Daily Archives: August 27, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Josh Crank  
U.S. Attorney Shuttering More Colorado Medical Marijuana Centers

U.S. Attorney John Walsh issued letters this month to 10 medical marijuana centers throughout Colorado, ordering them to shut down or move because they are located within 1,000 feet of schools. The mailing marks the third round of threatening letters sent to Colorado medical marijuana centers this year; 23 letters were sent out in January, and another 25 were mailed in March. All of the businesses targeted in those mailings closed or relocated voluntarily. A fourth round of letters is …

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Posted 5 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Aaron Kase  
Blood Pressure Meds Grossly Overprescribed

Tens of millions of people taking blood pressure medication prescribed by their doctors may be consuming the drugs for no reason, according to a new study. The report, which was conducted independently from any drug company money or influence, found the vast majority of people who take meds for hypertension see no benefit from them, and do not show reduced levels of heart attack or stroke. According to the Center for Disease Control, some 1 in 3 adults in America, …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Richard Dahl  
Was Scattered Bacon at Site of Muslim Gathering a Hateful Act?

The New York Police Department Hate Crimes Unit is investigating an incident involving the scattering of raw bacon on a Staten Island park site prior to a religious gathering of Muslims observing the end of Ramadan on Aug. 19. A handful of event organizers saw the bacon and removed it before the crowd of 1,500 worshippers arrived at New Dorp Beach Park to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the holiest month on the Islamic calendar. The organizers contacted police and shifted the …

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