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The Daily Buzz: April 9, 2014


Medical marijuana supporters flock to Capitol Hill; ten kids are hospitalized after restaurant accidentally serves them booze; and former NFL linebacker Erin Henderson is out of rehab and "grateful" for the DUIs that pushed him to get sober.

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Medical Marijuana Supporters Flock to Capitol Hill
Advocates for medical pot descended on the Capital on Monday to push for legislation that would prohibit the federal government from restricting state medical-marijuana laws.

Blue Cross Cuts Back on Painkiller Prescriptions
Massachusetts’ largest health insurer has reduced prescriptions of narcotic painkillers by an estimated 6.6 million pills as part of a state-wide campaign to curb opioid abuse.

Ten Kids Hospitalized After Restaurant Accidentally Serves Them Booze
A little girl’s birthday party at a pizza restaurant in Chicago went awry when a waitress accidentally served the kids mixed drinks in place of juice. The kids are in “good-to-fair condition.” The waitress might not be.

Maryland Decriminalizes Pot
Following a growing nationwide trend, Maryland became the 18th state to loosen laws on recreational pot use.

Do Boozy Pop Songs Drive Teens to Drink?
Young people who listen to songs with mentions of specific alcohol brands are more likely to drink and get drunk, according to a new study. Blame it on the 2008 chart topper “Blame It (On the Alcohol)”!

Guy Wearing “Drunk as Sh*t” Shirt Arrested for DUI
A 21-year old Oregon man was charged with drunk driving, reckless endangerment, harassment, and trying to strangle his girlfriend. The fashion police were not available for comment.

Erin Henderson Is Sober and Hoping for a Second Chance at the NFL
The former Vikings linebacker says getting kicked off the team after 2 DUI’s forced him to get the help he needed for his addictions. Now out of rehab, he’s ready to get back in the game.