The "War on Drugs" continues to spend your tax dollars to the tune of $70 billion annually. In 35 years, this war on drugs accomplished nothing. Drugs today continue to be more abundant and easier to buy than 35 years ago. Here is why.
A trucker has sued the Drug Enforcement Administration, seeking to get back nearly $24,000 seized by DEA agents earlier this month at a weigh station on U.S. 54 in New Mexico north of El Paso, Texas. Anastasio Prieto of El Paso gave a state police
While the Sicilian Mafia was imploding under a ruthless crackdown, another crime syndicate rooted in the rugged mountains at the tip of Italy's boot was quietly eclipsing Cosa Nostra in power and reach. They now own the european drug trade.
Researchers have figured out how to give an entire community a drug test using just a teaspoon of wastewater from a city's sewer plant and get a good snapshot of what people are taking.
Gov. Bill Richardson ordered the state Health Department on Friday to resume planning of a medical marijuana program despite the agency's worries about possible federal prosecution.
A manhunt is on in Afghanistan for the man President Hamid Karzai wanted to name head of his country's border police. ABC News has learned, following the discovery that the official owned a care filled with heroin intercepted by members
George W. Bush's strategy of countering Venezuela's leftist president Hugo Chavez by strengthening ties to Colombia's rightest government has been undercut by fresh evidence of high-level drug corruption and human rights violations
The US government is closing in on a deal with Mexico to launch a major fight against the violent drug cartels there ... which would include telephone-tapping equipment and radars to track traffickers as they ship the drugs.
[You're terminally ill and a judge has really pissed you off...hummm.] Terminally ill patients do not have a constitutional right to experimental drugs not approved by regulators, a U.S. appeals court ruled. The Food and Drug Administration requi
Afghnistan will produce another record poppy harvest this year that cements its status as the world's near-sole supplier of the herion source, yet a furious debate over how to reverse the trend is stalling proposals to cut the crop
In a closely divided 4-3 opinion, the California Supreme Court has ruled that local governments cannot seize the vehicles of people arrested on suspicion of buying drugs or using prostitutes, the two most common offenses targeted by local crime-fight
Last week, a federal judge excoriated the FBI for not only hiding exculpatory evidence that would have exonerated four innocent men who served more than 30 years in prison, but for rewarding those who did the hiding and covering up
"I am greatly disturbed that the Drug Enforcement Administration would initiate an enforcement action against medical marijuana facilities in the City of Los Angeles during a news conference regarding City Council support of an Interim Control O
How's the War on Drugs working for you? Has Bush stopped $130 billion in drugs crossing our borders annually? Do you feel better for having shelled out $70 billion annually during his time in office? Try this reality check.
The Chandler Police Department confirmed Wednesday that three of its officers are now under investigation, part of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation into doctors improperly writing prescriptions for anabolic steroids.
Federal agents raided 10 marijuana clinics, the same day city leaders introduced a measure calling for an end to the crackdown on the dispensaries allowed under state law. The bust netted 5 arrests, large quantities of marijuana and cash, and was the
Since the tests began, Humphrey said that several officers have tested positive for steroids, but would not say how many. About 12 officers are on the list the DEA gave Phoenix, a police official said.
Federal courts may have to revisit several drug cases in the Cleveland area after a paid government informant has admitted to lying under oath in several cases. One woman has already been released from a ten-year prison term, and charges against two
David C. Monson seems an improbable soul to find at the leading edge of a national movement to legalize growing hemp, a plant that shares a species name, a genus type and, in many circles, a reputation, with marijuana.
Great video put out by the Drug Policy Alliance
Afghanistan's heroin-producing poppy crop set another record this season, despite intensified eradication efforts, the American ambassador said. Afghan farmers harvested 457,135 acres of opium poppies, compared to 407,715 acres last year. The gro
A Toronto judge has ruled that Canada's pot possession laws are unconstitutional after a man argued the country's medicinal marijuana regulations are flawed. The 29-year-old Toronto resident had been charged with possession of about 3.5 gram
Carmona didn't mention medical marijuana in his list of grievances because Carmona isn't any more interested in actual science on the medical marijuana issue than the Bush administration is.
A recent court case provides a rare glimpse into how some federal agents deal with encryption: by breaking into a suspect's home or office, implanting keystroke-logging software, and spying on what happens afar. An agent with the DEA
Judge Winifred Smith of the Alameda County Superior Court indicated she would nullify the defeat of a medical marijuana proposal in Berkeley in 2004 and order the measure put back on the ballot in a later election. The case points to the dangers of e
The nation's top anti-drug official said people need to overcome their "reefer blindness" and see that illicit marijuana gardens are a terrorist threat to the public's health and safety, as well as to the environment.
For 35 years, the U.S. Government continues waging a "War on Drugs" with zero results but at a cost of $80 billion annually. It's a fraud on the U.S. taxpayer. It's time for a change by a man who rides high in the saddle across Am
"I believe the effort to try and make marijuana available for medical uses is really a way to legalize it. There's no reason for it," the former New York mayor said during a town hall-style meeting at New Hampshire Technical Institute.
This fall, sober public servants will convene meetings across Washington state to answer a pressing question: How much marijuana constitutes a two-month supply?
Mandy Martinson - 15 years for helping her boyfriend count his drug-dealing money. Dejarion Echols - 20 years for selling a small amount of crack and owning a gun, causing Reagen-appointed federal judge Walter S. Smith, Jr. to say, "This is one