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January 23, 2015 at 10:47 AM

Pot-related calls to poison-control centers grow in Wash., Colo.

The Associated Press Marijuana-related calls to poison-control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. But it’s not clear how much of the increase might be related to more people using marijuana, as opposed to people feeling more comfortable…

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November 1, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Seattle’s FreakNight Festival canceled after deadly overdose

Updated, 10:30 p.m.: Seattle’s FreakNight Festival, an annual Halloween-themed electronic-dance music party that attracts tens of thousands of revelers, had its second night canceled Saturday after its opening night saw two partygoers overdose, according to the Washington Poison Center, one fatally. The overdoses and death from the Friday night event were confirmed by a nursing supervisor at…

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