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US arrest, raids in Seattle pot probe with China ties

U.S. authorities have arrested a Seattle woman and conducted raids in an investigation into what they say is an international criminal operation that grew marijuana in 17 Puget Sound homes using Chinese funds and then sold the crop in New York illegally.

Marijuana

A nasty – and really severe – marijuana side effect is helped by hot showers, doctors say

By the time Thomas Hodorowski made the connection between his marijuana habit and the bouts of pain and vomiting that left him incapacitated every few weeks, he had been to the emergency room dozens of times, tried anti-nausea drugs, anti-anxiety medications and antidepressants, endured an upper endoscopy procedure and two colonoscopies, seen a psychiatrist and had his appendix and gallbladder removed.

Take a tour of the Quest Diagnostics laboratory in west Olympia

Drug testing companies, including Quest Diagnostics, use urine tests that seek evidence of past marijuana use — carboxy THC.
Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com