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American Academy of Pediatrics Opposes School Drug Testing

Schools should not use random, suspicionless drug tests to catch or deter drug users, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says in an updated policy statement. The Academy came out in opposition to such policies in the new issue of the journal Pediatrics. “School-based drug testing is a controversial approach to preventing substance use by …

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American Academy of Pediatrics Endorses Rescheduling Cannabis, Decriminalizing Cannabis Possession

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released an official position paper announcing their support for decriminalizing cannabis possession, as well as rescheduling cannabis so that children with debilitating conditions can use the medicine, and so that more studies can be conducted. “The AAP strongly supports the decriminalization of marijuana use and encourages pediatricians to …

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