The Daily Buzz: Patrick Kennedy; Marijuana Farms; Drug-Addled Mollusks

May 03 2016

The Daily Buzz: Patrick Kennedy; Marijuana Farms; Drug-Addled Mollusks

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Patrick Kennedy Opens Up About Addiction, Pushes for Mental Health Reform [CNN]
Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy left politics behind to focus on combating his drug and alcohol addiction and bipolar disorder.

“Grown in Washington:” Check Out the Legal Marijuana Farms in DC [Agence France-Presse]
Another look inside a booming new industry.

Father of Man Who Died in Oakland Jail After Ingesting Drugs Sues Police [SF Gate]
He says authorities should have taken steps to get the inmate medical treatment after seeing him ingest drugs during his arrest.

Addicts, Families Take Sides on Treating Addiction Through the Court System [NBC]
At this point, most have come to realize that prison time does not fix the problem.

PSU Study Finds Drugs in Oregon Oysters [KGW]
The mollusks contain a delightful cocktail of pharmaceuticals and other potentially harmful chemicals.

Arsenio Hall Refutes Sinead O’Connor Charge That He Gave Prince Drugs [Entertainment Weekly]
O’Connor has not responded to Hall’s denial, but this isn’t the first time she has taken to social media to make controversial statements.