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3 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | 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

23 hrs ago | 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

Lancashire Telegraph

East Lancs drug gang behind bars for 25 years

A DRUGS gang which recruited members from those who owed debts to its leader has been sent to prison for a total of almost 25 years.

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Related Topix: Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

WPLJ-FM New York

Emmy Winner Sarah Silverman Insists 'I Wasn't Stoned'

Sarah Silverman had a big night at the 2014 Emmy Awards. The actress, 43, looked stunning on the red carpet to start the night, but when Giuliana Rancic took a peek inside her purse, she found what looked like a smoking device.

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Marijuana

Science Daily

25 percent fewer opioid-related deaths in states allowing medical marijuana

On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Medicine, Health, Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

Lowell Sun

Former Westford selectman guilty to drug charges

Former Westford Selectman Christopher Romeo was placed on probation for a year and ordered to undergo a substance evaluation after a judge found him guilty Friday of possession of heroin.

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Related Topix: Westford, MA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

NBC New York

Drew Barrymore's Half-Sister Died From Overdose: ME

The half-sister of movie star Drew Barrymore was killed by acute drug and alcohol intoxication, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office announced Monday.

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Related Topix: San Diego County, CA, Methadone, Medicine, Ultram, Tramadol (generic), Entertainment

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Salisbury Journal

Police officers hurt at carnival

A male PC, 33, was taken to hospital after being attacked while trying to make an arrest during the event in West London.

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Related Topix: Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Prison

KFI

Senate approves fines on popular synthetic drugs

The state Senate has approved a bill that would impose a fine of up to $250 for using or possessing certain synthetic drugs that are growing in popularity among teenagers.

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KION 46

Marijuana laws may reduce painkiller abuse

States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Medicine, Health, Pain, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Salinas Californian

Study: Medical pot might reduce drug overdose deaths

Access to medical marijuana appears to have saved thousands of lives over the past few years by reducing accidental overdose deaths from drugs like Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin, a new study says.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Health, Pain

Post and Courier

1 arrested, 3 escape as chase from North Charleston to Mount Pleasant yields guns, drugs

Preston Bernard Swinton, 23, of Hamlin Road in Mount Pleasant faces counts of manufacturing or distributing crack cocaine, possessing a stolen pistol and possessing a sawed-off shotgun.

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Related Topix: Mount Pleasant, SC, North Charleston, SC

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