While the US has made some great strides toward better drug policy?in the form of medical marijuana and the socio-economic miracle that is Colorado and Washington?s pot legalization?it?s we are far behind much of the rest of the world when it comes t
Cop watcher, Jake D, was out conducting police officer accountability Sunday night when he came upon an Arlington, TX police officer double parked.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address in January to what he called Vermont's "full-blown heroin crisis.
Prior to her surprise Emmy win on Monday night, Sarah Silverman made another contribution to this year's Emmy's carpet when she side-stepped Giuliana Rancic's mani-cam during an awkward interview and ultimately revealed a vaporizer pen for smoking ma
In theory, putting a defendant on probation instead of sending him or her straight to prison gives the defendant an opportunity to rehabilitate. Defendants who do not behave well would be sent to prison to finish their sentence or given a new sentenc
The World Health Organization (WHO) called for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors, in the latest bid to control the booming new market.
You can't access darknet markets using a normal browser. It's a natural place for an uncensored drugs marketplace, as it is for whistleblower websites and political dissidents, which use it to keep their visitors hidden.
One day while I was at work and there was no one in the house, this young man brought a friend and another person into my home and sold the stranger a couple of grams of marijuana. This other person (buyer) turned out to be an undercover cop. The fol
Given that CADCA is dedicated to protecting society from dangerous drugs, the event that day had a curious sponsor: Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of Oxy-Contin, the highly addictive painkiller that nearly ruined Kennedy?s congressional career and h
The state of emergency authorizes public health officials to investigate stores and quarantine the product, and Hassan directed the officials to work with local police departments to do so. "These products pose a serious threat to public health,
Drugs to transform individuals?and even, by implication, society. Drug research going far beyond the usual brief descriptions of MKULTRA. The intention is there, in the record.
The Drug Enforcement Agency reportedly paid an Amtrak secretary more than $850,000 to snoop on passengers, even though they could have had the information for free.
Police arrested a man after they approached him, suspecting that his physique constituted reasonable suspicion of steroid use. During a field interview their suspicion grew after the man allegedly was reluctant to answer questions.
New survey data from Colorado indicate that marijuana legalization so far has not led to an increase in pot smoking by teenagers, as prohibitionists warned it would.
The DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) refuses to consider the hundreds of independent international studies that prove cannabis or marijuana in various forms is a valid and safe medicine.
In the latest edition of The New Yorker, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell asks why old-school crime families used to be able to integrate into mainstream society, while drug dealers and their descendants today cannot.
We considered whether it would be best for Washington to hold back while the states continued experimenting with legalizing medicinal uses of marijuana, reducing penalties, or even simply legalizing all use. Nearly three-quarters of the states have d
People in the United States, a country in which painkillers are routinely overprescribed, now consume more than 84 percent of the entire worldwide supply of oxycodone and almost 100 percent of hydrocodone opioids.
A Colorado task force charged with tightening controls on marijuana edibles unveiled proposed rules on Friday to limit potency levels, require clearer labeling and assure that children cannot get their hands on pot-infused confections.
Officer Lancaster was staggering drunk that night. Lancaster eventually admitted violating several departmental rules and was disciplined. But he remains an officer, was never charged with drunken driving, and the officers who did not charge him were
Tempe is the first city in Arizona to ban e-cigarette use in public areas. The ordinance mirrors regulation of tobacco cigarettes. E-cigarette users will no longer be able to light up in restaurants, bars or other enclosed public places.
The Seattle Police Department has reassigned an officer who single-handedly issued about 80 percent of the marijuana tickets handed out in the city during the first half of this year, authorities said on Wednesday.
In addition to being an engine of misery, corruption, and bloodshed, the War on Drugs should be seen as a multi-tiered criminal enterprise.
Rev. Bud Green, 49, said a group of anarchists "who do stuff like this for the thrill of it" emailed him after he posted about a pro-weed blog on the Fourth of July, asking what they could do to help his "cause."
6 Philadelphia Police Dept.'s narcotics unit have been federally indicted, charged with using robbery, kidnapping and other tactics to shake down more than a half-million dollars worth of cash, property and drugs from suspected drug dealers.
While shopping with her husband in Quincy, Florida, on July 19, 2010, Mickey Goodson stopped by a Winn-Dixie drugstore to pick up some allergy pills. The pharmacist on duty suggested she buy two boxes of Sudafed, which she did. Thus began Goodson's e
We have been discussing the growing support for the legalization of marijuana in the United States. Now, it is being reported that The New York Times will come out on Sunday in favor of legalization — a major endorsement for the movement.
"We recognize that this Congress is as unlikely to take action on marijuana as it has been on other big issues. But it is long past time to repeal this version of Prohibition."
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday filed an amendment in the Senate that would protect states that implement medical marijuana laws, as well as patients and physicians in those states, from federal prosecution.
CONCORD, NH – Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the signing of HB573, New Hampshire's Medical Marijuana law. However, the final version of the bill was disappointing. It excludes PTSD as a valid medical condition for which medical mariju