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  • Some 129 countries sign up to Trump's pledge at U.N. to fight drugs

    09/24/2018 1:02:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 24, 2018 | Michelle Nichols and Jeff Mason
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Some 129 countries at the United Nations signed on to a U.S.-drafted pledge to fight the global drug problem on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump warned presented a public health and national security threat. In order to attend the brief U.N. event with Trump, countries had to sign the one-page “call to action on the world drug problem.” Trump held a similar event at the annual gathering of world leaders in New York last year, focused on U.N. reform....
  • Maryland police shot entering "wrong address" on warrant in Prince George's County

    09/21/2018 11:49:30 AM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 21, 2018 | WUSA9
    DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. -- Two Maryland police officers were shot while serving a drug-related search warrant at the wrong apartment late Wednesday, according to law enforcement officials. The resident shot the officers as soon as they opened the door, thinking they were home invaders, authorities said. No criminal charges will be filed against the man, Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said Thursday. Stawinski apologized for the error and said he has halted executing search warrants until the department reviews its procedures, news outlets reported. "The individual that we are targeting does not live at that address ... a...
  • Which States Will Legalize Marijuana In 2018?

    09/21/2018 1:08:47 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    WeedNews ^ | 12/17/2017 | Johnny Green
    Unless you have been living under a rock for the last five years, then you know that there are now 8 states that have legalized cannabis for adult use. Colorado and Washington State legalized cannabis in 2012, Oregon, Alaska (and Washington D.C.) legalized cannabis in 2014, and Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, and California legalized cannabis in 2016. All of those states (and D.C.) legalized cannabis via the citizen initiative process. Going into 2017 it seemed like at least one state would legalize cannabis via legislative action, and Vermont was very close to doing so until its Governor vetoed a legalization bill...
  • Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

    09/21/2018 8:02:30 AM PDT · by Mariner · 28 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | September 21st, 2018 | Unattributed
    Geneva (AFP) - Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year -- more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk. The UN health agency's latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year, including drink driving, alcohol-induced violence and abuse and a multitude of diseases and disorders. Men account for more than three quarters of alcohol-related deaths, the nearly 500-page report found. "Far too many people, their families and communities suffer the consequences of the harmful...
  • The Federal Agency that Fuels the Opioid Crisis

    09/18/2018 9:14:27 AM PDT · by GailA · 58 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/17/2018 | N/A
    NY SLIMES actually has a good article on the Fake Opioid Crisis. See the link.
  • Canadians who smoke marijuana legally, or work or invest in the industry, will be barred from the US

    09/14/2018 1:31:17 PM PDT · by Decombobulator · 54 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | 09/13/2018
    WASHINGTON—Canadians will be barred from entering the United States for smoking marijuana legally, for working in Canada’s legal marijuana industry and for investing in legal Canadian marijuana companies, a senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection official says. Todd Owen, who spoke to the U.S. website Politico, said the U.S. does not plan to change its border policies to account for Canada’s marijuana legalization, which takes effect on Oct. 17. “We don’t recognize that as a legal business,” said Owen, executive assistant commissioner for the office of field operations. Owen’s comments corroborated anecdotal reports that have accumulated over the course of...
  • Missouri mom admits to stealing dying daughter’s pain medications

    09/13/2018 6:03:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    fox ^ | 09/13/2018
    A Missouri woman has been charged with stealing her terminally ill daughter’s pain medications. Medical staff found bed sores on the daughter and began suspecting the daughter wasn’t being given the prescribed doses of fentanyl and oxycodone, so they tested her urine. Police say it showed no signs of the medications..... … Bond is set at $100,000. No attorney is listed for Ballweg in online court records.
  • What Democrats Still Don't Get

    09/11/2018 12:22:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 11, 2018 | Allie Stuckey
    Since the election, there has been ample speculation about how Trump “happened.” Last week, Obama offered his hypothesis: resentment and paranoia on the right. He lamented the destruction of the Republican Party and the ensuing demise of America because of the divisiveness and bigotry propagated by the president and those who support him. It seems that most on the left agree with Obama’s view. Progressives purport that enthusiasm for Trump is bolstered by “white fragility”— an insecurity that white voices, once dominant, are now being drowned out by increasingly influential minority groups bolstered by demographic changes. Trump is their “white...
  • Drunken British sailors are invading Florida and beating each other up, because why not?

