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Lil Wayne, marijuana attract thousands to High Times' Cannabis Cup - MLive.com

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 07:42

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Lil Wayne, marijuana attract thousands to High Times' Cannabis Cup
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The Michigan High Times Cannabis Cup is back for its fifth year, drawing thousands of medical marijuana advocates and smokers this weekend to Auto City Speedway in Vienna Township. People roamed the race track to take in a number of vendors selling ...

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Arkansas Police Wrongfully Arrest Addicted Mom For Murder After Preterm Birth

Alternet - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 06:24
Based on her statements to medical professionals, her medical records, and the evidence in the motel room, they arrested her for second degree murder and "introduction of a controlled substance into the body of another".

Angela Miller, 23, probably wishes she'd never entered the land of God, guns, and apparently Gilead-inspired small town cops.

But for whatever reason she found herself pregnant in Arkansas -- where we're having to fight for access to medical abortion, leaving only one functioning abortion provider in the state.  

After she'd allegedly injected methamphetamine in a motel in Benton, a small town near the intersections of two interstates, she went into early labor on Tuesday, June 5th.  She was only 24 weeks along.  She had someone at the motel call 911 for her, and her baby lived briefly after its too-early birth under the care of medical professionals at Saline Memorial Hospital.  Sadly, at 24 weeks, it's a coin-toss in the best of times as to whether the baby will survive.  She lost the toss, and her child.

You might think that was enough of a nightmare, but it was only the beginning.

See, Angela was from a state that criminalized assaults against pregnant women, not assaults against fetuses.  She probably hadn't heard of the many women in red states arrested for poor pregnancy outcomes.  She probably felt safe being honest with the physicians trying to save her child about her drug use.

She wasn't in Oregon anymore, though.

Instead, the doctors felt compelled (as mandated reporters) to report anything that could possibly have been considered child abuse or neglect.  With this child having died after taking a breath (therefore not a stillbirth), the local police felt compelled to investigate and thought they could make a case, since the child had died a "person" even if what they claimed caused the death occurred before delivery.  They used 911 records from her call for help to go to the motel she was staying at, where they found paraphernalia for injecting methamphetamine -- their final piece of evidence, and compelling enough apparently for many locals interviewed.

Based on her statements to medical professionals, her medical records, and the evidence in the motel room, they arrested her for second degree murder and "introduction of a controlled substance into the body of another".   As soon as she was considered stable enough to release from the hospital -- Thursday, June 7 -- the proud cops took her to the Saline County Detention Center.  They triumphantly posted a media release about the arrest, even.  Mighty proud folks!

Fortunately, the Saline County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney schooled them for their errors in Angela's bail hearing today.  No, you still can't charge a pregnant woman for a crime committed against her own unborn fetus, even if the child lives a short time after birth.  Nor can you apply a law that was clearly designed to address drug-facilitated sexual assault to a pregnant woman for actions while she was still pregnant.  

The only remaining charges Angela faces, at least at this time, are for the drugs themselves.  Her bond has been set at $5,000, and while the prosecutor said they would continue to see what laws on the books applied, the charges based on ignorant police attempts to use laws designed to protect women against her at one of the worst times in her life have been dismissed.

But how many others will go through a similar experience after being honest with their physicians?

The solution to maternal substance abuse is not found in laws that scare women away from doctors when they need them the most, or laws that discourage them from full and frank disclosure.  I personally wonder if her arrest for the drugs isn't actually "fruit of the poisonous tree", if warrants were properly obtained, etc, but hope that if only convicted of a small drug offense she can still get the treatment she needs.  

Now part of that treatment is going to be for the trauma of thinking she might not get out of prison for decades, though.  Even if she is lucky in comparison to many that her overcharging was addressed quickly.  

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OR: Roseanne Barr retweets negative Valerie Jarrett comment after vowing to make amends - KMVU Fox 26 Medford

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:56
fox26medford.com (US) Roseanne Barr retweets negative Valerie Jarrett comment after vowing to make amends ! KMVU Fox 26 Medford Roseanne Barr retweets negative Valerie Jarrett comment after vowing to make amends ! KMVU Fox 26 Medford Roseanne Barr retweets negative Valerie Jarrett comment after vowing to make amends ! KMVU Fox 26 Medford Roseanne Barr retweets negative Valerie... (Sun Jun 10 21:56:46 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugs(100%), $drug_reformer(100%), $roseanne_barr(100%), $pharms(100%), $sleep_aid(100%), $hypnotic(100%), $zolpidem(100%), $various_drugs(100%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%), $dailymail(50%)]
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OR: KLDR - Local News

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:52
kldr.com (US) She was jailed for Possession and Delivery of Meth as well as Felon in Possession of a Firearm. (Sun Jun 10 21:52:53 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $incarceration(100%)]
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OR: FBI: Man With 'Dork' Tattoo on His Neck Apprehended in California

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:38
kdrv.com (US) RADE Seizes Heroin and Meth in Local Park RADE Seizes Heroin and Meth i... (Sun Jun 10 21:38:01 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(65%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $propaganda_theme8(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $secret_evidence(50%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $heroin(100%), $youth(70%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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OR: Police Guns Pulled While Arresting Stolen Car Suspect

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:38
kdrv.com (US) Corbin Mccoy was arrested and charged with unlawful delivery of methamphetamine. (Sun Jun 10 21:38:01 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $propaganda_theme8(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $secret_evidence(50%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $cocaine(100%), $heroin(100%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(70%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(85%)]
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OR: Deputies Stop Stolen Car Containing Mobile Meth Lab

