A man suspected of killing a New Hampshire police chief and wounding 4 other officers was found dead along with a female acquaintance. The officers were part of the state attorney general's drug task force and were trying to serve a search warrant
Amelioration of today’s drug problem requires Americans to understand the significance of the 80-20 ratio. Twenty percent of American drinkers consume 80 percent of the alcohol sold here. The same 80-20 split obtains among users of illicit drugs.
A man in Philadelphia was charged last weekend with possessing drugs with the intent to distribute after police claimed they discovered 89 individual bags of marijuana tied to his penis.
“What brings you to Demopolis?” The question seemed harmless, as did the questioner, Sgt. Tim Soronen of the Demopolis, Alabama police department. Diane Avera, the 45-year-old grandmother answering it candidly.
But the large health care system here that Dr. Trescott helps manage has placed controls on how painkillers are prescribed, like making sure doctors do not prescribe too much. Doctors on staff have been told to abide by the guidelines or face the con
Guatemalan president’s proposal stirs up controversy in the region.
After five years of Mexico's bloody, ineffective war on drugs, over half the population say they feel unsafe in their own neighborhoods and activist residents are turning to communal art projects and other grassroots efforts to combat the violence
The explosion of drug-fueled violence along Mexico’s border with the United States could harm relations between the two nations.
Monday's raid was the latest move by the federal government to crack down on California's thriving medical marijuana industry.
Friday night I was briefly on Current TV's addicting "The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur."
Drug cartels in Mexico and across South America pose a grave and growing threat to the security of the United States, and Army General Martin Dempsey is well aware of it.
Survey shows nearly half of people charged with marijuana posession were not displaying the drug when they were stopped.
Following the trail of the drug from South American coca leaf farmer to the western consumer
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For the first time 3 Central American Leaders defied the US and send a strong and clear message: we consider the war on drugs failed, we demand that US takes the responsibility, we demand the US pays, we are not paying the price for US failure.
Under cover of its multiplicity of fabricated wars on drugs, terror, tax evasion, and organized crime, the US government has long been waging a hidden war on cash.
Medical marijuana is being used to relieve pain by people of all ages and backgrounds -- including the elderly, Baby Boomers and 20- to 30-somethings, according to new data from the Arizona Department of Health Services. Arizonans voted in Novembe
As violence levels soar in nations like Honduras, officials seek new answers, even decriminalization.
Now is a crucial moment for drug policy reform. For the first time ever, leaders across Latin America are coming together in support of legalization, discrediting the United States' argument that drug production abroad causes American consumption.
Televangelist and founder of the Christian Coalition Pat Robertson, with whom I have major theological, philosophical, and political differences, recently said something that even I must acknowledge was important, truthful, and courageous.
The lobbyist who helped kill California's Proposition 19, the 2010 ballot measure that would have legalized recreational marijuana, has constructed an entire business model around keeping pot illegal.
Just before World War I, the sentiment in America was decidedly pro-German, and more the half of all the immigrants coming to this developing land WERE German. Nobody wanted to get involved in a European war. But the media, owned by the same people w
The United States paid $10 million in each of the past three years to informants in an effort to capture major druglords, a senior government official told lawmakers Thursday. The program, sponsored by the State Department, has paid out $71 millio
A retired Korean law enforcement officer who authorities say was found with nearly 40,000 fake Viagra and other erectile dysfunction pills in his luggage at the Los Angeles International Airport was charged on Wednesday with trafficking in counterfei
Authorities say three people have been arrested on drug and money laundering charges in Tucson. The Arizona Daily Star says the three are connected to Jose Guerena, a former Marine who was fatally shot during a SWAT raid last year.
The U.S. military command covering South America intercepts only about a third of the drug shipments and other illegal traffic that it knows about.
While drug-related deaths continue to escalate as the Mexican drug war wages on, Mexican youth have resorted to peaceful and artistic forms of protest against the violence.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said in Mexico Monday that he was open to joining a growing Latin American debate about legalizing illicit drugs, but only to show that a change of policy would not work.
a ballot proposal to legalize possession of marijuana in small amounts in Colorado, likely to be on the November ballot, is putting the two intoxicants back into the same sentence, urging voters to “regulate marijuana like alcohol,” as the ballot pro
A vaccination campaign to prevent teenagers from taking up smoking would be too expensive to recommend, according to Australian researchers who looked at the costs and benefits of anti-nicotine shots in development. Taking into account the effecti