Latest Drug policy of the United States Stories

2008-09-12 15:05:00

Mexican drug cartels, finding it harder to smuggle in marijuana, are growing more of their crops in the United States, officials say.

2008-09-12 06:00:23

By Judy Keen CHICAGO -- Mexican drug cartels are stepping up marijuana cultivation in U.S. national parks and on other public land, endangering visitors and damaging the environment, law enforcement and National Park Service officials say.

2008-09-06 00:00:04

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Cocaine and methamphetamine use among young adults declined significantly last year as supplies dried up, leading to higher prices and reduced purity, the government reports.

2008-09-05 09:00:04

By Bob Deans Cox News Service WASHINGTON -- The generation that once celebrated sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll as a rite of passage is carrying substance abuse into retirement, says a U.S. government survey released Thursday.

2008-09-05 06:00:23

By Janet Kornblum Teenagers and young adults are using fewer street drugs -- cocaine, heroin and marijuana -- than they did in 2002, says a government report out Thursday. Children ages 12 to 17 are using fewer prescription drugs for non-medical purposes.

2008-09-04 12:00:33

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Current illicit drug use among teens is continuing to decline, according to a new report by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released today.

2008-09-04 11:25:00

A U.S. agency said on Thursday that cocaine and methamphetamine use among young adults declined significantly last year while abuse of prescription pain drugs increased.

2008-08-24 09:00:35

A war we can't win Re "Struggling with the price of the pot fight," Roger Chesley op- ed, Aug. 16: Marijuana prohibition is a costly failure. Detectives Michael Phillips of Virginia Beach and Jarrod Shivers of Chesapeake did not die as heroes.

2008-08-14 06:00:46

By Janet Kornblum What is easier for a typical teen to get his hands on: a six-pack of beer or a bunch of prescription drugs? More teens now say it's easier for them to acquire prescription drugs -- usually powerful painkillers -- than it is to buy beer, according to the 13th annual survey on attitudes about drug abuse, out today, from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University.

2008-08-06 12:00:57

By Lewis Griswold, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Aug. 6--The nation's drug czar chopped down marijuana plants growing deep inside the Sequoia National Forest in Tulare County on Tuesday.

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