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Haley Sandlow

Senior Staff Writer

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Metro

Recreational marijuana sales open Thursday in Rhode Island

On Thursday morning, 96-year-old Joe Maraia became the first person to legally purchase marijuana for recreational use in Rhode Island at the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center. The World War II Veteran had never tried cannabis before and walked away from the dispensary with marijuana-infused macaroons ...

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University News

Rock hosts children’s book drive for RI nonprofit

If you take a look inside the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library this December, the lobby will look the same as ever, with tables, chairs, sofas and the entrance to administrative offices. But if you turn toward the corners of the foyer, you will be greeted by dozens of bright, colorful children’s ...

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University News

What is naloxone, and where can you find it?

In 2020, 68,630 people in the United States died of an opioid overdose. Opioid overdoses are “the leading cause of accidental death in Rhode Island,” according to the Rhode Island Department of Health, with more than 400 people dying from a drug overdose in 2021. The opioid epidemic continues ...

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Science & Research

What you need to know about monkeypox

The U.S. Department of Health and Human services declared monkeypox, a potentially serious viral illness that belongs to the orthopoxvirus family and spreads through skin-to-skin contact, a public health emergency on Aug. 4. As of Oct. 3, there have been 26,049 total confirmed monkeypox/orthopox ...

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