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Morning Roundup: March 28, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

David Cassidy won't die sad and lonely, NYC cabbies test positive for coke and weed, pot users blowing up homes making hash oil, and man arrested for illegal drugs and moose meat. MORE  

Maine Considers Legalizing Pot To Fund Anti-Drug Efforts

By McCarton Ackerman

Republican Corey Wilson has suggested that Gov. Paul LePage's anti-drug crackdown could be paid for by legalizing marijuana. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 28, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Medical pot clears hurdle in Kentucky, Cleveland cop keeps job after failed drug test, cocaine found inside lava lamps, and DEA finds meth and heroin at doggy daycare. MORE  

Maine Gov. Paul LePage Opposes Access To Anti-Overdose Medication

By McCarton Ackerman

LePage has once again put his beliefs ahead of overwhelming evidence and in the process potentially puts more lives unnecessarily at risk. MORE  

Addicts Becoming More Frequent, Younger in Maine

By Shawn Dwyer

State welcome signs read “The Way Life Should Be,” but Maine has rapidly become one of the country’s biggest abusers of prescription painkillers. MORE  

Portland, Maine May Legalize Pot

By Mei Schultz

If voters say Yes in November, it will become the first individual US city to legalize recreational marijuana use.   MORE  

Heroin Use Rises in New England

By McCarton Ackerman

Officials in VT, ME and NH say Rx drug addicts are increasingly resorting to cheaper heroin. MORE  

Maine Doctors to Drug Test Rx Patients

By McCarton Ackerman

To combat Rx drug abuse, many patients will be asked to sign a release agreeing to random drug testing. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 16, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

How PTSD and addiction can be treated simultaneously, African grandmothers grow marijuana to support their families, and Bobby Brown is reportedly back in rehab. MORE  

Pill-Poppers Spur Maine's Crime Spike

By McCarton Ackerman

Pharmacies robberies and burglaries of elderly people are two of the ways that desperate Mainers try to score. MORE  

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