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October 2012 Archives

Legal Arguments Heard in Arizona's Medicinal Marijuana Case

In the latest round of legal challenges over Arizona's medicinal marijuana law, attorneys for the State of Arizona and Maricopa County argued their points Superior Court last week. Both agencies believe that they cannot implement the law because it is pre-empted by federal law.

Baggage Handler Charged with Theft of New $100 Bills

According to a recent Associated Press report, an airport baggage handler in Philadelphia has been charged with stealing $20,000 in new, uncirculated $100 bills. Federal authorities reported that the man confessed after the FBI subjected him to a polygraph examination.

Arizona Vendors Reminded of 'Bath Salts' Ban

The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) wrapped up its convention yesterday in Las Vegas. The gathering was reportedly a success, even without the presence of bath salts and incense on display. In September, vendors were asked by NACS directors not to bring any synthetic drugs or products that have been found be illegal in their respective states.

Monitoring Program Allows Doctors and Law Enforcement to Keep Close Eye on Prescription Pills

Painkillers and other prescription pills can be easy to obtain and are often highly addictive. In recent years, ordinary people from all walks of life have gotten caught up in this potentially harmful combination. An increase in the possession, sale, and abuse of prescription drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, and Ritalin has prompted Arizona law enforcement officials to approach the problem more seriously.