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Morocco mulls legal pot growing, breaking taboo

This Sept. 14, 2014 photo shows a view of swaths of cannabis near the village of Ketama in the Village of Bni Hmed in the Ketama Abdelghaya valley, northern Morocco. AP FILE PHOTO

Abdelkhalek Benabdallah strode among towering marijuana plants and checked the buds for the telltale spots of white, indicating they are ready for harvest.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

US study: Friends common source of abused meds

Registered Nurse Babette Richter, background, with the South Jersey AIDS Alliance talks to a gathering about the technique for administering the heroin overdose antidote, naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, in Camden, N.J. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. AP

Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a US government study found.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No escape from narcos for Mexican beauty queen

In this Jan. 28, 2013 photo, photographs, balloons, statues and candles decorate the inside of the mausoleum where Maria Susana Flores Gamez is buried in Guamuchil, Mexico. AP/Adriana Gomez

Maria Susana Flores walked up to the microphone in a sequined black dress, showing the judges of the Sinaloa Woman beauty contest the smile and the strut she had perfected in pageants since preschool.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Afghanistan’s growing number of child drug addicts

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Two drug addicts sleep next to the Kabul River in Kabul on April 26, 2012.  AFP FILE PHOTO

They play badminton, kick a ball around and huddle over computer games just like normal children.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Uruguayan way: legal abortion and marijuana sales

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The Uruguayan Senate passes the law legalizing abortion, in Montevideo, on October 17, 2012. AFP FILE PHOTO

Uruguayans used to call their country the Switzerland of Latin America, but its faded grey capital seems a bit more like Amsterdam now that its congress has legalized abortion and is drawing up plans to sell government-grown marijuana.

Posted: October 22nd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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