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Marijuana Still as risky as Heroin, Ecstasy

For many years, the University of MS has had a monopoly on that role as the sole DEA-approved provider of marijuana, and researchers have long complained that the supply of the drug was grossly inadequate, stymying efforts to establish whether marijuana is an effective treatment for many diseases.

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Colorado Vet Not Surprised By DEA Marijuana Reclassification Decision

He said states should be allowed to set their own policies, "unencumbered by an outdated "Reefer Madness" mentality that some in law enforcement still choose to cling to". "You can't grow a plant in a vault". Removing barriers to research is a step forward, but the decision does not go almost far enough. They must also obtain additional OKs from the DEA before distributing any of that marijuana to approved researchers.

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DEA announces actions related to marijuana and industrial hemp

DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg cited Food and Drug Administration science that marijuana has "no now accepted medical use in treatment in the United States". "[The] DEA's decision flies in the face of objective science and overwhelming public opinion", a statement released by the NCIA read. Marijuana's federal listing is independent of state regulation.

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U.S. agency denies petition to reclassify marijuana

The decision means that pot will remain illegal for any objective under federal law, despite laws in 25 states and District of Columbia that have legalized pot for either medicinal or recreational use. Buried in the wave of today's bad news following the DEA's announcement that it would continue to consider cannabis among the most harmful and risky substances known to man was a most encouraging nugget.

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United Kingdom is biggest online drug dealing country in Europe

A collaborative study undertaken by researchers at the University of Manchester and the University of Montreal also found that drug revenues from dark web marketplaces have doubled globally. Cannabis still remains the most popular drug bought online, accounting for 31% of all drug revenues, while stimulants including cocaine, ecstasy-type drugs including MDMA and psychedelics and opioids help make up 70% of all revenues on cryptomarkets included in the study.

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The U.S. starts first human trials for Zika vaccine

Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is helping Florida contain its infected mosquitoes , and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is trying to better understand Zika and help develop vaccines and treatments, have borrowed money from other parts of their budgets to keep working at full speed.

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'Let My Country Down,' Says World Champ Jitu Rai After Rio Exit

Earlier, she defeated Austria's Laurence Baldauff 105-98 in the 1/32 eliminations in the women's individual round match. Bombayla Devi Laishram of India in action. Weightlifter Satish Shivalingam crashed out of the men's 77 kg elimination round, only managing to lift a total of 329 kg, which was not close to the best lift of 346 kg in his group.

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Florida Zika cases rise to 25 as back-to-school day nears

Zika is primarily passed to humans by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which pick it up by biting infected people. It's the height of mosquito season, and cities like New Orleans, with hot, muggy conditions, are particularly vulnerable. A third case of the Zika Virus has been confirmed in Merced County by officials at the Merced County Department of Public Health. A relative of that mosquito is found in OH, and health officials say it could transmit the virus.

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Ledecky Leads US Women to 4x200 Free Relay Gold

Hungary's Katinka Hosszu snared her third gold medal at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday with a gut-busting win in the women's 200m individual medley final. It was a great opportunity that didn't work out the way I wanted it to. History's greatest swimmer stuck a symbolic finger in the air after a dramatic victory in the 200-meter butterfly he completed in a time of 1 minute 53.36 seconds.

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Rangers DH Fielder poised to retire

Fielder was the seventh overall pick by the Brewers in 2002. "The doctors told me since I had two spinal fusions, I can't play Major League Baseball anymore", Fielder said , his voice halting. Fielder was also a showman, one of the game's most entertaining players. Prince Fielder's career appears to be over. But his injury troubles began after he underwent his first neck surgery in May of 2014.

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#IOLYMPICS - Le Clos, Phelps set for another battle

Ledecky, who delayed enrolling at Stanford until this fall to focus on training for the Olympics, also holds the world record in the 1,500 freestyle. He has always been the most decorated Olympian. 11, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro - Chad le Clos, beaten and bruised after his fourth-place finish in the 200m butterfly, has asked Michael Phelps to keep swimming after the Rio 2016 Olympics ends.

