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M Is for Marijuana. A Is for Addict.

By Andi Schwartz

I smoked pot daily for over 30 years—I had a successful career, was free of debt and had a good life. Then I started a family and that's when my addiction caught up to me. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 13, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Top Mexican drug cartel teams up with the FARC, Nancy Pelosi defends legal pot, and Snoop Lion wants to get high with Obama and Bill Clinton. MORE  

Pot Could Impair Your Driving for a Month

By Valerie Tejeda

Marijuana use could reduce road safety for a while, a study suggests. MORE  

Medical Marijuana for Dogs?

By Ben Feuerherd

A controversial California vet treats terminally ill canines with cannabis. MORE  

Does Marijuana Cause Strokes?

By Valerie Tejeda

Researchers say pot raises risk of strokes, but concurrent tobacco smoking may also be to blame. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 17, 2013

By The Fix staff

Japanese gambling addiction fuels multibillion dollar industry, energy drinks are blamed for 20,000 hospital visits, and a Russian drunk drives a tank into a house. MORE  

Smoking Marijuana May Not Lower IQ After All

By Tony O'Neill

A new paper that refutes a much-heralded study also highlights the difficulty of separating pot science from politics. MORE  

Justin Bieber Snapped With "Smoldering Blunt"

By Valerie Tejeda

The pop star says he's "trying to be better" since he was photographed smoking pot. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 4, 2013

By The Fix staff

Spanish thieves make off with tons of hash on New Years' Eve, Zambia battles drug addiction, and Frank Ocean is busted for pot possession.  MORE  

New York's Maternity Ward Drug Tests

By Sarah Beller

Drug tests are disproportionately enforced against new moms from low-income areas. MORE  

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Georgia became the 19th state to pass limited prosecution immunity to people calling emergency services to help save someone suffering from an overdose.

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Mobile Addicts on the Rise, According to Data Study

The data analytics company, Flurry, has found a triple-digit increase in the percentage of mobile addicts in the past year alone.

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DOJ To Make Sweeping Changes to Clemency Process

The expanded criteria will allow President Obama to potentially reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences for federal drug convictions.

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LSD-like Drug 25i Lands Three Teens In Hospital

While closely mimicking the effects of LSD, taking 25i can ultimately lead to increased heart rates, disorientation, and even violent behavior.

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