"While alcoholic beverages are now regarded as ordinary articles of commerce, their use was then condemned with the same moral fervor that now supports the war on drugs," Stevens writes.
State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel was indicted on federal drug charges Tuesday and was suspended from office by Gov. Mark Sanford. Ravenel, 44, and Michael L. Miller of Mount Pleasant are charged with one count each of conspiracy to posses and intent
"I'm not helping them to break the law. It's clear the law is already being broken," said Cooper, 38, who left law enforcement a decade ago. "I will do anything legal to frustrate law enforcement's efforts to place American
One of my co-panelists was Regina Kelly, a resident of Hearne, Texas who was wrongly arrested, jailed, and indicted based on the word of a confidential informant who not only had psychological problems, but was facing his own robbery charges, and cla
Two North Dakota farmers will file a lawsuit against the federal Drug Enforcement Agency next week in their ongoing fight over the approval of industrial hemp production, the state's agriculture commissioner said Friday.
A bumper crop of poppies in Afghanistan is prompting Congress to push a reluctant US military into a bigger role to rid the country of the illegal trade. The reason? Officials have long suspected that the centuries-old opium industry is funding th
Ascencioin Alvarez-Tejada probably swore in frustration as he pulled up behind a disabled car at the intersection of Highway 97 and Veteran's Way near La Pine, Oregon. And there's no reason to believe that his mood improved a second later
Farmers in southern Iraq have started to grow opium poppies in their fields for the first time, sparking fears that Iraq might become a serious drugs producer along the lines of Afghanistan. Rice farmers along the Euphrates, to the west of the ci
Sen. Mike Gravel, generated buzz in the liberal blogosphere reaffirmed his belief that President Bush should be jailed for going to war in Iraq and that all drugs should be legalized during an interview with the Iowa Independent blog.
A Mexican physician from Nogales performed plastic surgery to remove drug traffickers' fingerprints to help them avoid arrest, according to a federal indictment announced Friday. Jose L. Covarrubias surgically removed the fingerprints of co-de
By a vote of 93 to 1, the Senate passed a bill this afternoon that gives the Food and Drug Administration sweeping new power to police drug safety, order changes in drug labels, regulate advertising and restrict the use and distribution of medicines
The Golden Crescent drug trade, launched by the CIA in the early 1980's, continues to be protected by US intelligence, in liason with NATO occupation forces and the British military. In recent developments, British occupation forces have promote
The US and its Latin America allies are losing a major battle in the war on drugs, according to indicators that show cocaine prices dipped for most of 2006 and US users were getting more bang for their buck. Despite billions of dollars
State investigators listened in on more than 3 million phone conversations last year as local prosecutors sought a record number of wiretaps, mostly to investigate drug crimes. As the federal government has focused its resources on national security
With the help of the US Government and a US based technology company, the Government of Mexico plans to install a communcations interception system that would enable its federal investigations agency to monitor and record any landline, cellular or vo
Atlanta resident Kathryn Johnston's death has finally been exposed to be a case of police coverup in clear example of the insanity of the war on drugs.
New findings on marijuana's damaging effect on the brain show the drug triggers temporary psychotic symptoms in some people, including hallucinations and paranoid delusions [and blamed it on super strong pot, but this has been edited from the sto
After 35 years, drugs remain cheaper and more available than ever. Why not legalize them to stop the crime, smuggling, deaths and chaos? Prohibition didn't work for alcohol. Let's legalize drugs to stop the war on people. What a country!
WHEREVER you live, you should be concerned about the no-knock police policy that the U.S. Supreme Court said in a 5-4 decision last June could help ensure police safety and minimize chances for suspects to destroy evidence.
The marijuana being sold across the United States is stronger than ever, which could explain a growing number of medical emergencies that involve the drug, government drug experts
In 1998, countries around the world joined the United Nations International Drug Control Programme in their pledge that the world would be drug free by 2008. Since this date is approaching so fast, I decided to have a conversation with drugs about th
Inside the vehicle, police found a toiletry kit containing denture glue, razors and a bottle of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap. When a field test of the alleged liquid peppermint soap indicated it was GHB, a date-rape drug, Bolles was arrested on suspi
Americans annual rush to file our tax returns is a good time to think about how those dollars get used, how they get wasted and how they get used against our own best interests. The proven failure number one is America's war on marijuana.
On a regular Saturday evening, three roommates stood around their apartment going about their normal routine when suddenly eight to 10 police officers, guns drawn, came into the apartment and served the unsuspecting men a search warrant.
For decades, smoking marijuana has been an illicit affair, a key anti-establishement ritual for America's counter-culture underground. But the legalisation of the drug for medicinal purposes in California has presented its advocates with a dilem
There is a major disconnect in the 2008 Democratic race for the White House. While all the top candidates are vying for the black and Latino vote, they are completely ignoring the failed War on Drugs that has morphed into a war on people of color.
Tony Blair is considering legalizing poppy production in the Taliban's backyard. The plan could cut medical shortages of opiates worldwide, curb smuggling - and hit the insurgents.
In Coldwater Creek, a middle-class housing development outside Atlanta, the neighbors mind their own business and respect each other's privacy - ideal conditions, it turns out, for growing marijuana in the suburbs.
Bob Barr, who as a Georgia congressman authored a successful amendment that blocked DC from implementing a medical marijuana initiative, has switched sides and become a lobbyist for the Marijuana Policy Project.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's plans to sign a state medical marijuana bill put him head and shoulders above the front-running candidates for U.S. president in 2008. (really? is he for the elimination of the Drug War?)