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'Grim Sleeper' serial killer sentenced to death in Los Angeles

The same jury convicted Franklin on May 5 on 10 counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. The judge handed down a death penalty sentence for each of the 10 murders . They are all deliberate. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy condemned Lonnie David Franklin Jr , 63, to execution by lethal injection, as recommended in June by jurors who chose capital punishment over life in prison without parole.

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Death is first Zika-related fatality in Texas

Shah, MD, MPH, Executive Director of HCPH. While most who contract Zika experience short-term mild flu-like symptoms , pregnant women and their unborn babies are most at-risk because of associated birth defects like microcephaly. The department still believes active transmissions are only taking place within the identified area of Wynwood in Miami-Dade County. That brings the total number of locally transmitted cases in south florida to 21.

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California serial killer 'Grim Sleeper' sentenced to death

Prosecutors said Franklin took advantage of some of his victims' addiction to crack to lure them to his backyard camper with money and drugs before killing them. But in an outburst earlier during the 3 ½-hour proceeding, Franklin said the sister of one of the dead was "lying" as she recounted in a victim-impact statement that she and her slain sibling had both once known the killer.

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DEA Fails To Loosen Marijuana's Legal Classification

Meanwhile, medical marijuana is now legal in 25 states, plus the District of Columbia. Any US study that looks at marijuana needs to get its pot from the institute, whose mission isn't to prove efficacy of the drug but rather its harm and abuse potential.

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Fighting In Aleppo Persists Despite Russia Ceasefire Announcement: Rebels

United Nations envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura said there was a lot of evidence that it a gas attack took place and it would constitute a war crime if chlorine gas was used, but he added that it was not his remit to verify the attack.

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Yes, Donald Trump Meant to Say That Obama Literally Created ISIS

Corker said if he were running for president he'd stay away from "personality issues" and would stick to policy issues like the economy and the role of the U.S.in the world. The president, a Christian, was born in Hawaii. The concerns are compelling enough that dozens of anxious Republicans gathered signatures Thursday for a letter to the GOP party chairman urging him to stop helping Trump and focus on protecting vulnerable House and Senate candidates.

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Christie 'flat out lied' in bridge case

Mr. Sheridan: "Gov is doing fine. Holding his own up there", Sheridan texted back on December 13, 2013. Renna: Yes. But he lied. Renna added that if certain e-mails were discovered, "it could be bad". Baroni's feet". Former Port Authority official David Wildstein, a high school classmate of Christie's, has pleaded guilty and will testify for the government.

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Horse in St. Croix County dies from West Nile Virus

Health officials say people can help prevent being bitten by mosquitoes by wearing trousers and long sleeve shirts during morning and evening hours, and using insect repellent. Neither of the viruses is contagious between horses, but can be carried by mosquitos from an avian, or bird, host to horses and humans. Four out of five people won't experience symptoms, but in rare cases, the virus can cause severe illness or even death.

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Military attaches, diplomats flee Turkey's post-coup inquiry

Meanwhile, Turkey has continued to purge the state bureaucracy of alleged supporters of Fethullah Gulen, the US -based Turkish Islamic cleric accused of plotting the coup, charges he denies. "We are seeing signs of U.S.co-operation". Ugurlu, who had been stationed at NATO's Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia, is the subject of a detention order in Turkey and has been expelled from the armed forces, Anadolu reported.

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Werth leads Nationals' outburst in 7-4 win over Indians

Francisco Lindor hit a two-run homer for Cleveland (63-48), and Jose Ramirez had three hits, extending his hitting streak to 14 games. Ramirez stole third, but Guyer bounced to Gonzalez to end the rally. They are now 10-5 against the AL Central division this season. Sanchez was running for Justin Morneau, who had his first four-hit game of the season.

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DEA Denies Petitions to Reclassify Marijuana as Less Dangerous Drug

Drugs listed in Schedule II include some illegal substances, including cocaine, but also such legal (though carefully controlled) drugs such as Demerol, Vicodin, Ritalin, and OxyContin. Therefore, the HHS recommended that marijuana remain in Schedule I . Based on the HHS evaluation and all other relevant data, the DEA has concluded that there is no substantial evidence that marijuana should be removed from Schedule I.

