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[UK] 1854 Broad Street cholera outbreak

This outbreak is best known for the physician John Snow's study of the outbreak and his discovery that cholera is spread by contaminated water. This discovery came to influence public health and the construction of improved sanitation facilities beginning
Wikipedia
added Sep 27, 2014 14:33
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Pennsylvania Senate OKs medical marijuana bill

overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday to legalize several forms of medical marijuana, although the legislative session is growing short... A handful of drug delivery methods that do not involve smoking it would be permitted under the bill, including
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 26, 2014 13:12
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[Washington] State looks to ban pot in vehicles

the legal pot law is different: There’s no explicit language saying that you can’t smoke marijuana in a car. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission wants state lawmakers to fix that oversight when they reconvene in January. The commission plans to ask
Tacoma (WA) News Tribune
added Sep 26, 2014 13:08
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[Washington] City attorney requests public pot smoking tickets to be dismissed

Public marijuana smoking remains illegal, even after the passage of Initiative 502, which legalized the use and limited possession of recreational marijuana. However, police officials said the enforcement of marijuana laws has been inconsistent and uncle
Seattle (WA) Post-Intelligencer blogs
added Sep 23, 2014 14:13
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[Alaska, California] Charlo Greene In Legal Dispute with Neighbor Over Her Pot Smoking

Greene allegedly smoked so much pot at home that her next door neighbor’s kid got violently ill … and now they’re warring in court. Tyler Gilbrech tells TMZ … Charlo and her boyfriend moved into the apartment above his in June, and claims she immediately
Electronic Urban Report (EUR)
added Sep 23, 2014 14:10
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[Massachusetts] VIDEO: Smoking Marijuana While Breastfeeding

The Doctors weigh in on one mother's controversial decision to continue using medicinal marijuana, even though she is currently breastfeeding.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Sep 21, 2014 23:44
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[UK] Barber thought smoking cannabis prevents cancer, court hears

A barber who believed smoking cannabis might help prevent cancer started growing the drug in his house, a judge heard.
Midlands Express and Star (uk)
added Sep 19, 2014 20:25
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[New Zealand, Sweden] Cannabis smoking may increase risk of lung cancer

The studies suggest that more than the equivalent of one joint every two days for twenty years may increase the risk of lung cancer. The University of Otago’s Associate Professor Brian Cox, who worked on the international study, says, "Compared to other
HealthCanal.com
added Sep 19, 2014 20:24
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[District of Columbia] D.C. Court of Appeals Nominee Plays the Waiting Game

Last week, the chief judge of the District of Columbia Superior Court and a local bar group wrote letters to the U.S. Senate urging action on three long-standing trial court nominees. They aren’t the only ones waiting. Todd Kim, the city’s solicitor gener
National Law Journal
added Sep 19, 2014 17:41
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[UK, UK-Scotland] Scottish referendum: Glasgow No supporters celebrate with cheers at dawn

"I think there was a big silent No vote," said one man in his 20s. "... it was won by people who were concerned for their pension, the NHS and the overall welfare not just of Scotland but the wider United Kingdom."
BBC Online
added Sep 19, 2014 12:18
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