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synthetic weed

Owner, employees charged after DEA sting

CHICAGO -- A week after the Illinois Department of Public Health issued a warning about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, the owner of a Chicago convenience store and two of his employees have been charged with selling synthetic marijuana, a substance that has been linked to two deaths in...

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A Sunday hunt revealed these convenience-store Easter eggs

synthetic weed

Consumer death follows a month of 'fake weed' hospitalizations

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois and Indiana health departments have deemed synthetic cannabinoids unsafe and issued warnings about the products after several cases of severe bleeding from their use cropped up in each state. During March, at least 38 people in Chicago and central Illinois have...

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powerball tickets
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Convenience Distribution Association
Auger earned $1.25 an hour at start of career
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Includes free ice-cream samples, new cakes and more
salvation army
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