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'About Damn Time'

"Today's action to finally allow smokable medical marijuana brings four words to the lips of people across our state: It's about damn time. It's long past due that the state of Florida honored the will of the people and allowed doctors to determine their patient's course of treatment."

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, an advocate for the repeal of the state'92s ban on smokable medical marijuana, which was passed by the Florida Legislature in March. Voters approved medical marijuana in 2016, but lawmakers banned smokable forms in 2017.

Deceptive Coupons

"Pfizer enticed consumers with these coupons for one reason only, to sell its brand-name drugs instead of a cheaper generic. These coupons were simply not a good deal for consumers, who were misled by Pfizer into thinking they were."

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced details of a $975,000 settlement after Oregon's Department of Justice found the pharmaceutical giant misled consumers with deceptive coupons.

No Delay

"Every day the trial is delayed, we will lose more Oklahomans to prescription opioid overdoses."

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter, who sued 13 opioid manufacturers in 2017, comments on the Oklahoma Supreme Court's refusal to grant a delay in a trial over the lawsuit, as requested by drug companies. Hunter's suit alleges the companies fraudulently engaged in marketing campaigns that led to thousands of overdose addictions and deaths.

Miles Wide

"It was the scope of the river's breadth that really amazed me."

Bob Henson, a meteorologist with Weather Underground, describing the Missouri River in the midst of massive flooding in Nebraska and the Midwest. Henson said it has been the wettest winter on record nationally, with 40 of the 48 U.S contiguous states seeing above average rainfall.}

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Date:Apr 1, 2019
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