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Drug War

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USA Today

Meth abuse continues to fuel an increase in crimes like robbery and assault, straining the workload of local police forces despite a drop in the number of meth lab seizures. Nearly half of county law enforcement officials consider methamphetamine the

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Reuters

Teens who experiment with marijuana may be making themselves more vulnerable to heroin addiction later in life, if the findings from experiments with rats are any indication. "Cannabis has very long-term, enduring effects on the brain,"

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El Paso Times(Texas)

Tony Payan concludes that the US has spent billions since 1969 fighting what he describes as a flawed campaign against drug smuggling. "The war on drugs hasn't paid off for many reasons, " Payan said. "Part of the failure has bee

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Financial Times

Afghanistan is set to produce its largest ever opium crop, with the biggest increase in Helmand province where British troops are engaged in bitter combat with the Taliban, western officials said. The $1 billion campaign to eradicate the crop has be

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Financial Times

Despite widespread belief to the contrary, statistical evidence shows that international action has brought the world’s drugs problem under control, according to the United Nations’ 2006 World Drug Report.

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AP

Marijuana use worldwide is out of control because the plant grows everywhere, is in high demand and erroneously is considered by many to be harmless, a U.N. agency said Monday. Antonio Maria Costa, executive director of the United Nations Office

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CBS4 News

Sources have confirmed to CBS4 News that conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been detained at Palm Beach International Airport for the possible possession of illegal prescription drugs Monday evening. Limbaugh was returning on a flight f

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AP

Mayor John Fabrizi admitted he had abused cocaine while in office and said he wanted to apologize "to all the people of the city" but had no plans to resign. Fabrizi took office after former Mayor Joseph Ganim was convicted of corruption in

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Associated Press

If the state's convenience stores have their way, anyone wanting a six-pack of beer in Tennessee soon will have to prove they are old enough to buy it, even if they look well over 21. The state House approved legislation that would require all

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Reuters

Possessing marijuana, cocaine and even heroin will no longer be a crime in Mexico if they are in small amounts for personal use under new reforms passed by [the Mexican] Congress that quickly drew US criticism. The measure given final passage 53-2

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USA Today

A new heroin-laced powder known as "cheese" is popping up in middle and high schools in Texas, where dozens of youths have been caught with the drug, federal and local officials say.

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Associated Press

A federal appeals court overturned the pot-growing conviction of the self-proclaimed "Guru of Ganja," a marijuana advocate who has written books on how to grow pot and avoid getting caught.

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DEA and the Berkeley (Calif.) Police Department found four "sophisticated indoor marijuana grows" and seized 5,800 marijuana plants, about 117 pounds of processed marijuana, 12 guns and $220,000 in cash.

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Raw Story

Activists groups that focus on the decriminalization of marijuana are outraged that the almost-certain-to-become law will also target individuals found with trace amounts of tetra-hydro cannabinol or THC still in their system, even if they weren

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Associated Press

Each time the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on medical marijuana, the justices have come down against allowing the sick and dying to use the drug to ease their symptoms and possibly prolong life.

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