Illegal drug use

In this photo made video from the Australian Broadcasting Corp., a white SUV vehicle is stopped after allegedly striking pedestrians, Thursday, Dec. 21, 20217, in Melbourne, Australia. Local media say over a dozen people have been injured after a car drove into pedestrians on a sidewalk in central Melbourne. (Australian Broadcast Corp. via AP)
December 21, 2017 - 9:57 am
SYDNEY (AP) — The Latest on a car which rammed into pedestrians in Melbourne, Australia (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Australian police say the driver of a vehicle that rammed into pedestrians in Melbourne is an Australian citizen of Afghan decent who has a known history of drug use and mental...
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October 16, 2017 - 2:23 pm
PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia-area mayoral candidate says he was serious when he vowed to investigate the use of drug-sniffing bunnies if elected — even though it appears to stem from an internet hoax. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Republican nominee Dave Gautreau broached the idea...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 18, 2015 file photo, fourteen-year-old Jack Splitt, right, celebrates with his mother, Stacey Linn, as Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signs a bill named after the young man from Wheat Ridge, Colo., to crack down on the state's medical marijuana industry in southeast Denver. Mark Pedersen, a man who made cannabis oil for Jack Splitt who was instrumental in passing a state law requiring schools to allow students to use medical marijuana is facing several felony drug charges. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 28, 2017 - 10:54 pm
DENVER (AP) — A man who made cannabis oil for a Colorado boy who was instrumental in passing a state law requiring schools to allow students to use medical marijuana is facing several felony drug charges. Mark Pedersen had been providing the oil to Jack Splitt before the boy's Aug. 25, 2016, death...
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FILE- This undated file photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections shows Mark Asay. Florida on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, executed Asay with an anesthetic never used before in a U.S. lethal injection, carrying out its first execution in more than 18 months on an inmate convicted of two racially motivated murders. Authorities said Asay, the first white man executed in Florida for the killing of a black man, was pronounced dead at 6:22 p.m. Thursday at the state prison in Starke. Asay received a three-drug injection that began with the anesthetic, etomidate. Asay was convicted by a jury of two racially motivated, premeditated murders in Jacksonville in 1987. (Florida Department of Corrections via AP, File)
August 25, 2017 - 4:41 am
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has put a man to death with an anesthetic never used before in a U.S. lethal injection, carrying out its first execution in more than 18 months on an inmate convicted of two racially motivated murders. Authorities said 53-year-old Mark Asay, the first white man executed...
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July 28, 2017 - 1:57 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand officials on Friday were urging people to stop smoking synthetic marijuana after finding nine people had died after using the drug this month in the nation's largest city. The latest was a 31-year-old woman who died Thursday evening in Auckland. Police...
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July 28, 2017 - 1:06 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand officials are urging people to stop smoking synthetic marijuana after they say nine people have died this month in the city of Auckland after using the drug. Police say they suspect a 31-year-old woman was smoking synthetic marijuana shortly before her...
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July 28, 2017 - 1:04 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand officials are urging people to stop smoking synthetic marijuana after they say nine people have died this month in the city of Auckland after using the drug. Police say they suspect a 31-year-old woman was smoking synthetic marijuana shortly before her...
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July 26, 2017 - 9:28 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two defendants were given lengthy federal prison sentences Wednesday in separate, back-to-back horrific crimes of violence against children last year that rattled residents of a Montana American Indian reservation and prompted tribal leaders to blame rampant drug use. U.S...
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In this image taken from Jan 6, 2008, video footage by AP Video, Liu Xiaobo looks at documents in his home in Beijing, China. According to a statement Friday, July 7, 2017, on the website of the First Hospital of China Medical University, the Chinese medical team charged with treating imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has stopped using cancer-fighting drugs so as not to overwhelm his severely weakened liver, raising concerns that China's most prominent political prisoner is critically ill. (AP Video via AP)
July 07, 2017 - 10:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese medical team charged with treating imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has stopped using cancer-fighting drugs so as not to overwhelm his severely weakened liver, raising concerns that China's most prominent political prisoner is critically ill. The team decided to...
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March 25, 2017 - 9:53 am
DENVER (AP) — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections. A bill pending in the Legislature would allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify...
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