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17 min ago | Red Bluff Daily News

Playboy model jailed in Australia for drug role

Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was sentenced to up to six years in prison Friday for being part of a drug smuggling ring that brought cocaine to Australia.

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2 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Taiwan actor Kai Ko, arrested with Jackie Chan's son on drug charges, released from detention

A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Jaycee Chan

2 hrs ago | The Age

Schapelle Corby's boyfriend Ben Panangian arrested on drugs charges

Schapelle Corby's boyfriend that she met in prison, Ben Panangian, has reportedly been arrested on drugs charges in Bali.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

SFGate

Philippine man sentenced to death in Vietnam

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KOMO News

Cannabis cuisine rises in wake of legalizations

There are books about cooking with herbs. And then there are books about cooking with herb.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Recipes

Ukiah Daily Journal

No jail for man arrested amid Hoffman death probe

A friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman who was arrested after the actor's overdose death pleaded guilty on Thursday to a low-level drug charge in a deal that spared him jail time.

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Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Capote, Celebrities, Philip Seymour Hoffman

WHO-AM Des Moines

Medical Marijuana May Cut Painkiller ODs

The solution to America's addiction to painkillers may be more drugs? A new study found a drop in painkiller overdose deaths in 13 states that allowed medical marijuana, CNN reports.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

SFGate

Man arrested after friend's Russian roulette death

A man fatally shot himself in the head earlier this month during a game of Russian roulette that was seen by a friend during a video chat, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released this week.

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Lowell Sun

3 charged with trafficking heroin in Tewksbury

Three men, including one from Tewksbury, were ordered held on high bail on drug trafficking charges after Tewksbury seized more than $300,000 in heroin during a traffic stop.

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Related Topix: Tewksbury, MA, Lawrence, MA

Contra Costa Times

Oakland: Traffic stop yields thousands in cash, 100 grams of cocaine

Police confiscated stacks of cash, about 100 grams of cocaine and a small quantity of marijuana Tuesday night after stopping a motorist for speeding, said a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Science Daily

Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease, a recent study from neuroscientists shows.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Marijuana, University of South Florida

CBS Local

More Colorado Pot Seized In The Mail, Report Says

A new report says the amount of Colorado marijuana being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail is on the rise since 2010.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Click Orlando

WeedHire: The job search app for the legal pot biz

WeedHire in a new app that connects pot labs, dispensaries and even government regulators to potential employees.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC

Lewistown Sentinel

Conservative lawmaker aids medical marijuana push

Folmer pored over studies and news articles while his wife, Sheila, wondered why he lingered at their computer all weekend.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Healthcare Law, Law

KTVN Reno

19 indicted in Long Island drug ring sweep

Los Angeles law enforcers and Homeland Security agents seized about 44 pounds of cocaine last year.

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Related Topix: Amityville, NY

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Green Bay police announce arrest of 9 gang members for gun, drug trafficking

Green Bay police say an almost year-long investigation has led to the arrests of nine people, including the alleged ringleader of a street gang.

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Related Topix: Green Bay, WI, Bay City, WI

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Brandon Sun

Conservatives tout traditional family values in message to party members

The federal Conservatives are telling core supporters that "traditional family values" are a party stance, a phrase that so far has not entered the prime minister's public speeches or official Tory documents.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Tea Party, US News, Tea Party, Wedding

Brandon Sun

Accused B.C serial killer says he was 'involved' in two murders, but not alone

A young man accused of murdering three women and a teenage girl in northern British Columbia admits he was involved in two of the killings, but he told his trial Tuesday that he didn't act alone.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Canada,

ABC News

Sternest Charge Over Man's Pot Brownies Dropped

Prosecutors have dropped a first-degree felony drug charge that could have imprisoned a 19-year-old Texas man for life over brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil he's accused of making and selling.

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Related Topix: Williamson County, TX

ABC News

Peru Police Seize 3.3 Tons of Cocaine

Peruvian police say they have seized at least 3.3 tons of cocaine, the year's biggest haul, hidden in a shipment of coal that was bound for Belgium and Spain.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration

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