The Daily Buzz: April 25, 2014
FDA wants to ban the sale of E-Cigarettes to minors; regular marijuana use linked to heart attack and stroke risk; and George Clooney maybe got in a big, drunk brawl.
FDA Proposes E-Cigarette Regulations, Wants to Ban Sale to Minors
The FDA has (finally) proposed regulations for the popular smoking devices. They want to ban the sale of e-cigs to anyone under 18, but would allow flavored products, online sales and advertising (which public health advocates say promotes underage use). So basically, E-cigs are the new cigs.
Marijuana Use Could Lead to Heart Attack and Stroke
Regular pot users may be at a higher risk for cardiovascular problems, according to the results of a five-year study. Now that it’s becoming legal in more places, researchers say it’s time to take a closer look at the real impact of marijuana on health. But you don’t need to panic and trash your stash until more info is gathered.
Mexican Vigilantes Search Caves for Cartel Leader
The leader of the feared Knights Templar cartel in Mexico is being hunted down by vigilante groups who’ve sprung up to fight the drug gangs. Mexico can’t catch a break.
George Clooney and Steve Wynn Got in a Drunk Fight in Las Vegas
Hotel-casino developer Steve Wynn and actor George Clooney reportedly got in to a brawl at a boozy dinner party this week when Wynn started dissing Prez Obama (of whom Clooney is a good pal, obviously). Wynn says Clooney “got drunk” off tequila shots and dropped some F-bombs, but the King of Cool vehemently denies it. Team Clooney!
Fourth Grader Tries to Sell Pot on Playground
In the same week at a Colorado elementary school, one 10-year-old admitted to dealing weed to fellow students; and another kid brought a pot-edible to school. Parents are being asked to “be more vigilant.”
Drunk On-Duty NYPD Detective Allegedly Shot His Partner in the Wrist
While investigating a robbery on Thursday morning, one detective shot another in the wrist while the two had stopped for drinks at a restaurant. Maybe they were doing that whole bad cop/bad cop routine.