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Entries for July 2010

A slight majority of California residents now opposes a ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana in the state.
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The number of minors caught smuggling drugs from Mexico to Arizona surged 83 percent in 2009.
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In the absence of data from randomized trials and on the basis of practical public health considerations, the proposed change to the alcohol section of the Dietary Guidelines is a prescription for ill health and adverse social consequences, writes Dr. Tim Naimi.
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Methamphetamine users have unique treatment needs but typically receive the same type of therapy as those addicted to other drugs.
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The California chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has endorsed Proposition 19, a ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana use.
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A Dutch study has found that marijuana use before age 17 was associated with a 50-percent increase in the risk of later suffering an episode of depression, although researchers said that the association weakened when a history of conduct disorders was figured in.
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The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is testing out a pair of wine vending machines located inside supermarkets.
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A blend of herbs sold under the brand name K2 and thought to produce psychoactive effects similar to marijuana has been banned in Missouri.
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The Canadian province of Saskatchewan’s minimum-pricing policy on high-alcohol beverages has resulted in a decline in public intoxication as well as lower sales of potent products.
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Wal-Mart in Michigan after the comapny terminated an employee for medical marijuana use.
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