The Daily Buzz: Denver to Initiate Weed Smoking at Bars; When People Request "Involuntary Commitment"; Brewery Retirees Lose Free Beer for Life

Nov 16 2016

The Daily Buzz: Denver to Initiate Weed Smoking at Bars; When People Request “Involuntary Commitment”; Brewery Retirees Lose Free Beer for Life

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Denver Residents Can Soon Smoke Marijuana in Certain Bars and Restaurants—A First in the US [Business Insider]
“Consumption areas” inside businesses look set to become the norm in the Mile-High City.

A Twist on “Involuntary Commitment”: Some Heroin Users Request It [NPR]
An ethically objectionable practice gets complicated.

In Opioid Epidemic, Prejudice Persists Against Methadone [Huffington Post]
Further examples of something The Influence has long argued.

Mass. High Court to Consider Dismissing Cases Tied to Drug Lab Scandal [WBUR]
Thousands of cases involving drug tests done by chemist Annie Dookhan, who was convicted on charges of falsifying tests, could be affected.

Challenging the Cocaine Figures, Part 1: Bolivia [Insight Crime]
A fascinating examination of how much we should trust the data.

Canadian Brewery Cuts a Retiree Perk: Free Beer for Life [New York Times]
In a bitter blow, Labatt will gradually turn off the retirees’ tap over the next two years.