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U. of Georgia Junior Charged in Drug-Related Shooting of Fellow Student

By Daniel Funke, Published: January 24, 2015 at 3:13 PM A student at the University of Georgia was charged with felony murder this week after allegedly perpetrating a drug deal that led to the fatal shooting of another student. Police say Lucas Amsler Raposo, 20, and victim Min Seok Cho went to distribute marijuana to two Athens, Georgia, men on […]

Denver 8th Graders Use 350% Higher than National Average

By Smart Approaches to Marijuana Canada (SAMC), Published: January 22, 2015 at 11:56 AM VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Jan 22, 2015) – Denver 8th grade student’s marijuana user rate is 350% higher than the national average for youth the same age. Where do the students get their marijuana? 38% reported they got from a friend who obtains it […]

Pot-Related Calls to Poison-Control Centers Grow in Wash., Colo.

By The Associated Press, Published: January 23, 2015 at 10:47 AM Marijuana-related calls to poison-control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. But it’s not clear how much of the increase might be related to more people using […]

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Odd Byproduct of Legal Marijuana: Homes That Blow Up

By Jack Healy, January 17, 2015 DENVER — When Colorado legalized marijuana two years ago, nobody was quite ready for the problem of exploding houses. But that is exactly what firefighters, courts and lawmakers across the state are confronting these days: amateur marijuana alchemists who are turning their kitchens and basements into “Breaking Bad”-style laboratories, using flammable […]