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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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[UK] Labour considers staking all on saving the NHS

Extra spending and raising profile of service could form key plank of 2015 election strategy
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 19, 2014 12:10
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Zuckerman Partner Faces No Opposition For D.C. Federal Trial Bench

Zuckerman Spaeder partner Amit Mehta, President Obama’s most recent nominee to the federal district court in Washington, faced no opposition or critical questions during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday. The judiciary committee ranking member, S
National Law Journal
added Sep 18, 2014 08:04
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National Survey Shows Youth Drug Use Down 24% Over Past Decade / New Data Also Show Decline in Prescription Drug Abuse, Especially Among Adolescents

The 2013 NSDUH results suggest that the Administration’s efforts to reduce drug and alcohol use among young people is working.
The White House
added Sep 17, 2014 16:25
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[Pennsylvania] Lawyer Argues Before Justices That MRI Use Should Be Tax-Free

In Tristan Associates v. Commonwealth, the radiologists' attorney, Lloyd R. Persun, told the justices that the use of MRIs and CT scanners to produce images of a patient's body constituted manufacturing, and was therefore eligible for tax exemption.
Law.com
added Sep 16, 2014 14:16
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[UK] Councils ‘disappointed’ in public health funding freeze

The Department for Health last night confirmed that ring-fenced council funding allocations would remain fixed at £2.79bn for 2015/16 – remaining at the same level as last year. Public health minsiter, Jane Ellison, said: ‘We have made a huge investment
LocalGov.co.uk (uk)
added Sep 11, 2014 11:02
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Democrats and Republicans face off on campaign spending constitutional amendment

Senate Democrats started their campaign-season drive Monday for a constitutional amendment aimed at curbing special interests' financial clout in elections, a doomed effort ... would let lawmakers roll back the Supreme Court's 1976 Buckley v. Valeo decisi
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 10, 2014 10:56
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