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Morning Roundup: April 2, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Denver passes 'Dallas Buyers Club' bill, medical weed sales start in Nevada, Vancouver pizzeria sells pot pie, and Oregon man 'drunk as shit'. MORE  

Former Blur Frontman Says Heroin Made Him 'Incredibly Productive'

By McCarton Ackerman

Albarn said he was able to taper his addiction in order to maximize his creativity, even though he ultimately said that any addiction "is not good." MORE  

Louisiana Moves to Punish Heroin Users With Prison Time

By Shawn Dwyer

The Louisiana House Criminal Justice Committee pushed forward a bill that would sentence heroin users to two years in prison while doubling time for dealers. MORE  

Police in Baltimore Suburb Will Carry Heroin Overdose Spray

By McCarton Ackerman

Anne Arundel County is believed to be the first Maryland county to allow its police to use Narcan kits, which its chief hopes will both save lives and prevent crime. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 21, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

'Breaking Bad' teacher arrested in UK for building cocaine lab, music teacher busted for trading instruments for heroin, and whiskey war breaks out in Tennessee. MORE  

Myanmar Losing Its War on Addiction

By Bryan Le

With the government in their pocket, drug dealers and users do their business in the open without fear of reprisal. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 18, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Wendy Williams talks about cocaine addiction, Chris Pine pleads guilty to DUI, third SXSW drunk driving victim dies, and new Rob Ford video surfaces. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 14, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Seth Rogen names names, drunk Arsenal player Nicklas Bendtner assaults cab, former Berlusconi secretary arrested for cocaine, and parents overdose on heroin at McDonald's. MORE  

Mother Suspected of Heroin Nod Has Daughter Taken Away

By Bryan Le

After a video of a child trying to wake her mother from an alleged heroin-induced stupor went viral, authorities located and removed the child from her mother's home. MORE  

Man Arrested After Toddler Son Brings Heroin To Daycare

By McCarton Ackerman

The New Jersey father loaded his son's jacket with dozens of glassine envelopes of heroin, though authorities were unsure if they were for sale or personal use. MORE  

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