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Marijuana legalization without potency restrictions may trigger public health problems, finds study

The clamor for marijuana legalization is growing with each passing day in the United States. At present, nine US states and the District of Columbia have allowed cannabis for recreational purpose and several others are considering to join the legalization wave. However, they have ignored the need to limit the potency of the drug, which..

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Debate over Alabama’s new fentanyl trafficking bill proposing tough mandatory minimum sentences

In January 2018, the Alabama Senate voted unanimously to pass a bill proposing tougher penalties for the distribution and trafficking of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 100 times more powerful than morphine. The bill prescribed strict mandatory minimum sentences based on the weight of the drug. In a public hearing before the House Health Committee on..

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LA fire department launches emergency response program SOBER to control ER visits

In an endeavor to decrease the number of emergency room visits, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has launched a sobriety emergency response program SOBER to transport inebriated people to a skid row sober center in downtown area. The one-year pilot program has been in operation since November 2017 and has so far transported 100..

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Alcohol abuse and collective neglect claimed life of FSU fraternity pledge, says grand jury

The grand jury recently recommended criminal charges against members of the Florida State University (FSU) fraternity, stating that hazing, alcohol abuse and reckless behavior of fraternity members led to the untimely death of Andrew Coffey (20), who was found dead following a party for fraternity pledges and their big brothers on Nov. 3, 2017. The..

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