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April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Churchill Student Hospitalized After Vaping THC

A student at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac was hospitalized Tuesday after ingesting “THC through a vaping device,” according to a letter emailed home from Principal Brandice Heckert. The National Institute of Drug Abuse says that “[t]he main psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects that people seek, is […]

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April 16, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Workgroup to Explore Ways to Combat Rise in Youth Vaping

Montgomery County health officials are suggesting increased education and awareness surrounding vaping to confront the rising use of e-cigarettes among teenagers and young adults. “Vaping can be extremely dangerous for adolescents and young adults due to ongoing brain development,” county health officer Dr. Travis Gayles said in a statement. “Vaping devices can contain high levels […]

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December 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Federal Study Shows An Increase in Vaping Among Teens

Federal researchers reported Monday that America’s teens recorded a dramatic increase in the use of vaping devices over the last year. The 2018 Monitoring the Future survey says 37.3 percent of 12th-graders used a vaping device in the past 12 months, compared with 27.8 percent in 2017. The survey goes to a representative sample of […]

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December 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Set to Open in Bethesda and Silver Spring

RISE, a medical cannabis dispensary, is set to officially open in Bethesda on Saturday, December 1. RISE Bethesda made the announcement on its Facebook page. RISE has plans to begin selling product at its Silver Spring dispensary in the coming weeks, according to Bethesda Beat. Did you hear the big news?!We are OPENING!Saturday: 10am-7pmSunday: 12pm-5pmMonday-Friday: […]

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April 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan Orders Disparity Study of Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Industry

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered a disparity study of Maryland’s regulated medical marijuana industry. According to a news release, the governor’s directive is responsive to concerns expressed by the Legislative Black Caucus, regarding diversity in this emerging industry. The Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs will oversee the study, which the governor has directed to […]

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December 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Charge California Man with Trafficking Marijuana

Montgomery County police officers have charged 53-year-old Steven Tosi of California with criminal charges related to possession and trafficking approximately 250 pounds of marijuana. Police said the arrest resulted from a traffic stop for speeding on southbound Interstate 270 just north of the Clarksburg Road exit on Dec. 5th. According to a police account, when […]

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August 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Homicide in Burtonsville

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating the death of a man that occurred Tuesday night in Burtonsville as a homicide. According to police,  an assault call was dispatched shortly before 10:30 p.m. at a residence in the 4500 block of Sandy Spring Road. According to police, first responders entered the residence and located 22-year-old Syed […]

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December 21, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Blair High School Student Charged with Distribution of a Dangerous Controlled Substance

A Montgomery County Police Department School Resource Officer has charged a Montgomery Blair High School student, William Keysar from Silver Spring, for distribution of a controlled dangerous substance on school property. According to a news release, the resource officer was notified by a nurse on the morning of Nov. 25th that two students were suffering […]

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December 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 8, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Dec. 8, in Montgomery County: 1. MCPS Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers is set to unveil his recommended operating budget today. The Montgomery County Board of Education is also scheduled to elect officers and vote on the school calendar for next year. Follow @MyMCMedia on Twitter for updates. 2. […]

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December 7, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Captain Didone Talks About The Use of Illegal Drugs with Vapes and E-Cigarettes (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Police briefed the Council Public Safety Committee about the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers to ingest illegal drugs on Monday, Dec. 7th. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Captain Tom Didone talks about how vaporizor’s and e-cigarette’s are now used to inhale concentrated doses of marijuana. An e-cigarette is a battery powered vaporizor that is […]

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