A jury in Florida has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer at the age of 36 punitive damages of $23 billion. RJ Reynolds, the second biggest tobacco company in the US, plans to challenge “this runaway verdict.”
Questions are being asked of a North Carolina police department after an officer in the city of Durham testified that its common practice for cops there to make up excuses to illegally enter, then search, the homes of local residents.
Mike Boyer from Washington State had been waiting for hours before the first marijuana legal shop opened in his town. But after purchase, the pot enthusiast received a demand from his employer to undergo a drug test, he told local media.
Although President Obama declined an offer to sample marijuana during a visit to Denver this week, he may be in the minority on the issue as market demand for pot in Colorado beat expectations at 130 tons a year, according to a study.
An internal Department of Justice watchdog has criticized the US Drug Enforcement Administration for allowing agents that left a college student in a holding cell for an excruciating five days without food or water to then investigate the incident.