When Neil Brown got high on dangerous chemicals sold as bath salts, he took his skinning knife and slit his face and stomach repeatedly. Brown survived, but authorities say others haven't been so lucky after snorting, injecting or smoking powders wit
A total of 34,612 people have died in drug-related killings in Mexico in the four years since Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared an offensive against drug cartels, officials said Wednesday.
Recently, researchers developed a vaccine that creates a lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice. The study was published Jan. 4 in the online edition of Molecular Therapy and researchers say the strategy may be the first to offer cocaine addicts a met
A map marking what are supposed to be secret locations of 60 warehouses and other buildings where medical marijuana is grown in Boulder has accidentally been made public by the city. State law prohibits local governments from disclosing the locati
The vaccine combines a segment of the common cold virus with a molecule similar to cocaine. After receiving the shot, mice dosed with the drug didn't respond with the hyperactive symptoms of a cocaine high, the researchers reported online in the jour
Wisconsin authorities say former talk show host and medical marijuana activist Montel Williams has been cited for possession of drug paraphernalia at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee County sheriff's office says t
An FDA spokeswoman told The Arizona Republic last week that the agency would "continue to defer to law enforcement on all matters involving lethal injection," suggesting that the agency will allow states to continue to import the drug from abroad.
$100 million. That’s a lot of money to spend on a training facility unless they expect to get a whole lot of government contracts for training… and other activities.
The Drug Enforcement Administration is a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation so expansive it has to fend off politicians who want to use it against their enemies.
When it comes to drugs, Nevada has looked at it as, ‘that’s what those wild people in California do, or New York or Oregon.’
This is not a happy story. This is a story where the bad guys win. This is a story where censorship and thuggery — where those who think the government should be able to control criticism — triumph.
Archeologists at Jamestown have unearthed a trove of tobacco pipes personalized for a who's who of early 17th century colonial and British elites, underscoring the importance of tobacco to North America's first permanent English settlement. The white
Four shops in Minnesota have filed a lawsuit against the US Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) over a federal ban on five chemicals commonly found in a blend of legal herbs many have used as a synthetic form of marijuana
"They're saying, 'You give us a breath specimen or you give us a blood specimen or we're going to take it anyway.'" "If they don't have enough evidence against you to make a solid case, how is what little they have enough for a judge to sign a warran
Florida is among several states now holding what are called "no refusal" checkpoints. It means if you refuse a breath test during a traffic stop, a judge is on site, and issues a warrant that allows police to perform a mandatory blood test. It'
The mother of four raised a finger, pointing out abandoned and stripped concrete homes and counting how many families have fled the Western Hemisphere's deadliest city on her street alone. "One, two, three, four, here, and two more back there on the
A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a New York City law that would have forced all bodegas and convenience stores to post gruesome images of diseased lungs, brains and teeth in the shops to discourage people from buying cigarettes. In a 13-pa
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Yesterday, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology distributed a memo designed to guarantee scientific integrity throughout the executive branch” But if science says legalization is a viable option, the Drug Czar is required by law to
Grand juries are supposed to act as a buffer between prosecutors and those they accuse of committing a crime. They're intended to protect us from having our reputations ruined by reckless and meritless allegations. In reality, grand juries have
Joseph Proctor told his girlfriend he was popping out to the convenience store. The next morning, the 32-year-old New York native was dead inside his crashed van on a road outside Acapulco. He had multiple bullet wounds. An AR-15 rifle lay in his han
WASHINGTON — The US Drug Enforcement Administration has grown into a global intelligence organization whose reach extends far beyond international drug trafficking, The New York Times reported.
This disturbing video from the always excellent Hungarian Civil Liberties Union documents some of the abuses in China and Southeast Asia regarding drug users.
Count this among the 10 things nobody ever expected to see in their lifetimes: 700 Club founder Pat Robertson, one of the cornerstone figures of America's Christian right movement, has come out in favor of legalizing marijuana.
A funny thing happened on the way to a trial in Missoula County District Court last week. Jurors – well, potential jurors – staged a revolt.
Imagine, a tobaccoless cigarette that delivers nicotine in the form of water vapor. No second hand smoke, no stinky clothes, no annoying people with coughing, no violation of any smoking laws. You’d think anti-smokers would embrace it, right? Not qui
Approximately “half of all illegal entries” into the United States and "half of all of the marijuana smuggled into the United States" in fiscal 2010 occurred in the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector
A former British defense secretary and drugs minister called Thursday for a "grown-up debate" on drug legalization and said that the country's war on drugs has been "nothing short of a disaster."