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  • Granddaughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy dies at Kennedy compound

    08/02/2019 6:20:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 77 replies
    www.boston25news.com ^ | Updated: Aug 2, 2019 - 8:52 AM | By: Boston 25 News Staff
    HYANNIS PORT, Mass. - A 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy died Thursday at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, the family said in a statement. Saoirse Kennedy Hill, 22, was the daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy's fifth child, Courtney, and Paul Michael Hill, who was one of four falsely convicted in the 1974 Irish Republican Army bombings of two pubs. The Kennedy family released a statement on Thursday night, following reports of a death at the family's compound in Hyannis Port. The statement was issued by Brian Wright O'Connor, a spokesman for former congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II....
  • New data shows depth of U.S. mental health crisis

    07/01/2019 1:48:22 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    axios ^ | 6/30/19 | axios
    U.S. suicide rates are at the highest level since World War II, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, per Bloomberg's Cynthia Koons. By the numbers: From 2000 to 2006, the suicide rate in the U.S. increased by an average of about 1% a year. From 2006 through 2016, it increased by 2% a year. There were 1.4 million suicide attempts in 2017 and 47,000 deaths. Why it matters: Despite an improvement of material well-being, emotional distress in the U.S. has reached "crisis levels," according to the CDC. Koons reports that the national mental health epidemic...
  • ‘It’s A Serious Degree’: Students Across US Now Majoring In Marijuana At Colleges

    03/05/2019 8:56:46 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | March 4, 2019
    GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — Colleges are now adding cannabis to their curriculum. Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she’s majoring in marijuana. “My friends make good-natured jokes about getting a degree in weed,” said DeNoya, one of the first students in a new four-year degree program in medicinal plant chemistry at Northern Michigan University. “I say, ‘No, it’s a serious degree, a chemistry degree first and foremost. It’s hard work. Organic chemistry is a bear.'” As a green gold rush in legal marijuana and its non-drug cousin hemp spreads across North America, a growing number...
  • Journal retracts study claiming LGBT people die earlier in prejudiced communities

    02/26/2019 7:32:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/26/2019 | Samuel Smith
    SCIENCEDIRECT.COM A mid-2000’s study linking anti-gay prejudice to shorter lifespans for lesbians, gays, and bisexual individuals has been retracted on grounds that it was an “erroneous” finding.The study “Structural stigma and all-cause mortality in sexual minority populations” was conducted by researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and was published by the peer-reviewed academic journal Social Science & Medicine in February 2014.The study purported to have found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual people who live in communities with high levels of anti-gay sentiment tend to die earlier than lesbians, gays and bisexuals who live in communities that are...
  • Kamala Harris’s dad: Our family wants to ‘dissociate ourselves from this travesty’

    02/20/2019 6:08:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 2/20/19 | Shawn Langlois
    ‘My dear departed grandmothers... as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not, with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics.” That’s professor Donald Harris, the Jamaican father of Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris, reportedly sounding off this week in a statement to Jamaica Global Online about his daughter’s interview on the New York Breakfast Club radio show.
  • Up In Smoke

    11/15/2018 6:21:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    Times change, attitudes change, and (thankfully) hairstyles change. In the last few years we’ve been witness to one amazing change that is surprising in its speed – the idea that adults should be allowed to smoke marijuana, either for medical purposes or because they want to. There’s no reason to think this trend will ever reverse itself. In the interest of full disclosure, while it’s been more than a decade, I am intimately familiar with marijuana. I didn’t experiment with it, I majored in it in college. But, like most people, I grew out of it. I didn’t make a...
  • Washington Needs to Legalize Cannabis: Voters may relax the rules Tuesday, bringing the total to 32

    11/05/2018 9:04:56 AM PST · by billorites · 94 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 5, 2018 | John Boehner
    Citizens in four states vote Tuesday on ballot initiatives to legalize some form of cannabis. Residents of Missouri and Utah will decide on its medical availability, Michigan and North Dakota on recreational consumption for adults. If all four measures pass, the tally of states that allow some sort of cannabis use will jump to 32, nearly two-thirds of the U.S. The trend could not be clearer: Cannabis prohibition is coming to an end. A Gallup poll last month found 66% of Americans favor legal marijuana. I am now one of those Americans. It began when a friend of mine who...
  • Court hears how four-month-old boy's maggot-infested body was found in a baby swing after he went...

