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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA large and respected association of physicians is calling on the federal government to ease its strict ban on marijuana as medicine and hasten research into the drug's therapeutic uses. The American College of Physicians, the nation's largest...
Special to The TimesMedical marijuana use has a history stretching back thousands of years. In prebiblical times, the plant was used as medicinal tea in China, a stress antidote in India and a pain- reliever for earaches, childbirth and more throughout Asia, the Middle...
Tags: Pain, HIV, Heart Attack, Recreational Substance Use, Vomiting
Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske could soon be headed for Washington D.C. to take a high level job in the Obama administration. Q13 Fox News caught up with Chief Kerlikowske Tuesday night and he would not confirm or deny the rumors. A source tells...
Mayor Greg Nickels says he tried to talk his police chief, Gil Kerlikowske into staying in Seattle. In the end, Nickels said, he believes Kerlikowske wanted to serve in a more policymaking position. Kerlikowske was introduced in Washington, D.C....
Staff reporterSeattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske has been named the country's director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The Senate approved the nomination Thursday. Kerlikowske is a 36-year law enforcement veteran. He has said he will take a balanced,...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Crimes, Gil Kerlikowske, Health, Seattle
Sun StaffRepresentatives of NBA star Carmelo Anthony are negotiating with federal and state officials who want the Baltimore native to participate in a marketing campaign to combat the growing problem of witness intimidation. "He definitely will be outreaching to...
Sun StaffThe state crime-control office credited by Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend with making Maryland safer directs the largest chunk of its federal grant dollars not to police agencies, but to community and church groups, schools and citizen patrols for...
Special to The TimesOn an otherwise unremarkable day nearly 30 years ago, in a San Fernando Valley head shop, an ordinary man on LSD had an epiphany. The one thing that could save the world, it came to him, was hemp. Thunderbolts come cheap on LSD, but this one looked...
The Hartford CourantLuke Rector is just 20 and already his parents have asked him what kind of funeral he wants when his heroin habit kills him. Heroin has robbed Sue and James Rector of the person who was once their shy, well-behaved little boy, the one who excelled in...
Times Staff WriterHubert Selby Jr. has said of Darren Aronofsky's startling film of Selby's 1978 novel "Requiem for a Dream" that it brought him to tears, adding that he believed that "anybody who has lived on this planet will recognize something about themselves in this...
Sun StaffIn the end, the hundreds who gathered at Mount Pleasant Church and Ministries yesterday for the funeral of Angela Dawson and her children sought strength in their faith. It seemed the only way to find solace and bring meaning to the tragic fire that...
Tags: Drug Trafficking, Murder, Government, Birmingham , Arson
Times Staff WriterThe most charitable take on Stephen J. Szklarski's "Union Square" is that the director had the best of intentions when he picked up a camera and started poking into real lives. Shot in digital video, this self-distributed documentary centers on seven...
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