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Canadian Study Finds Link Between Welfare and Overdoses

By John Lavitt

Researchers discovered an uptick in "overdose events" at safe injection sites on the same day that the government distributes welfare assistance. MORE  

Republican Lawmaker Launches "No Welfare For Weed" Bill

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite the lack of evidence that EBT money is being used to buy pot, Congressman Paul Gosar is going ahead with his bill anyway. MORE  

The Upside Down World of Welfare Drug Testing

By Meg Williams

Sweeping aside liberal objections about the rich punishing the poor, conservatives believe that welfare drug tests help employers and save the state money. But what does zero tolerance really produce? MORE  

Minnesota to Test Welfare Recipients for Drugs

By Shawn Dwyer

The Land of 10,000 Lakes becomes the latest state to throw its poorest citizens into the icy waters of uncertainty. MORE  

Minnesota Lawmakers Will Drug Test Themselves

By Bryan Le

With one voice, state politicians declare, "Bring on the cup." MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 5, 2013

By The Fix staff

US calls for ban on drunk diplomats, Canada no longer most internet-addicted nation, and booze once got Tom Cruise kicked out of seminary. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 27, 2013

By The Fix staff

Indiana welfare recipients may face drug tests, Mexico courts kids before they join cartels, and Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans enters rehab for heroin. MORE  

NY Seeks to Block Welfare "Sin Spending"

By McCarton Ackerman

Is it fair to bar welfare recipients from spending benefits on booze, cigs or strip clubs? MORE  

UK Addicts Must Get Treatment or Lose Benefits

By Fionna Agomuoh

A new austerity law will require jobless addicts to submit to treatment or risk losing their unemployment pay. MORE  

Florida Becomes First State to Drug Test Public Workers

By McCarton Ackerman

Rick Scott continues his controversial crusade to keep tax money from becoming drug money. MORE  

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