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31 min ago | St. Cloud Times

'Times' pro-marijuana editorial pushes legalization debate

The New York Times' editorial calling for a repeal of the federal ban on marijuana is fueling the decades-long debate on pot legalization.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Washington DC, Opinion

1 hr ago | Sunherald.com

Ruling disallows probation ban on medical pot use

A split ruling issued Friday by a three-judge state Court of Appeals panel in Tucson overturns a Cochise County Superior Court judge's order that a drug-case probationer not use medical marijuana.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

5 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

Bill would legalize some cannabis strains

That was the middle of March, when Haleigh's brain was being short-circuited by hundreds of seizures a day, overrunning the array of five potent drugs meant to control them.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Medicine, Seizures, Health, Colorado Springs, CO, Depakote, Valproic Acid (generic)

6 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

This is Your E-Cigarette on DrugsBy Daniel Genis

Dope smokers find e-cigarettes and high-tech 'mods' are great for smoking in public, with less fear from cops and bouncers.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions, Marijuana

10 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Hong Kong national jailed for 10 years for importing drugs

A Hong Kong national has been jailed for 10 years for importing methamphetamine worth an estimated $1 million in a statue.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

O-R Online

Heroin replacing prescription drugs as choice for addicts

Not so many months ago, prescription painkillers were blamed for most of the drug-related woes in Washington County, from crime to overdoses.

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Related Topix: Washington County, PA, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Washington, PA

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Aruba to release Venezuelan diplomat sought by US

A former Venezuelan general detained in Aruba on U.S. drug charges will be released by the Dutch Caribbean island and sent home, authorities said Sunday.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Aruba, Central America, Venezuela,

Mirror.co.uk

British drugs mule saved by cabin crew after A 40,000 of COCAINE burst in stomach mid-flight

A British drugs mule carrying half a pound of cocaine in his stomach almost died when one of the pellets he had swallowed burst in mid-flight, sparking a full-scale passenger jet emergency.

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Related Topix: North America, Bermuda, World News

The Review

DTF wants public's help keeping drug deaths down

Drug-related deaths are down this year compared to last year but are still occurring, and the Columbiana County Drug Task Force needs the public to be its eyes and ears.

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Related Topix: Columbiana County, OH, East Palestine, OH

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Paul: 'Fight for justice' on unfair sentences

Sen. Rand Paul is proposing legislation aimed at eliminating criminal sentencing rules that adversely impact minorities, saying that "we need some fresh ideas to combat old and festering problems."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, National Urban League, Charitable Organizations, Chris Christie, US Governors

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Marijuana poses more risks than many realizeMarijuana poses more...

Doctors say they're increasingly fielding questions about the safety of marijuana, as use of the drug rises and more communities consider legalizing it.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Colorado, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

Merced Sun-Star

Advocates hope for broader medical marijuana law

State lawmakers this year approved legislation allowing the use of oil derived from marijuana to treat chronic epilepsy.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Merced, CA

News Observer

Wanted: Manufacturers for new medical pot program

In this March 27, 2014 file photo is a marijuana vaporizer in Bloomington, Minn.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Bloomington, MN

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Reuters

New York Times backs sending federal marijuana ban up in smoke

The New York Times editorial board on Saturday endorsed a repeal of the federal ban on marijuana, becoming the largest paper in the nation to back the idea as it compared the U.S. government's stance on America's most widely used illicit drug to the prohibition on alcohol from 1920 to 1933.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Prison

Examiner.com

Tennessee mom arrested for abusing drugs during pregnancy

It's the first case of its kind. A 26-year old mother from Tennessee has been arrested and charged of simple assault after she and her baby girl tested positive for methamphetamine .

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors

WATE-TV Knoxville

2 guns found at hospital shooting suspect's home

Authorities say a psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex - and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back - has a lengthy... Authorities found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Madison Press

Twenty-five arraigned on drug charges

Twenty-five area residents netted in a July 23 round-up of suspected drug dealers were formally charged on Friday with felony offenses.

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Related Topix: Madison County, OH, London, OH, Delaware, OH

KSFY

Iowa mother pleads guilty to drug charges

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Misty Cook-Morrissey pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of delivery of methamphetamine in Fayette County District Court.

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Related Topix: Cedar Falls, IA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Man Caught with Drugs, Guns at Traffic Stop

The Charleston Police Department says 22-year-old Justin Arthur Rivers was pulled over for drifting in and out of his lane.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Feds test how stoned is too stoned to driveFeds test how stoned is...

Federal researchers for the past 18 months have been getting volunteers drunk and stoned and then putting them behind the wheel of a sophisticated simulator to test exactly how marijuana affects driving.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, University of Mississippi

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