    09/09/2018 5:03:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    navytimes.com | Sept. 9, 2018 | J.D. Simkins
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  • Elon Musk smokes marijuana live on web show

    09/07/2018 7:25:12 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 55 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7th September 2018 | BBC News
    Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has smoked marijuana live on the web during a podcast with comedian Joe Rogan. Mr Rogan offered his guest the drug, which is legal in California, as the pair discussed tech innovation and the public's perception of Mr Musk. "I mean, it's legal, right?" asked the Tesla founder, before taking a drag on the joint. Last month, Mr Musk said he was not "on weed" when he tweeted about plans to make Tesla a private firm. The business leader made the comments in an interview with the New York Times. He also told the newspaper he...
  • Dolores O'Riordan Died by Drowning Due to Alcohol Intoxication, Coroner Reveals

    09/06/2018 6:50:18 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    People ^ | September 6, 2018 | Dave Quinn and Phil Boucher
    The death of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has been ruled a drowning due to alcohol intoxication by British authorities, an inquest at Westminster Coroner’s Court reportedly revealed on Thursday. O’Riordan was found dead on Jan. 15 in her hotel room at the London Hilton on Park Lane. According to the BBC, coroner Dr. Shirley Radcliffe said that O’Riordan was submerged in the bath at the time she was discovered in what was “a tragic accident.” There were no signs of injury or self-harm found during the post-mortem examination, the outlet reported. Authorities discovered a bottle of champagne and...
  • Is Legalizing Pot a Good Idea?

    09/04/2018 2:15:01 PM PDT · by fwdude · 121 replies
    Barbwire ^ | September 3, 2018 | Bryan Fischer
    Nine states and the District of Columbia have now legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Is this a good thing? (Medicinal use is legal in 29 states.) With loosening standards, it is no surprise that marijuana use is up across the board. Last year, 14% of Americans – one in seven – used pot. Laws actually do make a difference here, as 20% of Americans used pot where it is legal while only 12% used pot where it is against the law. The old saying is that “the law is a teacher,” and this serves as an example.
  • Why the Trump Administration's Plot to Derail Marijuana Momentum Will Flop Bigly

    09/03/2018 2:37:31 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 57 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | 02 Sep 18 | Keith Speights
    Call it a buzzkiller from BuzzFeed. On Wednesday, online news site BuzzFeed reported that the Trump Administration is engaged in a "secret war on weed." BuzzFeed stated that the Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee told multiple federal agencies to submit "data demonstrating the most significant negative trends" about marijuana use. The goal appears to be to try to prevent further support for relaxing federal anti-marijuana laws. If the committee is successful in its efforts, companies with U.S. marijuana operations such as Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG), CannaRoyalty (NASDAQOTH:CNNRF), and Kush Bottles (NASDAQOTH:KSHB) could see their hopes of operating in a fully legal environment...
  • Drug tunnel discovered under former KFC, officials say

    08/23/2018 11:06:53 PM PDT · by thecodont · 18 replies
    CBS News via MSN.com ^ | 8/23/2018 | Caitlin O'kane
    A tunnel that stretches from a former Kentucky Fried Chicken in Arizona all the way to a home in Mexico was discovered last week by investigators, who believe the secret passageway was used for drug smuggling, KSWT reports. Homeland Security Investigations said the tunnel was discovered on August 13, after the owner of the former KFC, Ivan Lopez, was pulled over by the San Luis Police Department. A canine unit alerted officers to two toolboxes in Lopez' truck. Inside the boxes, authorities say they found 118 kilograms of methamphetamine, six grams of cocaine, three kilograms of fentanyl, 13 kilograms of...
  • Zero tolerance: no safe level of alcohol, study says

