Pharmaceutical Company That Contributed to Opioid Epidemic Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges

Purdue Pharma, a major pharmaceutical company that is responsible for manufacturing Oxycontin, a deadly opiate that contributed to the opioid epidemic, plead guilty to 3 criminal charges last month to complete a settlement of over $ 8 billion, says the US Justice Department. The complaints were filed in a New…

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Pot industry pleads its case against potential Texas CBD ban

DENVER — A month after a Texas health agency proposed cracking down on CBD, the cannabis industry is actively trying to change the minds of health authorities about CBD to keep the products on shelves throughout the state.The confusion started in March, when the Texas Department of State Health Services…

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“Godfather of Grass,” outlaw head of the “Cornbread Mafia,” pleads guilty to drug charge

Published: Dec 20, 2017, 2:31 pm • Updated: Dec 20, 2017, 2:31 pm By Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The “Godfather of Grass” — who generated an Internet following for his exploits during his run from the law — is facing prison time after admitting his involvement…

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Former Seattle cop pleads guilty to cross-country weed smuggling operation

Published: Nov 27, 2017, 2:43 pm • Updated: Nov 27, 2017, 5:54 pm By The Associated Press SEATTLE — A former Seattle police officer has pleaded guilty for his role in smuggling hundreds of pounds of marijuana to Baltimore. Previously: FBI charges Seattle cop with smuggling weed to Baltimore Alex…

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Melissa Etheridge pleads guilty to marijuana possession

Published: Nov 15, 2017, 3:26 pm • Updated: Nov 15, 2017, 3:27 pm By The Associated Press BOWBELLS, N.D. — Grammy-winning rock singer Melissa Etheridge has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possessing marijuana in North Dakota. KFYR-TV reports an attorney for the California musician entered the plea on…

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Rapper Chief Keef pleads not guilty to weed possession in South Dakota

Published: Sep 22, 2017, 7:51 am • Updated: Sep 22, 2017, 7:51 am By The Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Rapper Chief Keef has pleaded not guilty to drug charges in South Dakota. The rapper whose legal name is Keith Cozart was arrested June 12 at the Sioux Falls…

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Richard Kirk, Colorado man accused in slaying of his wife, pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Published: Feb 3, 2017, 10:11 am • Updated: Feb 3, 2017, 11:05 am By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post Richard Kirk on Friday pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting death of his wife, Kristine, at their Observatory Park home. As part of the plea, entered in Denver…

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Ex-teacher pleads guilty for giving pot brownies to two students

Published: Nov 17, 2016, 9:35 am • Updated: Nov 17, 2016, 9:35 am By The Associated Press COVINGTON, La. — A former teacher has pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of marijuana to a student and two counts of obstruction of justice for giving marijuana-laced brownies to two students.…

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