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2 hrs ago | SFGate

These People Left Respectable Corporate Jobs To Work In The Booming Marijuana Industry

In late 2010, Derek Peterson was fired from his job as a vice president at Morgan Stanley, where he had been managing a $100 million fund.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Stanley, Marketing, San Rafael, CA, Business News

Fri Aug 22, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Sending A Message About Drug Use With A Fake Graveyard

Faux tombstones line a lawn in Medinah, Ill. It's a campaign to heighten awareness about an epidemic of heroin and pain pill overdoses - a prelude to International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31. In the suburbs of Chicago, a stark reminder of the toll of heroin and prescription-pill addiction is making the rounds as a lawn exhibit.


Related Topix: Medinah, IL, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Chicago, IL, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel

Berkshire Eagle

Contraband found in Vermont prison search

Police dogs searched two Vermont prisons this week and found homemade alcohol, chewing tobacco and 11 prescription drug pills at one facility and nothing at the other, police said.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Northeast Correctional Complex, Northwest State Correctional Facility

The London Free Press

U.S. brings new charges against accused Silk Road creator

Ross Ulbricht, who prosecutors say created the underground online drugs marketplace Silk Road, makes an initial court appearance in New York, Feb. 7, 2014.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Oklahoma medical marijuana petition falls short

An effort to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to put the issue on a ballot, but the initiative petition's organizer vowed Thursday to circulate a new ballot measure next year.


Related Topix: Marijuana, US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government


Sheriff: Houston officer arrested in drug bust

Texas authorities have jailed a Houston Police Department officer who they say transported a kilogram of cocaine while her 6-year-old son was in the car.


Related Topix: Montgomery County, TX, The Woodlands, TX

The Star Online

Sheriff's office arrests more than 20, including a doctor, on prescription drug charges

The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office will soon release the names of more than 20 people who have been arrested on prescription drug charges.


Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Narcotic pain pills to face tougher regulations

Narcotic pain pills to face tougher regulations Tough new restrictions on the powerful, highly addictive hydrocodone combination painkillers will take effect in mid-October.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Health, Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Drug Enforcement Administration, Food and Drug Administration


Puerto Rico drug ring accused of selling meth

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Puerto Rico is for the first time prosecuting a suspected drug-trafficking organization on charges of distributing methamphetamine in the U.S. territory.



Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

Dawn Miera, mother of Alexis Rasmussen, speaks with reporters after a state judge sentenced 41-year-old Dea Millerberg Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ogden, Utah.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ogden, UT, Weber County, UT

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Federal Jury Convicts Man In Large Drug Bust Aug. 21

A federal jury in Sioux Falls has convicted a Minnesota man in a drug case that authorities say involved large quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana.


Related Topix: Heron Lake, MN

Silver City Sun-News

Va. man named Stoner arrested on pot charges

A Virginia man with the last name Stoner is facing drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home.


Related Topix: New York

Cybercast News Service

Drug supplier for 'Monsignor Meth' gets 5 years

A woman who authorities say helped supply nearly 10 pounds of methamphetamine to a drug operation in Connecticut run by a Catholic priest dubbed "Monsignor Meth" has been sentenced to five years in prison.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Laguna Niguel, CA, San Clemente, CA


Jackie Chan on son's drug bust: 'I'm extremely furious'

Kung fu movie star Jackie Chan says he "takes responsibility" for the drug charges laid against his son, 32-year-old Jaycee Chan, in Beijing.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Jackie Chan, Pop/Rock, Jaycee Chan


Man accused of paying for murder pleads guilty to drug charge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. A Louisville man has pleaded guilty to a drug offense after the slaying of a witness caused a federal murder and racketeering case to fall apart.


Related Topix: Louisville, KY

Wed Aug 20, 2014


As CMA votes to oppose smoking plants, Mulcair calls pot-puffing personal choice

Tom Mulcair defended the use of marijuana as a matter of personal choice Wednesday, recalling his own youth puffing on "oregano" even as the Canadian Medical Association officially warned against smoking pot.


Related Topix: Marijuana

ABC News

Marijuana Supplier Named Pot Playboy Gets 27 Years

Prosecutors say a Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York's biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise.


WNEM-TV Saginaw

Federal agents find big cocaine stash in towed car

Federal agents have discovered cocaine worth $400,000 hidden in a car that was driven to a Saginaw hotel and towed to a pole barn.


Related Topix: Saginaw, MI, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Washington Post

US names Hondurans to drug kingpin list

The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed financial sanctions on three Honduran men, three coffee companies and a cattle and dairy operation under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act.


Related Topix: World News

KXLY-TV Spokane

Man named Stoner arrested for drug possession

A narcotics and gang task force seized more than $10,000 of marijuana from a residence, charging a man ironically named Paul Stoner with manufacturing the drug and selling it to juveniles.


Related Topix: Blue Ridge, VA