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(AP) - Marketers of the suddenly popular CBD are touting the compound from the cannabis plant as a treatment for a range of ailments without experiencing the high. But dozens of questionable samples tested by authorities and The Associated press show potentially deadly synthetic marijuana in many of those products, used in vapes and edibles. Synthetic marijuana has been blamed for at least 11 deaths in Europe.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama health officials had good reason when earlier this year they warned that products labeled as the cannabis extract CBD may not contain what they claim. The state's forensic scientists had identified dangerous synthetic marijuana in more than two dozen vapes or edible products marketed as CBD. The Associated Press gathered the results for an investigation into how some operators are capitalizing on the CBD boom by substituting a cheap street drug for the real thing.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Joe Biden says this country has never lived up to the ideals of equality written into its founding documents. The Democratic presidential candidate was speaking Sunday at a historic black church in Alabama where four little girls were killed by a bomb 56 years ago. Biden is trying to capitalize on his strength among older black voters while navigating criticism from some younger African American and other nonwhite leaders who are skeptical of him.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - The University of Mary Washington is inviting members of the Fredericksburg, Virginia, community to join students on a trip tracing the route of history-changing bus rides across the American South in the 1960s. The "Freedom Rides Tour" will run from Oct. 12 through Oct. 15. The social justice experience will celebrate Dr. James L. Farmer Jr., the late civil rights icon and Mary Washington history professor
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