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Morning Roundup: April 21, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Rob Ford kicks off re-election with free alcohol, Ohio bans more synthetics, pot smokers hiding weed in vaporizers, and government approves powdered booze. MORE  

Australians Seek Heavier Punishment for Drunk One-Punch Killers

By Bryan Le

Following the drunken punch assaults that killed two teenagers in New South Wales, concerned groups are calling for stricter laws on alcohol-related violence. MORE  

Alcohol and Tobacco Use in Movies on the Decline

By Shawn Dwyer

A new report shows that boozing and smoking has been seen less frequently in movies over the past three decades, even though sex and violence remains the same. MORE  

Video: Gung-Ho Rio Cops Chase Trafficker in Chopper

By McCarton Ackerman

This film of the pursuit of a drug trafficker raises concerns about trigger-happy Brazilian policing. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 29, 2013

By The Fix staff

Mexican journalists march against cartel attacks on the press, Egypt opens booze-free resort hotel, and Glee's Cory Monteith completes rehab. MORE  

Canadian Gangs Enter Mexico's Drug War

By McCarton Ackerman

A report suggests Canadian mobsters have been working directly with the drug cartels. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 26, 2013

By The Fix staff

Medical marijuana goes even more corporate, French bottled water contains prescription drugs, and Michael Bublé's muse is booze. MORE  

Drunk Woman Penalized for Hurling Hamster

By Bryan Le

A Scotswoman gets 160 hours of community service for chucking the family pet down the stairs. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 25, 2013

By The Fix staff

Mexican blogger fights drug war with Facebook, Mischa Barton owes $9k to sobriety coaches, and sober St. Patty's Day spreads to Ireland. MORE  

Colombia Sits Down With the FARC

By McCarton Ackerman

Can the first peace talks with the rebel army in over a decade end a drug-fueled war that's half a century old? MORE  

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Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Talks About Jerry Garcia’s Addiction

The singer-guitarist spoke with HuffPost Live’s Ricky Camilleri about the music icon’s struggle with his addiction and his health.

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Georgia Governor Signs 911 Medical Amnesty Law

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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