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Scott says Florida's Zika caseload rises to 25

The Department of Health Services says 18 people in the state are confirmed to have Zika. Another 369 cases in Florida were brought in by people who were infected while traveling outside the United States. As WCBS 880's Kelly Waldron reported , more than 7,300 Americans have been infected with the mosquito-borne virus, and almost 1,000 pregnant women show signs of infection.

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Hospital fire in Baghdad kills 12 premature babies

The Iraqi Health Ministry said 29 female patients and eight babies were safely moved and treated for burns or smoke inhalation at another hospital. The position of the Iraqi Health Ministry was made known by its spokesman, Ahmmed al-Rudaini.

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Trump stands by false claim Obama founded the Islamic State

Trump says the U.S. "I learned so much, so much from a home builder, there's no greater thing you can do", Trump told the crowd, referring to his father and real estate developer Fred Trump. "I give him the most valuable player award". Trump, coming off a troubled week in which fellow Republicans pressed him to stop quibbling with members of his own party and refocus his campaign attacks on Clinton and Obama, took his criticism to a new level by saying a sitting USA president created a ...

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Feds Keep Marijuana On Banned Drug List

According to the DEA, as of June, there there were 483 researchers registered with the agency to conduct FDA-approved research with schedule I controlled substances, not just marijuana. In light of on marijuana b the administration's decision not to reduce its scheduling came as a surprise to supporters of legalization. Marijuana's federal listing is independent of state regulation.

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Man Utd Legend Sees Shades of Sir Alex Ferguson In Jose Mourinho

The latest of manager Jose Mourinho's new signings follows defender Eric Bailly , striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan into United. "We can not change it you and I. Everything gets more expensive". Pogba was then snapped wearing United's red home shirt and their blue change strip.

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Firefighters working to control blaze at Louisiana refinery

Witnesses have told other local media outlets there was an explosion. Brandon Keller, public information officers for St. James Parish, says no injuries have been reported. It is not yet known what caused the fire, but meteorologist Steve Caparotta confirmed there was lightning in the area at the time of the fire and says it's a reasonable explanation.

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Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, World Health Organization says

The new cases represent a major setback for Nigeria, which had just celebrated two years without polio last month and was on track to be certified free of the virus in July 2017. This progress has been the result of a concerted effort by all levels of government, civil society, religious leaders and tens of thousands of dedicated health workers.

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Fox gets bronze in K1 canoe slalom

The New Zealand flag sits lower than the Australian flag during the canoe slalom medal presentation. The 27-year-old Tauranga paddler picked up two penalties for a time of 108.05 seconds to qualify seventh-fastest for the 10-strong final at the Whitewater Stadium in Rio.

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US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows research

One move that was positive was eliminating obstacles to research. Yet it clears a significant roadblock standing in the way of researchers eager to conduct rigorous tests to demonstrate marijuana's potential uses and build evidence that its Schedule 1 classification is unwarranted.

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Trump's call to arms aimed at Clinton shows he's a loose cannon

That changed after Trump's attacks on the parents of a Muslim American Army captain killed in Iraq, his challenge to Russia to find deleted Hillary Clinton e-mails, his questioning of NATO's collective defense commitment and his praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Cardinals put 1B Adams on DL; OF Grichuk recalled

Randal Grichuk was recalled from Triple-A to fortify the offense and Brandon Moss now figures to take over the everyday duties at first base. He twice has been optioned to Memphis, and is batting.250 (7-for-28) with the Redbirds. Louis. Grichuk, 24, is batting.213 with 12 home runs and 35 RBI in 84 games with St. Louis this season. He was doing some of his best work off the bench, where he is batting.385 with two home runs as a pinch-hitter.

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South Florida swimmer contracts brain-eating amoeba

Infections are usually found in southern and southwestern states, though two people have died from the organism as far north as Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. "Only 3 people out of 138 known infected individuals in the United States from 1962 to 2015 have survived". "First, you must be swimming in water in which the amoeba is present", she said.

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Lilly King 'Calls the Shot,' Wins Olympic Gold in Rivalry With Russian

After the race on Monday night King, who won gold while Efimova finished second, said athletes with prior doping bans shouldn't be allowed to compete. "I am very sad to see how my sport is evolving". Irish swimmer Fiona Doyle, who failed to qualify for the 100m breaststroke semi-finals, also appeared to bear a grudge against Efimova.