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4 hrs ago | CBS Local

Dayton Names 16 To Study Impact Of Marijuana Law

Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday appointed 16 members to a task force that will study the impact of the state's new medical marijuana law.


Related Topix: Marijuana, US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Minnesota

8 hrs ago | Independent

KSP prepping for marijuana sweeps

Kentucky State Police are preparing for helicopter flights this summer to check rural areas of the state for marijuana plants.


Related Topix: Kentucky

12 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Man gets 40 years in South Texas drugs, guns case

A San Antonio gang member has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for pushing crack cocaine and trying to smuggle guns to a Mexican drug cartel.


Related Topix: Texas

16 hrs ago | WTVM

Man televised buying legal pot in WA said he was fired for drug use

Just ask the man who claims to be among the first in the state to buy weed legally.


Related Topix: Drug Testing

20 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Marijuana ban initiative likely won't make ballot

Steve Zabawa, the Billings car-dealership owner who proposed the measure, told Lee Newspapers of Montana he thinks the initiative's backers collected too few signatures.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Business News

Yesterday | Merced Sun-Star

Jury finds Iowa man with cancer guilty in pot case

The jury deliberated just a few hours before returning the verdict for Benton Mackenzie in Scott County District Court, the Quad-City Times reported .


Related Topix: Terry Branstad, US Governors

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

6 dead, 4 children, in shooting at suburban house

Officials are trying to contain what they're calling a substantial leak from a saltwater pipeline on an Indian reservation in North Dakota.


Related Topix: New York, Weather, Tornado, Natural Disasters

The Fresno Bee

Colorado completes 1st legal pot market study

Colorado's pot regulators issued what is believed to be the world's first post-legalization market study for the weed on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Marijuana


Probation for Bieber in egg throwing case

Justin Bieber must pay $80,900 in damages and serve two years on probation after pleading no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanour vandalism charge for throwing eggs at a neighbour's home.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Justin Bieber, Pop/Rock

KTVK Phoenix

Arizona town protests US border patrol presence

Some 20 miles north of where the U.S. and Mexico meet, near a small town in Arizona, a makeshift border patrol checkpoint that went up about 7 years ago and was supposed to be temporary continues to draw ire from residents who say their rights are being violated.


Related Topix: Arivaca, AZ, Green Valley, AZ

Bridgeport treatment worker facing drug charge

The Connecticut Post reports that 30-year-old Emille Jones, an assistant director of Connecticut Renaissance, was charged Monday with conspiracy to possess narcotics.


The Washington Post

White House outlines 2014 drug control policy

The Obama administration is unveiling a 2014 drug control policy with a focus on promoting drug treatment programs, as well as stemming heroin use and prescription painkillers abuse.


Related Topix: Roanoke, VA, US Politics, US News

Journal and Courier

Police: Parents left children in car while gambling

Police said a South Dakota couple left their children in a car unattended while they gambled at a casino early Tuesday morning.


Related Topix: Sioux Falls, SD, Family, Kids, Dell Rapids, SD, Minnehaha County, SD

Tue Jul 08, 2014

KTEN-TV Denison

Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

In this June 20, 2014 photo, Cindy Jimenez, 26, from Olancho, Honduras, and her son depart the bus station in McAllen, Texas.


Related Topix: US News

KNUS-AM Aurora

US workers encountered man left in cell for days

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, UC San Diego, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Las Vegas Sun

Police: Mom accused of killing babies didn't want responsibility

A Utah mother's motive for killing six of her newborns and storing them in a garage was that she was addicted to methamphetamine and other drugs and didn't want to deal with the responsibility, authorities said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Sundance Film Festival, Federal Prisons, Prison

NYC borough won't prosecute low-level pot offenses

Many such cases have historically gotten dismissed anyway. But Thompson's new policy marks a departure by nixing the cases upfront, sparing arrestees time in custody and court - and sending a message that a DA is pushing forward a public discussion of pulling back from a spike in marijuana arrests citywide in recent decades.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Apparel, Kenneth Cole Productions, Footwear, The Bronx, NY, New York, NY, Prison

The Jackson Sun

Georgia governor pushes trials of marijuana derivative

Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Georgia, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

Myrtle Beach Online

Trial begins for man in 'Thunder' shooting case

In this March 24, 2014, file photo, Joey Kadmiri consults with his lawyer Carl Arnold at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas Township Justice Court.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Clark County, NV, Las Vegas, THQ, Video Games

WLNE-TV Providence

In Mexico, lopsided death tolls draw suspicion

Government officials say workers cleaning a storage room at a research center made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox forgotten in a cardboard box.


Related Topix: California