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
AB 1147 is not the biggest bill of this legislative session, but it is one of the most intriguing — and most fun. Start with its purpose: to legalize the growing of hemp, a cousin of marijuana — both members of the notorious cannabis family.
That's why, Steffner says, she's a cheerleader for random drug testing of students. She tells other principals about the testing program she helped oversee for the past two years at Hackettstown High School, a 700-student campus in northern N
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,"
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
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
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.
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
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
US Congress to Vote on Measure to Stop Drug Raids Next Week
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
3 more people in Wayne County have died from what authorities suspect is a combination of heroin or cocaine and fentanyl, a prescription pain killer.The deaths bring the county's total caused by the mixture to 44 since
A US study concludes there is no link between smoking marijuana and increased risk of lung cancer—even among heavy, long-term users. Also does not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat or e
Staring: Thomas Chong - Jay Leno - Bill Maher - Cheech Marin - George Thorogood (II) - Documents the tragic and absurd journey of legendary counter-culture comedian Tommy Chong (Tommy did 9months in jail for selling glass pipes)
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
Mexican President Vicente Fox refused to sign a drug decriminalization bill, hours after U.S. officials warned the plan could encourage "drug tourism." Fox sent the measure back to Congress for changes, but his office did not mention the U.
Aerial spraying of illegal, drug-producing crops in Colombia — an expensive linchpin of the U.S.-backed war on drugs — is failing, key members of Congress and drug policy experts said
Rush Limbaugh declared victory after signing a deal with prosecutors that will dismiss a prescription fraud charge in 18 months if he complies with the terms. He did not have to admit guilt, and he continued to proclaim his innocence on his radio sho
[1984, no. Brave New World, si.] The US reacted cautiously to a Mexican measure that would make it legal to carry small amounts of cocaine, heroin and other drugs for personal use. News of the decriminalization did not make the front
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
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.
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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will publish a statement on Friday criticizing state measures to legalize the medical use of marijuana, calling them attempts to bypass scientific review.
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.
Americans' annual day of reckoning with the IRS on April 15 is a good time to consider where our money is going -- and where it's being wasted.
The marshals admitted they accepted $15,000 to use their positions as air marshals to bypass airport security and smuggle 15 pounds of cocaine. Agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. [ for sweetheart deal?]
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**Q*
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.
I’m the last guy who ought to argue for the legalization of meth. As a practicing criminal defense attorney, I make a good income from defending people who are charged with drug crimes.
In its effort to convince the world of the threats posed by meth, The Oregonian has sacrificed accuracy. According to an analysis of the paper's reporting, a review of drug-use data and conversations with addiction experts, The Oregonian has reli