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Entries for May 2010

The popular Japanese children's character Hello Kitty is now appearing on a line of branded wines.
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Lack of support in the Vermont House of Representatives has doomed a bill that would have established up to five medical-marijuana distribution centers.
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Sarah Palin delivered the keynote address at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) annual meeting in Las Vegas, and now some marijuana legalization advocates are dangling a $25,000 speaking fee to get the former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska governor to speak before a meeting on regulating the drug.
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Rats given unlimited access to high-fat foods exhibited addiction-like responses in their brains that could underlie compulsive eating and obesity, researchers say.
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A bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Ohio and allow certified users to grow the plant for personal medical use has been introduced in the state legislature.
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The amount of alcohol you consume seems to be directly related to the drinking habits of your social group, according to a new study.
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This is probably not the kind of commemoration the founders of National Alcohol Awareness Month had in mind: among the groups marking the annual April campaign is Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), which is encouraging college students to smoke marijuana rather than drinking alcohol.
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People caught possessing marijuana in Philadelphia will soon face nothing more than a fine as the city -- seeking to clear minor cases from court dockets -- makes the offense even less than a misdemeanor.
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About 71,000 people were admitted to U.S. hospitals for prescription-drug overdoses in 2006, up from approximately 43,000 in 1999, according to a new report.
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A new slow-release version of the powerful opiate painkiller OxyContin has been approved by the FDA.
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