Latest Drug policy of the United States Stories

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.

2008-07-17 00:00:35

Regarding Bill Steigerwald's column about the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's 35th birthday ("35 years of drug war failure," July 13 and PghTrib.com), the primary hiring criterion for DEA agents is ignorance.

2008-07-08 09:01:10

Text of report in English by Seychelles Nation newspaper website on 5 July [Unattributed report: "Cares War on Drugs Gains Momentum"] Care [Campaign for Awareness, Resilience and Education] is mobilising people in all sectors of the community to be part of the war on drugs, Noella Gontier, the organization's director, has said.

2008-05-28 03:00:00

By Barrington, Kyle Abstract Illegal drug use and abuse by the nation's secondary school students is a continuing public health issue and this is especially true for students living in rural, low-income areas where access to intervention and treatment services is often limited.

2008-05-14 10:55:00

A variety of middle-class people are making a conscious but careful choice to use marijuana to enhance their leisure activities, a University of Alberta study shows.

2007-06-25 12:04:15

ST. LOUIS, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and local Missouri experts urged parents today to take action against the latest drug abuse trend among teens: abuse of prescription drugs to get high.

2006-12-21 11:55:00

Soldiers trying to seize control of one Mexico's top drug-producing regions found the countryside teeming with a new hybrid marijuana plant that can be cultivated year-round and cannot be killed with herbicides.

2006-05-03 21:54:59

By Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - In a surprise reversal, Mexican President Vicente Fox will not sign a widely criticized reform to decriminalize the possession of small quantities of marijuana, cocaine and heroin, his office said on Wednesday.

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