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The green doctor was in. Well, not exactly in. The sign out front suggesting the presence of a physician, printed against a large green depiction of a marijuana leaf, was slightly misleading. The doc was off taking a break from what must be an exhausting procession of we ... well... patients, lured off the Venice Beach boardwalk by the large "$40" printed on a green leaf cutout over the doorway of the little shop.
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A new study conducted in rats offers clues about how teen drinking alters brain chemistry, suggesting early alcohol use has long-term effects on decision making.
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Hope for medical marijuana legislation getting through the Louisiana Legislature this year is not dead, but a Senate committee quashed on Wednesday (April 30) the best shot of setting up a medical marijuana industry in the state.
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Alex Hribal, 16 year old suspect in the stabbing spree at a Pennsylvania high school, has been charged as an adult with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault. Ten students injured in the rampage — including three in critical condition — remain hospitalized. "It is too early to judge what caused this particular school attack, but what we know is that there have been 31 school shootings or related acts of violence of which 6 of those were stabbings. And all 31 of those were either on psychiatric drugs or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs at the time of the incident," Kelly Patricia O'Meara from Citizens Commission on Human Rights, the mental health watchdog based in Los Angeles, told The Voice of Russia.
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A director from the National Institutes of Health warned House lawmakers Tuesday against legalizing marijuana use, saying it could act as a gateway drug. The testimony from Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health, highlighted the split among federal agencies on drug policy and comes as the Obama administration takes a hands-off approach to state enforcement of marijuana laws.
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The illicit underground marketplace has bounced back from last year's high-profile shutdown, according to an Internet safety report.
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In her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart warned of the dangers of marijuana legalization.
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Earl Harford, a retired professor, recently bought a month's worth of the pills he needs to keep his leukemia at bay. The cost: $7,676, or three times more than when he first began taking the pills in 2001. Over the years, he has paid more than $140,000 from his retirement savings to cover his share of the drug's price.
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Support for the legalization of marijuana among young Americans is not as high as many perceive. According to a poll by the Harvard Public Opinion Project released Tuesday morning, 44 percent of 18-to-29-year olds support the legalization of marijuana, while 34 percent oppose it and 22 percent remain unsure. This recent data deviates greatly from a recent Pew poll released March 7, which reports 69 percent of young Americans support legalizing marijuana.
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While there is a campaign to persuade cigarette smokers to quit, Government is planning to introduce an even more harmful and addictive smoked substance in the form of decriminalised recreational cannabis.
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