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    Fast Facts: Oct. 1

    • A narcotic liquid was once found in the center portion of heads of lettuce, a natural occurrence that was bred out of the vegetable over several years.
    • Both “”Murphy Brown”” and “”Roseanne”” aired episodes in which the sitcom’s title character used marijuana.
    • Coca-Cola wasn’t the only soft drink at one time to contain a drug derivative in its mixture; lithium was once part of the formula for 7-Up.
    • A Colombian drug smuggling ring broken up by the DEA in 2006 involved packets of heroin that had been surgically implanted into puppies.
    • Thomas Jefferson’s earliest drafts of the Declaration of Independence were written on paper made from hemp (the same plant that can be harvested as marijuana).
    • Around the turn of the 20th century, Bayer marketed heroin as a cough suppressant alongside its other new “”miracle drug,”” asprin.

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