STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Lawmakers eye more ways to reduce synthetic drug problems
By Don Davis
Minnesota legislators are ready to take another stab at curtailing the use of synthetic drugs.
A House committee established to look at the problem issued nine recommendations Wednesday ... Posted on 1/30/14 at 9:59 AM
FARGO SCHOOL TALK SAFE SCHOOLS, SAFE KIDS: Sobriety Monitoring Program
By School Resource Officer Wes Libner, Soputh HighSchool Wes.Libner@fargo.k12.nd.us
Recently, I attended a meeting at Juvenile Court, where I became aware of an alternative sentencing program associat... Posted on 12/11/13 at 9:30 AM
THE NEW FORTY A tragic epidemic...
When I first saw the story about the Horace woman who hid a broken meth pipe in her vagina, I thought of the dozens of quips I could offer in such a situation. But then I looked at the young woman's a... Posted on 12/4/13 at 9:07 PM
THE PERIPHERY Mail Order Heroin
I once talked to a former drug addict who was a roadie for a rock-n-roll band. He shared about getting cocaine sent to him from his dealer back in LA when the band was on the road.
"How do you send c... Posted on 9/24/13 at 8:04 AM
BEMIDJI, Minn. – The description was simple, brazen and, if true, incredibly stupid.
“WEED FOR SALE!!!”
Below the headline was a picture of a dozen glass jars of purported marijuana, with a Sprite can for size reference.
FARGO – A Fargo state legislator submitted a proposed initiative to make using and growing marijuana for medicinal purposes legal.
The petition was turned into Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office on Tuesday for a title and approval of format.
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) removed the pain medication Darvocet from the market. Darvocet is a combination oral pain pill that consists of propoxyphene and acetaminophen (Tylenol). The FDA is concerned about propxyphene’s unintentional ability to cause serious heart rhythm problems.
Inhalant abuse numbers have declined overall
A Fargo man convicted nine times of inhaling intoxicating vapors since 2006 was arrested again last weekend – his third arrest for so-called “huffing” in the past two months.
Bill would make selling, possessing illegal
ST. PAUL – It is sold as incense, but synthetic marijuana could be more dangerous than plant marijuana, a Minnesota House committee learned Thursday before voting unanimously to make possessing or selling it illegal.
Traill County Social Services has agreed to pay more than $26,000 to settle a suit brought by parents who said their young children were wrongfully given haircuts and placed in protective custody during a drug investigation.
Archie Ingersoll, Forum Communications Co.
, December 11, 2010
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