A United Nations-based drug agency urged the United States government on Tuesday to challenge the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado and Washington, saying the state laws violate international drug treaties.
Pot may be legal in Washington state, but Kent police recently arrested a Puyallup man for driving under the influence because, he said, he had a green film on his tongue.
US prosecutors and other senior officials who spearheaded the war against drug cartels have quit their jobs to defend Colombian cocaine traffickers, saying their clients are not bad people and that United States drug policy is wrong. Senior former
The FBI is now investigating six former Philadelphia narcotics officers, according to police. In December, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams wrote a letter to Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey stating that the testimony of the six officer
AS NEW year fireworks crackle and boom amid the neon beside the Yalu river, a small boat inches silently across the stretch of water that forms the border with North Korea.
By A. Melvin McDonald | 2 comments I was a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney's office from 1970-1974. I served seven years as a Maricopa County Superior Court judge after leaving the County Attorney’s office. In 1981, I was appointed b
There’s a chance Denver will opt out of legalized marijuana despite voters in the city overwhelmingly approving its legalization. The city council argues while a majority of Denver voters said yes to the amendment, it was in an effort to decriminaliz
In this 25 minute interview Judge Napolitano speaks about Libertarianism, Drug War, Israel, Progressive Era, Gun Control, etc.
As the underlying rationale for the war on drugs falls apart, some may wonder whether Latin America is really prepared to push back against Washington’s militaristic approach toward marijuana trafficking.
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The US continues to militarize all of Latin America, spending enormous amounts of cash in order to prop up obedient regimes, train armies and militias, build new military bases, deploy more troops, and keep the military industrial complex fat ...
The crew members aboard the USS Underwood could see through their night goggles what was happening on the fleeing go-fast boat: Someone was dumping bales. When the Navy guided-missile frigate later dropped anchor in Panamanian waters on that sunny Au
Smokers, beware: tobacco penalties under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act could subject millions of smokers to fees costing thousands of dollars, making healthcare more expensive for them than Americans with other unhealthy habits. The Afford
The Drug Enforcement Administration is trying to access private prescription records of patients in Oregon without a warrant, despite a state law forbidding it from doing so. The case raises the question of whether the Fourth Amendment allows federal
4473 form? Yeah, the one that asks about the use of illegal drugs? Well, what about medical marijuana? Guess what -- there appears to be a rather strong presumption at the federal level that this is a disqualification for ownership of firearms!
The Arizona Dept of Public Safety, organized the raid, explained the aggressive tactics: “It’s a town that would like to secede and carry on its own life style. The people there strongly believe in an individual’s freedom, above all else.”
Under Greenlick’s proposal, smokers would be charged with a misdemeanor and face up to one year’s imprisonment and a $6,250 fine for being caught with a cigarette or any of the other Schedule III controlled substances, including ketamine, lysergic ac
Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor's prescription.
A chemist at a state crime lab tampered with drug evidence, authorities said in Massachusetts, where a chemist at another lab was accused last year of faking test results in a scandal that threw thousands of criminal cases into question.
A case that began with reports of suspicious activity in northeast Wisconsin forest land last spring may be headed for the US Supreme Court.
“I will not enforce an unconstitutional law against any citizen of Smith County,” insisted Sheriff Larry Smith. The sheriff wants his constituents to believe that he would refuse to participate in a federally mandated gun grab, but . . . .
The U.S. military is getting ready to send its elite troops to help in the fight against Mexico’s drug lords.
A new law bans driving under the influence of not just illegal drugs, alcohol and prescription painkillers, but all over-the-counter drugs as well, along with “any other chemical substance, natural or synthetic, which impairs a person’s ability to dr
ACLU filed suit against police department in 2010 for planting drugs on a Camden resident
An Arizona appellate court has ruled that the Yuma County sheriff must return marijuana that was seized from a woman with a California medical marijuana authorization honored by Arizona. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Ariz-rul
Mexican drug cartels are using money, drugs and sex to pay off corrupt U.S. Border Patrol agents in order to smuggle drugs and people into the United States, CBS News Investigative Correspondent, Sharyl Attkisson reports this weekend on CBS SUNDAY MO
As marijuana becomes legal in Colorado and Washington State, one of America's more tropical locales might be looking to do the same.
"OxyContin went from being the primary drug of abuse for 36% of prescription-drug misusers to just 13% about 21 months later." There were also some predictable negative consequences, like sending addicts back to street drugs like heroin.
A man says Vernal police disrupted an intimate moment of mourning with his deceased wife of 58 years when they searched his house for her prescription medication without a warrant within minutes of her death.
Kennedy left Washington two years ago and began traveling the country to see how legislation he spearheaded on mental health is being implemented. He’s become convinced that marijuana is as destructive as alcohol and tobacco