Cannabis Recipes: Motif’s Greatest Hits

Important: Remember that items made with cannabis may be illegal in your jurisdiction unless you have proper medical certification, and must always be kept strictly away from children and pets. Cannabis has been known since ancient times, and some claim that the mysterious קַנַּבּוֹס (“kaneh-bosim,” singular “kaneh-bos”) listed as an ingredient of the holy anointing […]

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American Life Expectancy Unexpectedly Declines

Life expectancy is a measurement that summarizes almost everything about quality of life in a society, and therefore even tiny increases or decreases are indications of profound changes with deep consequences. In a somewhat shocking discovery, life expectancy declined overall in the United States by 0.1 year from 2014 to 2015, according to the Centers […]

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Zika virus: Pregnant Women in RI Should Take Precautions

Zika virus infection poses a significant risk in pregnancy as it “is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency of the federal government responsible for monitoring and assessing threats to public health. “Microcephaly is a medical condition in which the […]

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“Death Sentence:” Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act Expires in Political Tiff

“People are going to die,” said Rebecca McGoldrick, executive director of Protect Families First, describing the consequences of a bizarre political stand-off that, unwanted by anyone and unexpected by everyone, allowed the expiration of Rhode Island’s 2012 “Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act” that protected from criminal drug charges those who called for needed medical help, […]

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