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Entries for September 2013

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, who chairs the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, called synthetic drugs “diabolical” at a hearing on the substances Wednesday. Senator Feinstein is co-sponsor of the Protecting Our Youth from Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Act.


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A marijuana legalization advocacy group currently has the highest number of votes in a contest in which the winner will have their ad produced and submitted for broadcast during the Super Bowl.


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The number of patients receiving mental health care is expected to soar under provisions of the Affordable Care Act that will take effect next week, the Wall Street Journal reports.


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Most drug tests given to people on parole or probation are unlikely to detect synthetic marijuana, a new study finds.


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The club drug “Molly” is often laced with other synthetic drugs such as bath salts, making it more dangerous, according to law enforcement officials.


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The Attorneys General of 41 states asked the Food and Drug Administration to issue regulations for e-cigarettes by the end of October. They said they want to ensure e-cigarette companies do not continue to sell or advertise to minors.


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A survey of underage smokers and drinkers in Canada finds many of them obtain their cigarettes and alcohol from family and friends.


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Legacy's Julia Cartwright pays tribute to Terrie Hall, an important voice in the fight to save lives from tobacco use.


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Opponents of marijuana legalization say they don’t believe states where recreational use of the drug is legal will be able to keep it out of the hands of children, according to the Miami Herald.


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French officials announced the largest haul of cocaine ever seized in that country--1.3 metric tons, or 2,900 pounds—was found in suitcases on an Air France flight arriving from Venezuela. The drugs were worth at least $67 million, The New York Times reports.


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