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Entries for August 2010

High-school students who face mandatory drug testing may be less likely to use drugs in the short term, but the protective effect doesn't last, according to a new U.S. Department of Education study.
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Teaching hospitals in New Jersey say they should hold a monopoly over marijuana distribution as the state plans to implement its medical-marijuana law.
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A study on the expected impact of marijuana legalization in California predicts that the price of the drug would drop steeply.
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Patients with addiction or mental-health related problems accounted for 12.5 percent of all hospital emergency-room visits by adults in 2007, according to a report from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
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The San Francisco Department of Public Health has issued the nation's first regulations on the labeling and sale of marijuana-infused edibles.
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Certain brands of alcoholic energy drinks are marketed with the intent of appealing to underage drinkers, charged Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) in calling for an investigation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
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The California State Conference of the NAACP's president, Alice Huffman, has aroused the ire of some African-American religious and community leaders for endorsing a statewide marijuana-legalization ballot item.
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A slight majority of California residents now opposes a ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana in the state.
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