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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | 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

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

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