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:38
kdrv.com (US) Conducted a traffic stop when they were able to confirm with dispatch that the car was previously listed as stolen in a Klamath Falls Police case. (Sun Jun 10 21:38:01 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(80%), $propaganda_theme2(75%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(80%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $propaganda_theme8(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $prohibition_agency(90%), $secret_evidence(50%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $heroin(100%), $paraphernalia(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(80%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(85%)]
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OR: Police Bust Suspected Meth Dealer Near Two Schools

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:38
kdrv.com (US) Woodward was arrested at the scene and has been chaged with the Manufacturing and Delivery of Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a school. (Sun Jun 10 21:38:01 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(100%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(80%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $prohibition_agency(50%), $hallucinogen(80%), $chemicals(100%), $plants(80%), $pharms(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $psychedelic_tryptamine(80%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $antitussive(100%), $psychedelic(80%), $opioid(100%), $stimulant(100%), $magic_mushroom(80%), $psilocybin(80%), $methamphetamine(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $heroin(100%), $hydrocodone(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $youth(80%), $school(100%)]
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OR: RADE Seizes Heroin and Meth in Local Park

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:38
kdrv.com (US) RADE Seizes Heroin and Meth in Local Park The Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE)... (Sun Jun 10 21:38:01 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme1(60%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $gateway(55%), $propaganda_theme4(55%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $prohibition_agency(50%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $heroin(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(70%), $school(100%)]
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OH: Superbug infections rising among injection drug users - Times Bulletin

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:38
timesbulletin.com (US) Found that heroin addicts and other injection drug users were 16 times more likely than other people to develop the staph infection MRSA. (Sun Jun 10 18:38:02 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(100%), $propaganda_theme2(75%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $use_is_abuse(60%), $propaganda_theme4(60%), $propaganda_theme6(100%), $dehumanization(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $heroin(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%), $assoc_press(100%)]
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OH: LemonAID becomes channel for those who need food - Times Bulletin

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:38
timesbulletin.com (US) VAN WERT - For the past three years, the Van Wert Salvation Army has sponsored a program, "LemonAID: Kids helping Kids," to give local children and youth th... (Sun Jun 10 18:38:02 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(75%), $drugwar_propaganda(60%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $drug_ngo(75%), $prohibitionist_ngo(75%), $straight_inc(75%), $youth(60%)]
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OH: Common Pleas -- May 23 - Putnam Sentinel

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:33
putnamsentinel.com (US) He was originally charged with possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) and trafficking in drugs. (Sun Jun 10 18:33:41 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $use_is_abuse(100%), $propaganda_theme4(100%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $dissent_silenced(85%), $dissent_attacked(85%), $propaganda_theme8(85%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $drug_law(80%), $pharms(100%), $analgesic(100%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $oxycodone(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(60%), $jury(100%)]
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OH: Medical marijuana can be sold in Wickliffe, Painesville Township

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:30
news-herald.com (US) Says the board has ended months of speculation about where patients will be able to get medical marijuana. (Sun Jun 10 18:30:34 2018 PDT)
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OH: Ohio marijuana advocate eyes retail, bills and ballot

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:30
news-herald.com (US) A key backer of recreational marijuana legalization in Ohio said Tuesday that he and his business partners are pursuing commercial. (Sun Jun 10 18:30:34 2018 PDT)
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OH: Medical marijuana can be sold in Wickliffe, Painesville Township

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:30
news-herald.com (US) Says the board has ended months of speculation about where patients will be able to get medical marijuana. (Sun Jun 10 18:30:34 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(90%), $dissent_attacked(90%), $propaganda_theme8(90%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drug_law(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(100%), $cannabis_jobs(50%), $ncia(100%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%), $assoc_press(100%)]
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OH: Ohio marijuana advocate eyes retail, bills and ballot

Drug News Bot - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:30
news-herald.com (US) A key backer of recreational marijuana legalization in Ohio said Tuesday that he and his business partners are pursuing commercial. (Sun Jun 10 18:30:34 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $use_is_abuse(100%), $propaganda_theme4(100%), $propaganda_theme7(100%), $dissent_attacked(90%), $propaganda_theme8(90%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $legalization(100%), $chemicals(50%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(50%), $hemp(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $alcohol(50%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(70%), $various_drugs(95%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%), $assoc_press(100%)]
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OH: John Boehner to promote legalizing marijuana

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:29
morningjournal.com (US) John Boehner to promote legalizing marijuana House Speaker Boehner says he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization. (Sun Jun 10 18:29:23 2018 PDT)
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OH: Not all Ohio marijuana businesses will open by deadline

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:29
morningjournal.com (US) Not all Ohio marijuana businesses will open by deadline marijuana Department of Commerce Director Jacqueline Williams. (Sun Jun 10 18:29:23 2018 PDT)
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TOP: Senate unveils farm bill, leaves food stamps alone - Lexington Herald Leader

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:29
kentucky.com (US) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the bill also includes a measure to... (Sun Jun 10 14:29:05 2018 PDT)
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TOP: Ky farmers hail hemp day after legalization put in farm bill - Lexington Herald Leader

Bot - Cannabis - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:29
kentucky.com (US) Inserted language in the federal farm bill that will remove hemp from the controlled substance list . (Sun Jun 10 14:29:05 2018 PDT)
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