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Confessions of a Weed-Smoking Dad

Dad and blogger Ahamefule J Oluo discusses smoking weed while being a father in this article originally appearing on Fatherly.<p>One Saturday morning about a year ago, I woke up to the sound of my younger daughter begging me to play Frisbee. She's 10. "Pleeeeeeease, can we go? I'm so bored! It's like …

Ex-Googler’s New Venture: Turning Weed Into A Hip Lifestyle Brand

High design.<p>The coffee shop Tokyo Smoke Found is sandwiched between two warehouses in Toronto’s West End. Built in a former loading dock, the 330-square-foot space—outfitted with custom steel shelving, exposed brick, a rough-hewn common table, and Tolix stools—is the face of a new lifestyle brand …

Weed Fake Carrots Seizure By Border Patrol Agents Netted About $500,000 Worth Of Marijuana

Weed inside fake carrots was found by the truckload during a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol inspection in Texas. About 2,817 carrot fake carrots …

Guilford Receives $20K to Combat Invasive Weeds

The out-of-control weeds have impacted recreation opportunities in Guilford.<p>Deputy Republican Leader <b>Vincent Candelora (R-86)</b>, Representative <b>Sean</b> …

These California Nuns Are Fighting For Their Right To Grow/Sell Cannabis

The Sisters of the Valley--a convent in Northern California--grow and sell medicinal cannabis on Etsy.<p>Their convent's description, according to Facebook:<p>"The Sisters make their medicines by moon cycles, according to ancient tradition -- sewing prayer and healing intention into every bottle and jar."<p>…

Cannabis

'Very emotional' meeting over Tata's Port Talbot job cuts

<b>The mood inside a mass meeting of union representatives at Tata Steel's Port Talbot plant was "very emotional", a union rep has said.</b><p>The firm announced 750 job cuts there on Monday, among 1,050 across the UK.<p>A further 1,200 jobs could be lost as its suppliers shed workers in response, a think tank …

United Kingdom

Supreme Court Declares Florida’s Death Penalty Sentencing Scheme Unconstitutional

The scheme Florida uses to sentence people to die is unconstitutional, according to an 8–1 decision handed down by the Supreme Court on Tuesday.<p>As a …

Criminal Justice

Action Archive

China: release Uighur woman<p>Sentenced in a secret trial, imprisoned and unable to communicate with the outside world, Uighur woman Buzainafu …

Arizona Wants To Speed Up A Death Penalty Case Because Its Drugs Are Expiring

Arizona's supply of midazolam expires at the end of May. The state is hoping that a challenge brought by death row inmates can be wrapped up with enough time to carry out the executions.<p>Arizona is trying to carry out more executions after a brief moratorium brought about after the state carried out …

Man faces murder charge for death of girlfriend's son

Charge carries mandatory death sentence on conviction.<p>JOHOR BAHRU: An unemployed man, Mohd Hazwan Karim, 24, has been charged with murder by causing …

McDonald's Customer Paid With Heroin Wrapped With Money: Report

Police in Indiana are trying to find a man who gave a McDonald’s worker money and a bag of heroin last week.<p>Police said the driver of the car, which …

Documentary Film Exposes Heroin Addiction; Congress Stymies CDC Abuse Prevention Efforts

I just finished watching the new HBO documentary, <i>Heroin: Cape Cod</i>. It is a raw, up close and personal account of the heroin epidemic currently gripping our nation, as told by those who know addiction best - active users.<p>I encourage you to watch this film, which is currently playing on HBO. If you …

Bloomington man arrested, $12,000 worth of heroin seized

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Jan. 14, 2016) -- A Bloomington man is behind bars, accused of picking up large quantities of heroin in Indianapolis to sell back …

Heroin addiction is rare among painkiller abusers, study says

Prescription painkiller abuse is drawing national attention as states battle increasing abuse cases, presidential candidates offer possible solutions …

Chris Christie

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 …

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North Carolina: Man Dies in Police Custody, Witnesses Claim Cops Used Excessive Force

A North Carolina man died in police custody on Saturday after police responded to a call about a robbery in progress at a florist. Details aren’t …

Law Enforcement