Senators buck Sessions, move to protect state medical marijuana laws

Enlarge / U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (credit: Getty | Chip Somodevilla) The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a budget amendment that would prevent the Department of Justice from cracking down on state-legal medical marijuana—likely to the consternation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The amendment prevents the Department… [Read More...]

Gender confirmation surgeries rose 20% in the last two years

Enlarge / Gearah Goldstein speaks with her plastic surgeon, Dr. Loren Schechter, about her gender confirmation surgery. (credit: ASPS) Gender confirmation procedures are on the rise in the US, doctors reported Monday. Surgeons performed more than 3,200 transfeminine and transmasculine procedures in 2016, according to new data from the American Society of Plastic… [Read More...]