    11/01/2018 8:28:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 1, 2018 | Khaleda Rahman For Dailymail.com and Ap
    FULL TITLE: Court hears how four-month-old boy's maggot-infested body was found in a baby swing after he went unchanged for a week and died of extreme 'diaper rash' as his father faces trial for murder An Iowa father's murder trial has begun after his infant son's body was found maggot-infested in a baby swing after dying from diaper rash last year. Four-month-old Sterling Koehn had been in the same diaper for nine to 14 days when his body was found in the swing August 30, 2017, at his parents' apartment in Alta Vista. The baby's father, 29-year-old Zachary Paul Koehn,...
  • Woman’s Mugshot Goes Viral, Leads To Requests For Makeup Advice

    08/10/2018 5:21:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    DALLAS, Texas (CBS Local) – A Texas teen’s mugshot has unexpectedly launched her career as a makeup artist. Marshala Perkins of Dallas was arrested in February and charged with possession of marijuana. The 19-year-old was reportedly questioned by police after finishing a makeup tutorial. The teen told reporters she was sitting in her car waiting for friends when officers found two grams of marijuana in the vehicle. After the incident, Greenville police posted the mugshot on their Facebook page, leaving Perkins embarrassed over the arrest. What the teen didn’t expect was her mugshot to get re-posted by a Twitter account...
  • This man was growing 2,079 marijuana plants. Now, he’s facing life in prison

    07/28/2018 7:45:30 AM PDT · by Mariner · 61 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 28th, 2018 | By Claire Morgan
    A resident of Mexico has been charged for conspiracy to grow marijuana with the intent to distribute it and damage to public lands and natural resources, according to federal prosecutors. Everado Cuadro Campos, 49, who is from Michoacan, Mexico, was arrested July 17 at a “marijuana garden” in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Shasta County, according to a news release by the United States Department of Justice. U.S. Forest Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife agents found a marijuana cultivation site near Rock Creek, according to a Department of Justice criminal complaint, and entered through a “well-worn” path....
  • Man grows pot. Admits it. Jury sends him home.

    07/27/2018 10:52:36 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    AJC ^ | 07/27/18 | Bill Torpy
    (Javonnie McCoy and Atlanta attorney Catherine Bernard after his acquittal) Javonnie McCoy was growing marijuana when the cops came to his Middle Georgia home. He was caught red-handed with it. Almost a pound of it, in fact. He admitted it to police, and later he looked jurors in the eye and said, yep, it was mine. I used it as medicine. The jurors let him go. He was minding his own business and wasn’t hurting anybody, they reasoned. He just doesn’t belong in prison. The jury’s decision earlier this month in Dublin, Ga., may have been due to a...
  • Man grows pot. Admits it. Jury sends him home (Dublin, GA)

    07/27/2018 2:59:37 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 96 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 27 July 18 | Bill Torpy
    Javonnie McCoy was growing marijuana when the cops came to his Middle Georgia home. He was caught red-handed with it. Almost a pound of it, in fact. He admitted it to police, and later he looked jurors in the eye and said, yep, it was mine. I used it as medicine. The jurors let him go. He was minding his own business and wasn’t hurting anybody, they reasoned. He just doesn’t belong in prison. The jury’s decision earlier this month in Dublin, Ga., may have been due to a muddled prosecution of a muddy case. Or it may have been...
  • Actress Heather Locklear Hospitalized For Psychiatric Evaluation [again]

    06/19/2018 8:08:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 06/18/2018
    Ventura County sheriffs said they were called to a home in the 4900 block of Summit View Drive in Thousand Oaks for a medical emergency and one person was taken to the hospital. “I think the family did the right thing,” said board certified psychiatrist Charles Sophey. “They were smart enough to call for help.” Sophey doesn’t treat Locklear but knows her history. Locklear has been in rehab numerous times including a treatment facility this past March, weeks after being arrested for domestic violence against her fiance and striking officers when she was in custody. “Clearly when she’s in these...
  • Jet Bound For LAX Makes Emergency Landing After Passenger Tries To Smoke Pot

