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Morning Roundup: December 19, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Teen parents made toddler smoke pot, Colorado toughens drunk driving laws, India bans cheap booze at U.S. embassies, and majority of 12th graders see pot as harmless. MORE  

Washington Sees Heroin Spike After Painkiller Crackdown

By Valerie Tejeda

Tougher painkiller laws driving drug users to heroin is a growing national trend. MORE  

Morning Roundup April 11, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Obama's budget cuts raise cost of smoking, Canada "at the center" of opioid epidemic, and ex-Chicago Bear Sam Hurd charged with selling pot and cocaine. MORE  

Seattle Cops Return Pot to Dealers

By McCarton Ackerman

Officers politely ask dealers to "refrain from dealing" and let them go, weed in hand. MORE  

Morning Roundup March 22, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Drug addiction plagues Myanmar, one in ten people are smartphone addicts, and rapper Too $hort denies meth charges because "his thing is weed." MORE  

Painkiller Abuse Moves West

By Sarah Beller

Rates of opioid abuse are down in Southern states, but rising in the West, according to a recent SAMSHA report.  MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 13, 2013

By The Fix staff

Russia bans smoking in public places, a Coca-Cola addict's death harms Coca-Cola's "healthy" image, and Bruce Willis talks about his ex-sobriety. MORE  

Now Hiring: Pot Consultant for Washington

By McCarton Ackerman

Are you suited to advise Washington State on all things marijuana? MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 31, 2013

By The Fix staff

Russia snubs the US in their fight against drugs, Washington State is looking for a qualified pot consultant, and A-Rod faces new doping allegations. MORE  

"Godfather" of Needle Exchange Dies

By Ben Feuerherd

Dave Purchase started exchanging needles on a street corner in 1989 and became a national leader of the movement. MORE  

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