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Synthetic Marijuana Veils Serious Health Risk

As cannabis law reform proposals continue to make local headlines, another and potentially more dangerous substance is leaving its mark on the San Diego community. A synthetic cannabis product popularly known as Spice has infiltrated the nation under the guise of “herbal incense;” and according to researchers at the American Psychiatric Association, the chemicals used to mimic a marijuana-like high can cause psychosis in some users.

Prescription drug abuse spurs push for prevention and treatment initiatives

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In the wake of devastating prescription drug abuse cases throughout the Midwest and Southern states, President Obama announced plans for a new spending initiative that would crack down on patient misinformation and implement stronger prevention and addiction treatment systems across the country.

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  • Del Mar couple to present program about Bhutan at Solana Beach Library September 1, 2014
    Join cultural anthropologist and photographer Roger Harmon and his wife, Nancy, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Solana Beach Library for a free presentation of their travels to Bhutan through slides and artifacts. […]
  • Carmel Valley Boy Scouts climb Mount Whitney September 1, 2014
    Several boys from Boy Scout Troop 765 (Carmel Valley) made the climb to the tallest peak in the contiguous 48 states this summer. They spent the summer hiking the tallest peaks of Southern California, preparing for their hike of Mount Whitney. These peaks included Mount Baldy, Mount San Jacinto, and Mount San Gorgonio. The boys made the 22-mile round-trip tr […]
  • Multimillion-dollar renovation complete at Hilton San Diego Del Mar September 1, 2014
    Hilton San Diego Del Mar announces the completion of its multimillion-dollar renovation. Funded by Wheelock Street Capital and Sage Hospitality, the hotel’s completed renovation includes the lobby, business center, fitness center, restaurant, meeting spaces and all 257 guest rooms. “This renovation has truly transformed the Hilton San Diego Del Mar property, […]