Oregon should develop a drug abuse restoration system; Detroit approves the sale of leisure marijuana.
The Wall Street Journal:
Oregon Decriminalized Drug Possession. Now It Has To Offer Treatment.
Now that Oregon voters have agreed to finish almost all legal penalties for drug possession, state officers have simply over two months to arrange a brand new recovery-focused system, a job that’s notably difficult as a result of Covid-19 pandemic. Measure 110, which works into impact Feb. 1, permits a most fantastic of $100 for possession of medication together with heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines together with a compulsory well being evaluation. The primary statewide legislation of its form within the nation handed with assist of 58% of voters this month. It additionally mandates new restoration facilities, paid for by marijuana taxes and financial savings from much less incarceration. (Morrison, 11/24)
Detroit Free Press:
Detroit City Council OKs Sales Recreational Marijuana
Come 2021, leisure marijuana retailers are on the desk in Detroit. Detroit Metropolis Council on Tuesday unanimously handed an amended ordinance to permit adult-use leisure gross sales within the metropolis, which has beforehand solely allowed medical marijuana companies inside metropolis limits. The ordinance offers licensing preferences to longstanding metropolis residents and was championed by Councilman James Tate, who introduced it with Mayor Mike Duggan final month. (Witsil and Moran, 11/25)
In information from Oregon, California and the Navajo Nation —
Ohio Medicaid Launches Program To Curb Long-Term Care Loneliness
The Ohio Division of Medicaid is introducing a “pleasant caller” program to cut back loneliness amongst residents in long-term care services. Via the vacations, Ohio Medicaid, Ohio’s 5 Medicaid managed care organizations and the state’s Space Businesses on Ageing will work collectively to pair residents with volunteers for 30-minute casual calls twice per week. (Christ, 11/24)
California Businesses Go From Simmer To Boil Over Newsom’s Fine Dining
California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s maskless dinner with medical trade lobbyists and others at a Napa County restaurant the place meals value a minimal of $350 per head was simply in regards to the final straw for some beleaguered California small-business homeowners. With their livelihoods on the road, a rising variety of them are overtly defying the most recent orders to close down as COVID instances skyrocket in California — and pointing to Newsom’s unhealthy habits. (Wolfson and Almendrala, 11/25)
The Navajo Nation Is Struggling To Survive The Coronavirus
A thick cloud of mud kicks up behind vehicles as they meander down a rugged filth street into city. The bone-shaking journey to Pinon, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation is a protracted one full of sharp bumps and deep potholes. Very similar to the drive into Pinon, the Navajo Nation’s struggles with the coronavirus have been removed from straightforward. The neighborhood surpassed New York state for the best Covid-19 an infection fee in the US in Might. (Marples, 11/24)
The Baltimore Sun:
‘We Started Weeping In April, And We Haven’t Stopped’: Baltimore’s Latino Community Racked By Coronavirus
They wished to carry the ceremony exterior that November evening, however it was too chilly and windy. So the parishioners gathered of their beloved Highlandtown church, the place purple candles with the names of family members had been lit alongside the altar. They watched as their pastor walked solemnly up the aisle, stepping over the tape marked for social distancing. Then he turned to face the congregation and started to name out, one after the other, the names of the parish’s lifeless. (Garcia, 11/24)
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