Morning Roundup: Dec. 4, 2018

By The Fix staff 12/04/18

Michigan officially legalizes pot, police chase passed-out Tesla driver's autopilot for seven minutes, Lil Xan enters rehab, research finds vaping marijuana gets you higher than smoking it.

A man sleeps while his car is driven by an autopilot. Self driving vehicle concept
In the future, we'll sleep while autopilot cars get us there. But for now, don't drunkenly pass out at the wheel. Evgeny Gerasimov |

Michigan is first Midwest state to allow recreational marijuana [WISN-TV]
It's official: Michigan is following in the footsteps of 11 states and the District of Columbia to legalize marijuana. They're also the first state in the Midwest to do so.

Tesla driver was pulled over by cops after allegedly sleeping drunk on Autopilot for 7 miles [Electrek]
A California official learned the hard way that Tesla's autopilot can't take the place of a real designated driver after he passed out at the wheel and his car led cops on a seven minute low-speed chase.

You're in Recovery. What Should You Eat? [US News]
Recovering from substance abuse is a lifestyle change. That includes your diet. Eating healthy could help you feel better and happier.

Lil Xan Admitted To Rehab For Substance Abuse [HNHH]
Finding perspective in the untimely overdose deaths of fellow musicians Mac Miller and Lil Peep, rapper Lil Xan is seeking help for his own substance abuse issues.

'I saw myself being dead and losing everything': Dennis Quaid opens up about how he used to do two grams of cocaine a day [Daily Mail]
In a tell-all interview, actor Dennis Quaid spoke openly about his cocaine use back in the 80's. After a "white-light" moment where he saw himself losing everything, he decided to get clean.

Vaping Marijuana Gets You Way, Way Higher Than Smoking It, Study Finds [Live Science]
Research confirms that vaping marijuana is way more potent than smoking it the old-fashioned way. The same amount of THC taken in resulted in a higher blood concentration of THC when vaped, along with correlated impacts on cognition and motor function.

'Recovery-friendly' workplaces welcome those with imperfect records [Daily Herald]
Some New Hampshire employers believe in second chances, providing opportunity to job applicants that have been charged with a drug-related offense in the past.

Neuroscientist thinks one way to fight opioid addiction is to tackle loneliness [The Washington Post]
Rachel Wurzman, a neuroscientist, believes that a part of the brain called the striatum could cause loneliness to feel like physical pain and drive people to turn to painkillers.

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