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Marijuana

Marijuana boom brings jobs, complaints to Josephine County

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Josephine County's growing marijuana industry is experiencing growing pains. The number of medical marijuana grow sites in the county has remained steady from a year ago, at about 2,500. But growers who sell to retailers have been sprouting up — 38 new state-issued licenses have been granted this summer to...

Science

Study: Ohio’s abortion pill law led to worse health outcomes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A study suggests Ohio's restrictions on the so-called abortion pill led to a higher rate of side effects, more doctor visits and additional medical treatment for patients. The law took effect in 2011 after a series of legal disputes. It initially required providers to follow outdated protocols that federal regulators approved...

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