    08/23/2018 8:04:46 PM PDT · by Mariner · 162 replies
    AFP ^ | August 24th, 2018 | Unattributed
    Even an occasional glass of wine or beer increases the risk of health problems and dying, according to a major study on drinking in 195 nations that attributes 2.8 million premature deaths worldwide each year to booze. "There is no safe level of alcohol," said Max Griswold, a researcher at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, Washington and lead author for a consortium of more than 500 experts. Despite recent research showing that light-to-moderate drinking reduces heart disease, the new study found that alcohol use is more likely than not to do harm. "The protective effect of...
  • Smoking cannabis ages the brain by an average of 2.8 YEARS

    08/22/2018 8:15:57 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 102 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2018 | Alexandra Thompson
    Smoking cannabis ages the brain by an average of 2.8 years, new research suggests. This is compared to four years in schizophrenia patients, according to the largest study of its kind. Brain ageing is defined as reduced blood flow through the organ. Excessive alcohol also ages the organ by 0.6 years, the research adds. Lead author Dr Daniel Amen, founder of Amen Clinics, said: 'The cannabis abuse finding was especially important, as our culture is starting to see marijuana as an innocuous substance. This study should give us pause about it.' Reduced brain blood flow has previously been linked to...
  • House of Death

    07/12/2016 1:33:25 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    Dallas Observer ^ | Mar 8, 2007 | Jesse Hyde
    There is one chair in the room, and they sit him in it. He pulls out his wallet. He's looking for a number. A phone number, an address. That is why he is here. Fernando the lawyer. Fernando the drug trafficker. He's got a load of marijuana, and they want it.Fernando thinks he's in the company of friends. He thinks this man standing in front of him, this Lalo, is going to deliver the marijuana for him to New York. That's what the numbers are for. They are contacts. They are the people Lalo will call, the people who are...
  • 50 Tons of Meth Found in Underground Mexican Drug Lab

    08/19/2018 9:48:43 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 44 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | AUGUST 18, 2018 | BY BRYAN CHAI
    In a scene that could be straight out of hit television series “Breaking Bad,” Mexican marines found a huge underground methamphetamine lab on Friday, according to Reuters. The lab was found in the mountains outside the capital of Sinaloa state. If the Sinaloa drug cartel rings a bell, that’s because it was infamously run by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman for years. Guzman is currently facing trial in the United States. What makes the discovery both remarkable and terrifying is the fact that Mexican officials found 50 tons of meth in the lab. The drugs were reportedly incinerated on site, due...
  • Florida's medical marijuana industry is hiring, but stoners need not apply

    08/19/2018 1:55:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 18, 2018 | Kyle Arnold
    The hunt is on for budtenders, cannabis cultivators, weed botanists and dozens of other new jobs that have sprouted with Florida’s nascent medical marijuana industry. With dispensaries scouting locations across the state and 147,000 people signed up to use the now-legalized drug, the developing industry is quickly trying to recruit thousands of workers to develop, grow and sell medical cannabis. Medical marijuana businesses say stoners need not apply. A passion for smoking weed is a liability, and a criminal record involving drugs will almost certainly disqualify most candidates. “We get hundreds of applications for every job opening we have,” said...
  • To reduce urban violence, let's consider the real causes — not guns, police or 'low' taxes

    08/18/2018 9:25:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08 18 2018 | CHRIS TALGO,
    To solve a problem, one must first diagnose its cause. This rings true in all walks of life. Yet this fundamental principle seems to be ignored when the problems of inner-city crime and poverty are considered. For decades, urban areas have been rife with pain and suffering due to violence. Chicago, Illinois is a prime example of this modern American tragedy. The city’s murder rate is among the highest in the nation. Shootings, drug-dealing, car-jacking, gang activity, and other categories of crime are at epidemic levels. Almost the entire conversation about criminal activity and violence in the city, as well...