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Voters who cast a ballot in San Jose's municipal election on Tuesday could receive free marijuana from the city's medical marijuana dispensaries, NBCreported.
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Antwerp, Belgium's genteel port city, is now revealed as a global drugs gateway and the cocaine capital of Europe
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The State of Georgia and GW Pharmaceuticals have forged an unprecedented agreement that is a smart, compassionate way to ensure children with intractable epilepsy receive a new medication based on a non-intoxicating component of cannabis.
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United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Juan Alberto Ortiz-Lopez, a/k/a "Chamale," a/k/a "Juanito," (43, San Marcos, Guatemala) has been extradited to the Middle District of Florida to face federal drug trafficking charges. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. The indictment also notifies Ortiz-Lopez that the United States intends to forfeit any and all properties, which are traceable to proceeds of the offenses. Ortiz-Lopez was indicted on February 1, 2011 and arrested on March 30, 2011, by Guatemalan authorities.
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Europe's drugs problem is becoming increasingly complex with new challenges emerging that raise concerns for public health. This is according to the European Drug Report 2014: Trends and developments released today by the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) in Lisbon. In its annual review of the drugs problem, the agency again describes an overall stable situation, with some positive signs in relation to the more established drugs. But this is counter-balanced by new threats posed by synthetic drugs, including stimulants, new psychoactive substances and medicinal products, all of which are becoming more prominent in a changing European drug market.
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Some drought-stricken rivers and streams in Northern California's coastal forests are being polluted and sucked dry by water-guzzling medical marijuana farms, wildlife officials say - an issue that has spurred at least one county to try to outlaw personal grows.
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Five months after Colorado became the first state to allow recreational marijuana sales, the battle over legalization is still raging. Law enforcement officers in Colorado and neighboring states, emergency room doctors and legalization opponents increasingly are highlighting a series of recent problems as cautionary lessons for other states flirting with loosening marijuana laws.
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A federal appeals court judge, Richard Posner, nominated by former President Ronald Reagan believes that all illegal drugs should be decriminalized and regulated by the government.
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Although legalization continues to be celebrated within Colorado, its next-door neighbors are none too pleased. In fact, many are furious.
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The findings of the largest European project to date in the emerging science of wastewater analysis (WWA) are released today in an article published in Addiction (1). The project in question — steered by the Europe-wide SCORE network (2) — analysed wastewater in over 40 European cities to explore the drug-taking habits of those who live in them. Its conclusions are taken up in the European Drug Report 2014, launched by the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) today, as well as in an online interactive analysis by the agency dedicated to the issue (Perspectives on drugs) (3).
(1) Ort C, van Nuijs ALN, Berset J-D, et al. 'Spatial differences and temporal changes in illicit drug use in Europe quantified by wastewater analysis', Addiction 109: doi: 10.1111/add.12570.
(2) The Sewage analysis CORE group (SCORE).
(3) See Figure 2.4 in the European Drug Report and Perspectives on drugs.
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