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WOW: A Majority of Americans Are In Favor of Legal Weed

A new YouGov poll shows that a majority of Americans think that marijuana should be legal. All age groups, with the exception of Americans over the …

Denver legalizes marijuana for use on private property

The City Council in Denver, Colorado voted on Monday to permit residents to smoke marijuana on private property, even if others can see them doing so …

Prison Officers Hospitalised 'After Inhaling Fumes From Inmates' Legal Highs', Union Claims

Prison officers are falling ill after inhaling "legal highs" used by inmates and have had to seek hospital treatment for "crushing" chest pains and …

Top Ten Things to Expect When Your State Legalizes Marijuana

All aboard Colorado Cannabis tours.<p>Lindsey Bartlett<p><b>10.</b> When you tell people outside of your state where you are from, the first – and perhaps only – …

The only way to stop the next El Chapo: Why America needs to legalize all its drugs

What will the drug kingpin’s recapture really accomplish? Not much, unless we get serious about ending the drug war<p>Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán put it simply to Sean Penn: "The day I don't exist,” drug trafficking is “not going to decrease in any way at all.”<p>Yet the Sinaloa Cartel boss's recapture has …

C of E fears talks on gay rights could end global Anglican communion

Archbishops from conservative churches in six African countries are expected to walk out of summit called by Justin Welby<p>The Church of England is braced for a de facto split in the worldwide Anglican communion next week over the issues of gay rights and same-sex marriage. Church leaders from six …

How issue of gay rights has racked Anglican churches for decades

Conflict over same-sex marriage and gay rights has led to soul-searching and could trigger split in global communion<p>The issue of homosexuality has dominated the Anglican communion – which has 38 provinces and claims 85 million followers around the world – for more than 20 years. Now, it may result …

The President Of This African Country "Wants Gay Rights Protected"

The debate now unfolding in Malawi may revive hope that there's an opening for reform of anti-LGBT laws in the African country.<p>President Peter Mutharika of Malawi "wants gay rights protected," his press secretary said on Thursday during an interview with a local radio station. The statement came …

Isis ‘throws man from roof to his death for being gay’

Images have emerged of a man apparently being pushed to his death from the roof off a building in the Iraqi city of Rawa.<p>He pictured falling from the …

Refugee boys should be taught about sex, LGBT rights and gender equality – Swedish campaigners

In the wake of the controversy over the alleged Cologne attacks on women, a Swedish Sex-Ed group is seeking to launch a training program to teach …

Are America's painkiller policies driving patients to heroin?

A group of government researchers say no, but others say it’s complicated<p>Heroin use has spiked in the US, and some critics have charged that policy changes are to blame. Not so, say a group of government researchers, who exonerate the agencies they work for in a paper published yesterday. Outside …

A matchstick-size implant that could be the answer to America's serious overdose problem is about to get approved

The implants, an inch long and the width of a matchstick, carry a drug called buprenorphine, which scientists hope can help wean people off addiction.<p>Buprenorphine is an opioid that appears to work by activating the receptors in the brain that respond to opiates like prescription pain medications …

FDA

CVS Pharmacies in New York Will Start Selling Heroin Overdose Antidote Over the Counter

The ability to buy the opiate antidote without a prescription is a big step toward cutting down heroin-related deaths.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>How to Make Drug Taking Better in 2016</b><p>Health officials in New York have announced that 479 CVS pharmacies across the state will begin selling naloxone, the opiate overdose …

Putting a Face on Addiction: The Urgent Need to Address Our Nation's Heroin Epidemic

In recent years, we have witnessed the increasing pain and suffering inflicted by heroin and opioid addiction in communities in our districts and across the country. We, like many of our constituents, have seen firsthand how this tragic epidemic has affected our own friends and loved ones, and by …

NY pharmacy chain to sell drug that reverses heroin overdose without prescription

In an effort to combat a growing epidemic of heroin and opioid overdoses, the CVS pharmacy chain will begin selling an anti-overdose drug called …

Judge: Chicago police must notify media before destroying decades of misconduct files

Chicago authorities must notify journalists and activists before they destroy decades of records related to police misconduct, Illinois Circuit Court Judge Peter Flynn ruled in an emergency order Thursday.<p>The order comes after journalist and activist Jamie Kalven petitioned the court after police …

Judge tells jury to ignore sympathies for murder victim in police misconduct trial

A judge has told a jury to put aside any feelings of sympathy they hold both towards a disabled man who was murdered in a vigilante attack and towards police officers who are on trial over the way they dealt with him before he was killed.<p>Bijan Ebrahimi, 44, was punched and kicked to death outside …

Crime

Chicago's next fight: Trying to purge police misconduct records

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> How do you make sure police officers are held accountable if most of their full disciplinary records are no longer available?<p>That question is at the center of what might be the next big battle brewing over police accountability across the country, and specifically in Chicago.<p>The …