• mental health reform
    Categories: Health Care

    Mental Health Reform and Aid

    Photo credit: iStock.com/Tharakorn Lawmakers have paid increasing attention to mental health in recent years. On October 17, 2020, S.2661 became [...]

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  • school vaccine policies
    Categories: Education, Health Care

    States Address Local School Vaccine Policies

    Photo credit: iStock.com/Kuzmik_A With school starting across the country, whether children need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 has been attracting [...]

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  • genetic testing privacy legislation
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    Genetic Testing Privacy Legislation

    Photo credit: iStock.com/ktsimage 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and LivingDNA are just a few genetic or ancestry testing options on the consumer market. [...]

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    Regulating Kratom: 2022 Update

    Photo credit: iStock.com/Nikcoa According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), kratom (mitragyna speciosa) is a leaf from a tropical tree [...]

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    Fentanyl Test Strips: Legislation Decriminalizing Their Use

    Photo credit: iStock.com/designer491 Fentanyl test strips are essentially a drug testing technology, initially developed for urinalysis, but can be effective [...]

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    Which States are Proposing Bans on Flavored Tobacco?

    Photo credit: iStock.com/Moussa81 Recent years have seen a rise in the use of flavored tobacco products. According to the American [...]

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  • Marijuana Ballot Initiatives
    Categories: Cannabis, Health Care

    Delta-8 Bans & Carve-Outs: Legislative Update

    Photo credit: iStock.com/Mikhail Sokolov While much attention is focused on states and the federal government’s efforts to legalize recreational marijuana, [...]

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  • Categories: Health Care, Judiciary

    States’ Reactions to Supreme Court’s Dobbs Ruling: Abortion Access, Trigger Laws, & More

    Photo credit: iStock.com/zimmytws In early May, the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health [...]

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    Abortion Legislation at the State Level

    Photo credit: iStock.com/gnagel Following the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on overturning Roe v. Wade, states may soon be able [...]

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  • In the Loop: What’s in the Build Back Better Act

    Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by KaraSuva from Pixabay On November 19, 2021, the House passed a $2 [...]

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