March 1, 2011 |
Sales and possession of Spice, Blaze and other "fake" marijuana products were outlawed for at least a year Tuesday by a federal agency that expressed concern about teens being harmed by smoking such products, according to an announcement. The Drug Enforcement Administration took aim at the products said to create a marijuana-like high. It used its emergency authority to ban five chemicals in such products: JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-200, CP-47,497 and cannabicyclohexano. "These products consist of plant material that has been coated with research chemicals that claim to mimic THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and are sold at a variety of retail outlets, in head shops, and over the Internet," the DEA announcement says.
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July 8, 1999 |
It wasn't the fake pot plant in her courtroom. Or the cigarette-smoking in her chambers. Or even the aborted courtroom wedding for infamous parent killer Lyle Menendez. What really got Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Nancy Brown in trouble was kicking the bureaucrat out of her courtroom. For four years.
October 3, 2003 |
When Arnold Schwarzenegger found himself facing accusations that he had touched women's bodies without their consent, he apologized, saying he had been on "rowdy movie sets." But his explanation set off a furor in Hollywood on Thursday, where a wide variety of filmmakers, executives and crew members disputed his implication that this sort of behavior is common.
February 10, 2012
Breath of fresh air Re "Media gain access to L.A. County children's courts," Feb. 8 As a two-attorney couple who adopted a teenager from L.A.'s foster care system, we applaud Presiding Judge Michael Nash for removing the "cloak of invisibility" over the children's court. This was a reasonable step after decades of stalemate in Sacramento. The photo that accompanied the article showed a teenager holding a protest sign. He apparently doesn't mind having his name and picture published, so long as it's in the service of keeping the media from learning about other foster kids' experiences.