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The link between pot and mass shootings may be closer than we think

8/7/19--According to an article published in the New York Post, a connection between increasing marijuana use, mental illness, and the recent spate of mass shootings by disturbed young males cannot be ruled out. Just last year, the Parents Opposed to Pot lobby group tried to sound the alarm on the link between marijuana and mass shootings, compiling a list of mass killers it claims were heavy users of marijuana from a young age. Read

Twenty years after Columbine, Colorado schools are assessing an astonishing number of student threats

4/10/2019--Colorado Sun investigation to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Columbine shooting found the number of threat assessments at Colorado school districts has surged in recent years, multiplying more than tenfold in some districts. School officials say they are a necessary step to prevent student violence of all types, including the worst-case scenario, a mass shooting like Columbine, which left 13 victims dead and woke the nation to the possibility that classrooms could become killing grounds. Read

State suspends Globe bar’s liquor license after shooting deaths

11/16/18--State officials indefinitely suspended the liquor license of a Globe bar several days after a shooting there last Sunday left three people dead and another person seriously injured. Peter Schelstraete, an attorney for Jammerz bar owner Sara Hardy, says the state's suspension order was unusual and premature because the Globe Police Department hasn’t completed its investigation nor concluded any fault on the bar’s behalf. Read

In secretive marijuana industry, whispers of abuse and trafficking

9/8/16--Three northern California counties--Humboldt, cure Trinity, and Mendocino--make up the Emerald Triangle, so-called because its thick, isolated forests have provided cover for illegal marijuana growing for years. Read