Teen denied double-lung transplant after smoking marijuana

  Salt Lake City, UT (KSL/CNN) -- Up until Thanksgiving, Riley Hancey led a pretty normal life; the 19-year-old was an avid skier, river runner and biker. But then a severe form of pneumonia left him with failing lungs and nowhere to turn for help. Within 10 days of being hospitalized, Riley Hancey's lungs collapsed …

Appeals court upholds ban on gun sales to medical marijuana card holders

Published August 31, 2016 Associated Press   A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the 2nd Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals applies to the nine Western states that fall under the court's jurisdiction, …

Thailand steps up its dubious war on drugs

By Patrick Tibke Sep 15, 2014 11:21AM UTC Authorities round up ‘addicts’ and place them in compulsory treatment centres Last week, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, a joint task force of 250 army and police personnel descended on 18 neighbourhoods throughout Bangkok, as part of a door-to-door operation designed to round up the …