Tag: substance use

People over 60 are drinking more—why is it so hard to cut back?

I keep forgetting I’m no longer 22. Unfortunately, the world is full of reminders — like pants-buttoning. And 40-year-olds who refer to me as “Sir.” And the way I feel in the morning after last night’s parade of vodka stingers. For a while, I blamed the pandemic for my expanding waistline and my 6 a.m. […]

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Biden’s executive order targeting big business and competition: full text

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to promote the interests of American workers, businesses, and consumers, it is hereby ordered as follows:   Section 1.  Policy.  A fair, open, and competitive marketplace has long been a cornerstone of the American […]

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‘Everyone’s feeling this’: People are using alcohol to cope with pandemic-related stress — here’s how to drink less

Sans Bar, an alcohol-free bar in Austin, Texas, that prizes the “zero-proof cocktail,” started hosting virtual events last year as the pandemic drove life online. Its early events saw high attendance, says founder Chris Marshall, with as many as 300 people logging on to make a drink and connect with others. The virtual events “were […]

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Trulieve buys Harvest Health in $2.1 billion cannabis deal that gives it access to Arizona adult-use market

Trulieve Cannabis Corp. said Monday it has agreed to acquire Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. in an all-stock deal valued at about $2.1 billion, the latest tie-up in a sector hoping for reforms of strict U.S. cannabis laws that would crack open capital markets. The deal combines two U.S. multi-state operators, with Trulieve TCNNF, -3.50% TRUL, […]

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