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2 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Actor arrested in drug bust with Jackie Chan's son released

A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Entertainment

2 hrs ago | WHEC-TV Rochester

No jail for man arrested amid Hoffman death probe

A friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman who was arrested after the actor's overdose death pleaded guilty on Thursday to a low-level drug charge in a deal that spared him jail time.

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Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Capote, Celebrities, Philip Seymour Hoffman

2 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt sent to prison for conspiring to bring drugs into Australia

Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was sentenced to up to six years in prison Friday for being part of a drug smuggling ring that brought cocaine to Australia.

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6 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Upstate woman accused of exposing child to meth

Authorities tell local media outlets that 36-year-old Bridgette Delanea McCall was booked into the Oconee County jail at around 6 p.m. Wednesday on a child neglect charge.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, South Carolina Government

11 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Some facts and figures about Colorado's decision to legalize marijuana

Colorado's experience with marijuana legalization is being closely watched as other jurisdictions - including Canada - debate their own drug laws.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

14 hrs ago | Red Bluff Daily News

Playboy model jailed in Australia for drug role

Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was sentenced to up to six years in prison Friday for being part of a drug smuggling ring that brought cocaine to Australia.

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Related Topix: Metal, Motley Crue

16 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Taiwan actor Kai Ko, arrested with Jackie Chan's son on drug charges, released from detention

A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Jaycee Chan

16 hrs ago | The Age

Schapelle Corby's boyfriend Ben Panangian arrested on drugs charges

Schapelle Corby's boyfriend that she met in prison, Ben Panangian, has reportedly been arrested on drugs charges in Bali.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

SFGate

Philippine man sentenced to death in Vietnam

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KOMO News

Cannabis cuisine rises in wake of legalizations

There are books about cooking with herbs. And then there are books about cooking with herb.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Recipes

Ukiah Daily Journal

No jail for man arrested amid Hoffman death probe

A friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman who was arrested after the actor's overdose death pleaded guilty on Thursday to a low-level drug charge in a deal that spared him jail time.

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Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Capote, Celebrities, Philip Seymour Hoffman

WHO-AM Des Moines

Medical Marijuana May Cut Painkiller ODs

The solution to America's addiction to painkillers may be more drugs? A new study found a drop in painkiller overdose deaths in 13 states that allowed medical marijuana, CNN reports.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

SFGate

Man arrested after friend's Russian roulette death

A man fatally shot himself in the head earlier this month during a game of Russian roulette that was seen by a friend during a video chat, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released this week.

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Lowell Sun

3 charged with trafficking heroin in Tewksbury

Three men, including one from Tewksbury, were ordered held on high bail on drug trafficking charges after Tewksbury seized more than $300,000 in heroin during a traffic stop.

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Related Topix: Tewksbury, MA, Lawrence, MA

Contra Costa Times

Oakland: Traffic stop yields thousands in cash, 100 grams of cocaine

Police confiscated stacks of cash, about 100 grams of cocaine and a small quantity of marijuana Tuesday night after stopping a motorist for speeding, said a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Science Daily

Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease, a recent study from neuroscientists shows.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Marijuana, University of South Florida

CBS Local

More Colorado Pot Seized In The Mail, Report Says

A new report says the amount of Colorado marijuana being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail is on the rise since 2010.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Click Orlando

WeedHire: The job search app for the legal pot biz

WeedHire in a new app that connects pot labs, dispensaries and even government regulators to potential employees.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC

Lewistown Sentinel

Conservative lawmaker aids medical marijuana push

Folmer pored over studies and news articles while his wife, Sheila, wondered why he lingered at their computer all weekend.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Healthcare Law, Law

KTVN Reno

19 indicted in Long Island drug ring sweep

Los Angeles law enforcers and Homeland Security agents seized about 44 pounds of cocaine last year.

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Related Topix: Amityville, NY

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