    05/30/2018 10:26:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 05/30/2018
    The plane landed safely at San Jose Mineta International Airport, about 50 miles south of San Francisco. The airline says the passenger accused of smoking was turned over to law enforcement. The remaining 32 passengers were placed on other aircraft to continue their trips. Passengers reported smelling smoke, and one said he smelled marijuana. “It looked like that someone needed to smoke a joint on a plane, and he went into the bathroom, smoked his blunt, and set off the fire alarm,” passenger Jonathan Burkes said.
  • Think it's harmless? Now nine in ten teens at drug clinics are being treated for marijuana use

    04/22/2018 10:31:32 AM PDT · by familyop · 236 replies
    The Daily Mail (United Kingdom) ^ | April 22, 2018 | STEPHEN ADAMS and MARTIN BECKFORD
    Cannabis is responsible for 91 per cent of cases where teenagers end up being treated for drug addiction, shocking new figures reveal...The findings also back up academic research, revealed in The Mail on Sunday over the past three years, that skunk is having a serious detrimental impact on the mental health of the young. At least two studies have shown repeated use triples the risk of psychosis, with sufferers repeatedly experiencing delusional thoughts. Some victims end up taking their own lives.
  • Poll: Support for legal marijuana hits all-time high

    04/26/2018 9:37:15 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/26/18 | Max Greenwood
    Nearly two-thirds of U.S. voters back legalizing marijuana, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Support for legalization hit 63 percent in the survey — the highest level of support recorded by a Quinnipiac poll. A third of American voters still oppose legalization, the poll found. Support for medical marijuana is even higher, at 93 percent. Only about 5 percent of respondents opposed it. The poll also found little support for Attorney General Jeff Sessions's decision earlier this year to rescind an Obama-era policy that paved the way for individual states to legalize marijuana without federal interference. Seventy percent...
  • Gupta to Jeff Sessions: Medical marijuana could save many addicted to opioids

    04/24/2018 4:07:27 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 113 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 24 April 2018 | Dr. Sanjay Gupta
    Dear Honorable Jeff Sessions, I feel obligated to share the results of my five-year-long investigation into the medical benefits of the cannabis plant. Before I started this worldwide, in-depth investigation, I was not particularly impressed by the results of medical marijuana research, but a few years later, as I started to dedicate time with patients and scientists in various countries, I came to a different conclusion. Not only can cannabis work for a variety of conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and pain, sometimes, it is the only thing that works. I changed my mind, and I am certain you...
  • Britain flooded with super-strength cannabis which could be driving mental health problems

    02/27/2018 5:25:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 27 February 2018 • 10:30PM | Sarah Knapton
    Nearly all cannabis on Britain’s streets is now super-strength skunk that could be fueling the rise in mental health problems, scientists have warned. Researchers at King’s College London tested almost 1,000 police seizures from Kent, Derbyshire, Merseyside, Sussex and the capital in 2016, and found 94 percent were of a dangerously high potency. In 2005, just 51 percent of cannabis sold on the street was sinsemilla, also known as skunk. Dr. Marta Di Forti, Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist at King’s College warned that the powerful drug placed Britain’s 2.1 million cannabis users at risk of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression,...
  • Woman expecting yoga mat, gets $400,000 in illegal drugs in mail instead

    10/03/2017 4:52:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    WSOC TV ^ | 10/2/2017 | Greg Suskin
    ROCK HILL, S.C. - A Rock Hill woman walked up to meet her mail carrier thinking the yoga mat she ordered from Walmart had arrived. Instead, the postal worker handed her a heavy box, and a bag of pills, that had spilled from it. In all, there were more than 20,000 oxycodone pills, worth roughly $400,000. The woman who received the package lives in a neighborhood off Ebinport Road. She didn't want to go on camera, but told Channel 9 there were so many pills, they were spilling from the packaging. She immediately called police. York County drug agents gave...
  • 3 Lessons from Prohibition, Which Started Today (Jan 16th) in 1919

    01/17/2018 8:06:04 AM PST · by JP1201 · 5 replies
    On January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment became law when five state legislatures (North Carolina, Utah, Nebraska, Missouri, and Wyoming) passed it. In the end, 46 of 48 states passed it, with only Connecticut and Rhode Island voting it down. The text of the amendment set into motion what became known as Prohibition: Here we are, almost 100 years later and marijuana legalization is proceeding apace, despite the efforts of the current attorney general. What lessons might we draw from Prohibition, which was repealed in 1933 with the passage of the 21st Amendment? They are many, for sure, but here...