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Drugs Dens in Phoenix, KZN Hit by Police

KwaZulu-Natal police have hit two "drug dens" in the Phoenix area, north of Durban, arresting three people and netting hundreds of thousands of rands worth of drugs.

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The Charge (Poem on the Decriminalisation of Dagga in South Africa)

The Charge (Poem on the Decriminalisation of Dagga in South Africa)

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Canada - Marijuana Company gets $4 Billion Investment by Corona-Beer

Corona beer maker Constellation Brands will pay $4 billion to increase its stake in global medical cannabis company Canopy. Canopy CEO Bruce Linton answered questions about the Constellation deal, strategies for international expansion and whether big alcohol companies should be afraid of marijuana.

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USA - Drinking Alcohol Really Does Raise Your Cancer Risk, Doctors Warn

​Drinking alcohol, even a light or moderate amount, increases the risk of several common cancers. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) issued a statement identifying alcohol as a "definite" risk factor.

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USA - There's No 'Safe' Level of Alcohol Consumption, Global Study Finds

​A study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation found drinking alcohol in moderation is more harmful than previously thought. The study analyzed information from millions of people in nearly 200 countries and found that alcohol is tied to nearly 3 million deaths globally each year, with about 1 in 10 deaths linked to alcohol use.

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USA - Governor Won't Rule Out Re-criminalizing Marijuana in Colorado

​Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper says he doesn’t rule out recriminalizing marijuana, as the crime rate has been rising since recreational use of the drug was made legal in 2014.

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USA - Horrible Child Abuse Death in Texas Highlights Links to Marijuana

Texas released its report on child abuse deaths with half the 172 child abuse deaths in 2017 coupled with substance abuse. Marijuana was the most used substance connected to child abuse and neglect deaths, followed by alcohol, cocaine and methamphetamine.

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USA - 'Johnny’s': The Latest Killer on the Street

​By abusing Gabapentin, drug addicts have figured out how to mimic an opioid high.

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What is Spice and Why is the Drug so Dangerous?

Synthetic cannabis, of which Spice is an example, is linked to serious health issues ranging from difficulties breathing to psychotic episodes.

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Side Condition of Smoking Dagga is ‘Common’

​By the time Thomas Hodorowski made the connection between his marijuana habit and the bouts of pain and vomiting that left him incapacitated every few weeks, he had been to the emergency room dozens of time...