Does the drug commonly known as "bath salts" make you particularly crave the taste of human flesh? There's no scientific evidence that it does. But it certainly could lead to a bit of cannibalism as a side effect.
Speaking to the hosts of CBS This Morning on Friday about the plot of his new drug war film “Savages,” filmmaker Oliver Stone took a moment to help his interviewers understand his affinity for marijuana, saying that it helped him and many others avoi
The Constitutional Court of Colombia approved a plan that will drop all criminal penalties for individuals caught with small amounts of marijuana or cocaine, according to Spanish-language media reports.
People caught with with small amounts of marijuana in Chicago will be fined instead of arrested, after city lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to decriminalise minor incidents of drug possession.
A form of synthetic "marijuana" named K2 has been blamed in a gruesome attack on a dog from a man experiencing a "bad trip."
The Global Commission on Drug Policy, an assemblage of former national leaders, policy makers and experts, has issued a new report (PDF) that calls the war on drugs “the main reason” for the continuing HIV/AIDS epidemic around the world.
Every year billions of taxpayer dollars are wasted on prosecuting and imprisoning non-violent Americans.
A United States Drug Enforcement Administration agent shot a man to death in Honduras during a raid on a smuggling operation early Saturday, a spokesman for the American Embassy in Honduras said Sunday. The man who was killed had been reaching for hi
Despite plentiful scientific that marijuana has the potential to ease pain, reduce depression, and even reduce the likelihood of certain kinds of cancer, the DEA still clings to their dogma that marijuana has no medical uses.
Bath salts” have made headlines ever since it was rumored Rudy Eugene may have been under their influence when he chewed off half of Ronald Poppo’s face on the MacArthur Causeway before he was shot and killed by a Miami police officer.
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) said Tuesday that it expects to add 26 new synthetic drugs to its list of temporary Schedule I substances, an emergency authority that’s used to control little-known, poorly researched new substances that the agency
Positive results can precipitate an investigation by child welfare authorities. "We really did this to help protect families from being falsely accused," study co-author Dr. Carl Seashore, a pediatrician in the U.N.C. Chapel Hill newborn nursery, t
The long article lays out the usual figures about painkiller addiction and overdose deaths, but then delves into the effects the resulting DEA crackdowns are having on doctors, patients, and pharmacists.
As the body count climbs across Mexico, the drugs continue flowing across the border by the ton.
While attending Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, Cook and a friend were smoking cigarettes near a parked car when they were accosted by several police officers. Following the standard script, the officers claimed to smell marijuana and demanded to sear
The lawsuit comes from a mistaken drug raid (someone wrote down the wrong license plate) in which DEA agents pointed a gun at the head of an 11-year-old girl while she lay handcuffed on the floor. The judge ruled DEA agents did not act unreasonably i
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is playing his pot card.
The NYC police wrote 124,498 summonses last year for drinking in public — far more than for any other violation. After having to adjudicate so many of these public drinking cases, a Brooklyn judge has decided he has had enough.
It was all caught on video: Five heavily armed policemen barge into a hotel in western Mexico before dawn and march out with three handcuffed men in underwear. But police weren't making an arrest; they were apparently taking orders from a drug gan
The state which suppresses our basic instincts to keep us docile on the issues of killer robots, embarrasses anyone who dare not think like his neighbors and shames us out of enjoying an herb amongst our comrades.
Federal prosecutors are targeting medical marijuana shops in California, seeking forfeiture of the properties in which they do business. The authorities are pressuring landlords to shut down the shops or face possible loss of the real estate throu
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency brought formal doping charges against former cyclist Lance Armstrong in an action that could cost him his seven Tour de France titles, according to a letter sent to Armstrong and several others.
Mexico's drug war is thought to have killed 50,000 people in just six years, yet, surprisingly, the drug war is not dominating the debate in the upcoming July 1 election.
Attorney Marc J. Victor blasts the drug war and the “Justice System” in open court on a case involving Marijuana possession and sales.
He was extradited to the U.S. two years ago after a massive manhunt that left 70 people dead when his supporters clashed with police. There is concern among some that there could be violence in Tivoli Gardens following the sentencing but Coke's fa
Mayor Bloomberg has uncharacteristically adjusted New York’s position on marijuana arrests. The move would downgrade marijuana position from an arrestable offense to a fineable one while also increasing ticket revenue and reducing the overcrowded pr
The New York Police Department, the mayor and the city’s top prosecutors on Monday endorsed a proposal to decriminalize the open possession of small amounts of marijuana, giving an unexpected lift to an effort by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to cut down on t
California has some of the toughest antismoking laws in the country — it is illegal, in some places, to smoke in your own apartment — and boasts the second-lowest per capita smoking rate in the 50 states. But for all the
At the expense of US taxpayers and of innocent people throughout Central America, militaristic interventions are increasing
Yes, there is such a brand. It is distilled in Utah (a Mormon stronghold), but has been banned in Idaho because its label and its name might offend Mormons and women. Idaho regulators have decided not to carry Five Wives Vodka