• Australia commits to legal growing of medicinal marijuana

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian lawmakers committed on Wednesday to legalize the growing of marijuana for medical use within a part of the world renowned for zero-tolerance and harsh penalties for illegal drugs.

  • Falcons owner Blank to have surgery for prostate cancer

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is planning surgery for what he says is a treatable form of prostate cancer.

  • Johns Hopkins approved for HIV-positive organ transplants

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Johns Hopkins Medicine has recently received approval to perform organ transplants between HIV-positive donors and recipients.

  • Correction: Medical Marijuana-Woody Harrelson story

    HONOLULU (AP) — In a story Feb. 5 about actor Woody Harrelson applying for a medical marijuana license in Hawaii, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of another business seeking a medical marijuana dispensary license. It is Blue Planet Healing, not Blue Planet Foundation.

  • Gallup senator’s detox center proposal goes before committee

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to fund detox and substance abuse treatment centers for the homeless with money from the state’s liquor excise tax is scheduled to go before the state Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee on Monday.

  • New Mexico Senate passes version of a ‘Kendra’s law’

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A year after a similar bill died amid partisan bickering, the New Mexico Senate passed a proposal Friday that would require some state residents with severe mental illness to receive court-ordered outpatient treatment.