Morning Roundup: June 26, 2019

By The Fix staff 06/26/19

Tiger Woods dropped from wrongful death suit, Illinois legalizes recreational marijuana, more than 300 pounds of cocaine found inside shipment of beach chairs from China.

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Morning Roundup: June 26, 2019

FDA Issues Warning To Companies Selling Kratom Products [NBC News]

The FDA sent warning letters to two companies who were allegedly making false claims about the benefits of the plant from Southeast Asia.

Family Drops Tiger Woods From Suit Over Son's Drunk Driving Death [NY Post]

The superstar golfer had been implicated in a wrongful death suit brought on by the family members of a man who lost his life after getting drunk at Woods' restaurant and flipping his car on the drive home. 

Illinois Becomes 11th State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana [CBS News]

Alongside legalization, the recently passed bill will also expunge the records of people who have been convicted of marijuana-related offenses. Illinois residents will be able to purchase marijuana starting in January 2020. 

Shipment Of Beach Chairs Turns Out To Be $10 Million In Cocaine [Mercury News]

US Customs and Border Protection uncovered 125 bricks of cocaine in a shipment of beach chairs from China. The cocaine weighed more than 300 pounds and were on their way to an address in Maryland. 

Young Female Smokers Are Higher Risk For Heart Attack [WebMD]

According to a new study, female smokers between the ages of 18-49 were 13 times more likely to suffer a heart attack than those who did not smoke.

16 Charged With Smuggling Drugs In Stuffed Animals [Inquirer]

The smuggling ring allegedly used stuffed animals to transport oxycodone pills from Philly to California. 

Synthetic Opioid Use Booms Worldwide Amid Africa Crisis [The Guardian]

A United Nations report revealed that synthetic opioid use is on the rise globally and Africa, in particular, is experiencing its own crisis with the painkiller tramadol. A number of countries in West Africa report that tramadol is the second=most used non-medical substance.

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