government may allow more weed to be grown for research purposes. That doesn't mean researchers are doing cartwheels.
Alex Norcia
8.28.19
Drugs Policy

The Fight to Make Shroom Therapy Legal in Oregon

Denver and Oakland have decriminalized magic mushrooms, but campaigners here want to go even further.
Alex Norcia
8.26.19
Drugs Addiction

Legit, Safe Places to Inject Heroin Are Closer Than Ever

A tool lots of other countries have tried is suddenly within reach in cities like Philadelphia.
Alex Norcia
8.14.19
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