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US MD: Maryland General Assembly Ethics Committee Hires Special

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 20 Jan 2017 - Del. Dan K. Morhaim, a Baltimore County Democrat, speaks to reporters on the last day of the Maryland General Assembly's 2016 session. (Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun) Special counsel hired for ethics investigation into Baltimore County Del. Morhaim's cannabis work.



US DC: Outside Lawyer To Review MD Lawmakers Marijuana Business

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 20 Jan 2017 - [photo] Del. Dan K. Morhaim (D-Baltimore County) (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun) The Maryland General Assembly has hired outside counsel to aid its ethics investigation of a state lawmaker who championed medical marijuana while having a business relationship with a prospective dispensary, a spokesman for the Senate president confirmed Friday.



US CA: City Devastated By Oxycontin Use Sues Purdue Pharma, Claims

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan 2017 - [photo] A bottle of Oxycontin pills. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times) A Washington city devastated by black-market OxyContin filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the painkillers' manufacturer Thursday, alleging the company turned a blind eye to criminal trafficking of its pills to "reap large and obscene profits" and demanding it foot the bill for widespread opioid addiction in the community.



US TN: Agriculture Secretary Wants 'aggressive' Solutions To

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 30 Dec 2016 - Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, left, talks with US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack and audience members during a town hall meeting on how to deal with the opioid addiction in Appalachia on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center on in Abingdon, VA. (SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL) Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture talks about opioid addiction during a town hall meeting with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center on Thursday, June 30, 2016 in Abingdon, VA.(SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL)



US IL: Duterte Threatens To Throw Corrupt Officials Out Of A

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 29 Dec 2016 - - -- and says he's done it before In his latest controversial statement, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, known for his bloody anti-drug war that has killed thousands, threatened to throw corrupt officials out of a helicopter, saying he has done it before, to a kidnapper, and won't hesitate to do it again.



US CA: What Makes Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, Who

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec 2016 - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a military ceremony in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a military ceremony in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. (Bullit Marquez / Associated Press)



US OH: Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Cocaine Sentence

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Blade, 24 Dec 2016 - COLUMBUS - In a case closely watched by law enforcement statewide, a sharply divided Ohio Supreme Court on Friday said prosecutors must prove the weight of the actual cocaine - and not fillers - to get stiffer sentences in drug busts. For Rafael Gonzales, 58, convicted in Wood County in 2012 of first-degree felony cocaine possession, the 4-3 decision means his 11-year sentence could be slashed to one.



US NJ: Prosecutors Fight to Keep Secret Informant in NJ

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Trentonian, 23 Aug 2016 - TRENTON - Ed Forchion wants to film a reality show chronicling the impact of the country's so-called War on Drugs on his life. He has a couple titles in mind: "The War on NJ Weedman." Or perhaps even better, "Marijuana Martyr."



US NJ: 'Weedmobile' Destroyed, Weed Advocate Criticizes

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Trentonian, 16 Aug 2016 - TRENTON - Marijuana activist Ed Forchion gave a famous Los Angeles graffiti artist $300 cash, an ounce of weed and an expensive bong to paint a political statement on the side of his "Weedmobile" in 2008. The provocative portrait showed NJ Weedman blowing smoke into Uncle Sam's face. The van would later become a rolling billboard for Forchion's Trenton restaurant and pot temple, capturing in cartoonishly large candor his pro-marijuana views and disdain for New Jersey's "hypocritical" drug laws.