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ABC News reports on another weed-infused fizzy drink (see this story for a previous initiative):

Canna Cola is the new spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down.

The beverage combines soda and THC, a psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana, to create a drink that co-brand-developer Clay Butler calls “medibles,” edible medicine.

“A lot of people simply don’t want to smoke,” says co-brand developer Clay Butler. “It’s very easy to take your medication in the form of a cookie, soda or brownie and you can do that without drawing attention to yourself.”…










MTV SkinsThere’s no such thing as bad publicity. Fox News reports:

Is MTV a purveyor of kiddie porn?

The Parents Television Council wants to find out.

The media watchdog group called on lawmakers and law enforcement officials Thursday to open an investigation regarding possible child pornography and exploitation on the cable network’s new series “Skins.”

“On January 17, the Viacom-owned cable network MTV aired a teenager-based drama, ‘Skins.’ The episode included all manner of foul language, illegal drug use, illegal activity as well as thoroughly pervasive sexual content…



Gives literal meaning to “office drone”:

Business Week reports:

Between the global economic downturn and stubborn unemployment, the last few years have not been kind to the workforce. Now a new menace looms. At just five feet tall and 86 pounds, the HRP-4 may be the office grunt of tomorrow. The humanoid robot, developed by Tokyo-based Kawada Industries and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Sciences and Technology, is programmed to deliver mail, pour coffee, and recognize its co-workers’ faces. On Jan. 28, Kawada will begin selling it to research institutions and universities around the world for about $350,000…



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CNN reports:

Iranian authorities hanged 10 convicted drug smugglers early Wednesday morning, according to state media.

The 10 men were executed at a prison in the city of Karaj, west of the capital Tehran, according to IRIB news agency.

They were charged with smuggling, storing, and selling narcotics, charges that have lead to the majority of the reported executions in Iran.

The latest executions brings the total number to 57, since the beginning of 2011, according to a human rights group.

The New York-based group, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, says the Iranian regime has been on an “execution binge”, hanging on average one person every eight hours…