Legality of Dispensing Naloxone to Minors in Illinois

Fact SheetHarm Reduction Legal ProjectHarm Reduction Legal Project ResourcesOpioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention

March 8, 2022

There are many reasons a person under the age of 18 may wish to obtain naloxone. Minors may be able to assist in the event of an overdose, either of another minor or an adult. Substance use disorders often develop in adolescence, and around 10% of overdoses nationally occur in youth and young adults below 26 years old. In 2020, 215 overdose deaths in Illinois occurred in individuals under age 25.

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Climate Change, Health Equity, and Public Health Law Learning and Practice Collaborative Informational Webinar

WebinarsEnvironment, Climate and HealthMechanisms for Advancing Health EquityClimate Change, Health Equity, and Public Health Law Learning and Practice Collaborative

November 16, 2021
by April Shaw, Betsy Lawton, Jill Krueger and Madeline Kim

Overview 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST | November 16, 2021The Network will be launching applications for our Climate Change, Health Equity, and Public Health Law…

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Federal Vaccine Mandates: Assessing their Legalities

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February 24, 2022
by Emely Sanchez, Erica White, Leila Barraza and Peter D. Jacobson

Following the development and authorization of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, the Biden administration enacted a series of vaccine mandates in 2021. The most significant of these mandates applied to (1) federal workers and contractors, (2) large employers, and (3) health care workers.

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Cannabis and the 2020 Election: Americans’ Changing Views on Legalization

Law & Policy InsightsCivic Engagement and VotingCannabis Legalization and Regulation

December 3, 2020
by Mathew R. Swinburne

Even though cannabis is still illegal under federal law; most Americans (91 percent) favor the legalization of cannabis either for medical or recreational use. This is a serious change in public opinion. In 2010, 52 percent of Americans opposed the legalization of cannabis. This more accepting view of cannabis appeared in the 2020 election, with five states legalizing cannabis through ballot measures. With the legalization trend, it is important to understand the legal process behind the ballot measures that have been central to changing state cannabis laws.

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