Monthly Archive: June 2015

Jun 29

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Collecting Prescription Drugs

El Dorado County residents on July 12 from noon-5pm may get rid of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications. Drop-off locations include: El Dorado County sheriff’s substation, 4354 Town Center Blvd., Suite 112 in El Dorado Hills. Holiday Market, 5030 Ellinghouse Drive in Cool. Fire Station 61, 6281 Main St., Georgetown, (8am-noon). Safeway Supermarket, 6498 Pony …

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Jun 24

Medical Marijuana May Help Some Symptoms, But Not All

Medical marijuana shows some effectiveness in helping treat chronic pain but there is less evidence of its success in warding off nausea or helping ill patients gain weight, researchers said Tuesday. The issue of whether or not medical marijuana works remains a matter of debate, even as 23 US states and the US capital, Washington, …

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Jun 23

Deaths From Synthetic Marijuana use Rising Sharply in U.S.: CDC

Synthetic marijuana killed three times more people in the first five months of 2015 than in all of 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday. With catchy “brand” names such as Spice, Sexy Monkey, Black Mamba, K2, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Twilight and hundreds of others, synthetic marijuana …

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Jun 10

North Shore Students March in Tahoe City Against Drugs

“Proud to be drug free” — that’s what local students chanted as they marched in Tahoe City this past weekend. Roughly 25 North Tahoe Middle and High school students who pledged to remain drug free marched from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office Station on Burton Creek Drive to Commons Beach in Tahoe City Saturday morning. …

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