Sheriff asks for help finding synthetic cannabinoids dealers after string of deaths

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Peoria County sheriff is asking the public for more help combating a deadly outbreak of severe bleeding due to synthetic marijuana. Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell pleaded at a Tuesday news conference, “Please, please, anyone with information please contact us.” Illinois Department of Public Health…

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3 arrested for selling synthetic cannabinoids linked to Illinois deaths

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The owner of a Chicago convenience store and two employees have been charged with selling synthetic marijuana that has been linked to two deaths. Federal prosecutors have charged 48-year-old Fouad Masoud and 44-year-old Jad Allah, both of suburban Justice, and 44-year-old Adil Khan Mohammed of Chicago with…

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Opioid Deaths Up 21% In 2016, Killing More People Than AIDS Epidemic

Opioid Deaths Up 21% In 2016, Killing More People Than AIDS Epidemic A new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention revealed our worst fears: deaths from opioid overdoses increased 26% in 2016, translating to 63,600 lost lives. According to an article in the Washington Post, the United…

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Recreational Cannabis Reverses Opioid Related Deaths in Colorado

Recreational Cannabis Is Saving Lives In Colorado Cannabis saves lives once again. A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health revealed the legalizing cannabis reversed opiate overdose deaths in Colorado. The report revealed that opioid-related deaths reduced by 6.5% since Colorado legalized recreational cannabis in 2014.  The…

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47,500 Deaths Annually Can Be Prevented By Cannabis Legalization Says New Study

Prohibition Is Killing You: Study Says Cannabis Use Linked To Reduced Mortality Up to 47,500 deaths annually can be prevented through legalization, says study Science once again proves that cannabis saves lives. A recent scholarly paper published by the University of Indiana South Bend’s biology department discusses how cannabis use…

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Legalized Marijuana Cuts Opiate Related Deaths, Period.

Opioid-related deaths are down in states that have legalized medical marijuana Medical marijuana has saved the day, yet again. Prescription painkillers are one of the leading causes of death in America, with 46 people dying each day from opioids such as as OxyContin and Vicodin. Thomas Frieden, CDC Director has said, “We…

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