Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has launched a new center to study the clinical benefits of psychedelics in treating mental illness.
Massachusetts State Rep. Michael L. Connolly, a Democrat who represents parts of Cambridge and Somerville, submitted two bills in the Massachusetts House last month aimed at reforming controlled substance laws.
Panelists advocated for the decriminalization of psychedelics to an audience of more than 200 people during a Wednesday webinar hosted by Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.
More than 30 students, faculty, and members of the public gathered at Harvard’s Arthur M. Sackler Museum Friday to commemorate a new art installation honoring those affected by the opioid epidemic.
Harvard Square smoke shops are facing steep commercial consequences following the implementation of a newly announced ban on the sale of vaping products in Massachusetts late last month.
The council voted 7-0 in favor of the “Cannabis Business Permitting Ordinance,” with Councilors E. Denise Simmons and Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. abstaining.
The Cambridge City Council took the first step to pass an amendment to its surveillance ordinance to ban the use of facial recognition city-wide during its annual summer meeting Tuesday.
Officers from the Cambridge Police Department responded to reports of a fatal overdose on the front steps of Blue Bottle Coffee in Harvard Square at approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.
In recent months, dozens of mothers whose children died from opioid overdoses wrote letters to Bacow urging him to cut ties with the Sacklers and refuse future funding from them.
The donation, given by Charles R. Broderick, is the largest independent donation ever made to fund biological study of cannabinoids on the brain and behavior.
Administrators from the Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services have launched a campaign to raise awareness around drugs and alcohol on Harvard’s campus through Instagram and Facebook posts and signs around campus.
Harvard University Health Services Director Paul J. Barreira raised concerns about the logistics of expanding access on campus to naloxone, a drug used to reverse the symptoms of opioid overdose.
The students, Eana X. Meng ’19 and Kailash Sundaram ’19, said they hope to raise awareness on campus of the problems of overdosing and push the University to make Narcan more readily available.
National Recovery Month is sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and strives to educate people about substance abuse and recovery.
Mass. marijuana retailers have accused the Cannabis Control Commission of failing to enforce legal limits on how much municipalities can charge the businesses.
The Cambridge Planning Board heard a recreational marijuana dispensaries zoning petition from the City Council at a public hearing in late August.
The Boston Zoning Commission voted last month to approve zoning regulations for recreational marijuana businesses in Boston.
Michael P. Botticelli and John P. Walters, former directors of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, spoke to a crowd of over 50 law students Thursday.
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited the Institute of Politics Tuesday for a conversation about policy responses to the opioid crisis in America.
Five former governors spoke about state responses to the opioid epidemic at a roundtable discussion at the Harvard School of Public Health Thursday.
Healthy Pharms has closed both its Harvard Square and Georgetown locations until further notice, according to a statement posted on its website.
Nan Goldin has called on the Harvard Art Museums to reject donations from the Sackler family over its connection to the opioid drug OxyContin.