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  • Heroin, opioid users could be forced into treatment under new bill.

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - People struggling with heroin addiction and other opioids could be hospitalized against their will under a bill proposed by a Washington state lawmaker. The measure would expand the current Involuntary Treatment Act by including...
  • Confessions of an EBay opium addict

    Columbus Day almost killed me. I woke up avalanched under a junkyard of pain, my body a trap of torn nerves and trashed organs. An oily rash of sweat had soaked through my pillow and into the mattress. I was coughing, confused and crazy with...
  • US Government Research Weed Looks Nothing Like the Real Thing--Why?

    Marijuana the US Government uses for research and testing holds little in common with the real cannabis that would grow if you planted the cannabis seeds yourself. Why?
  • Medical Marijuana Doctors Want to Put Weed in Your Butt

    Scientists are continually turning up new medical uses for marijuana, but they’ve yet to come up with a truly safe way to put it in our bodies. Dosage is hard to control in edibles, the potency of weed concentrates is unwieldy, and smoking pot is...
  • The US Skies are "Pot Friendlier" Than Anyone Would Have Thought

    Marijuana is legal now in eight states and medical marijuana is legal in 28. That’s a lot of places where at least some people can possess the demon weed. But what if you’re in one of those places and you want to fly elsewhere? If pot is legal,...
  • MDMA May Be A Viable Treatment For Tinnitus

    A scientific study in New Zealand has completed trials with the goal of proving that tinnitus, a condition characterized by uncontrollable ringing in the ears, can be cured using MDMA, a common rave and party drug. According to Stuff,...
  • Door-Busting Drug Raids Leave a Trail of Blood

    CORNELIA, Ga. — This town on the edge of the Appalachians has fewer than 5,000 residents, but the SWAT team was outfitted for war. At 2:15 a.m. on a moonless night in May 2014, 10 officers rolled up a driveway in an armored Humvee, three of...
  • Physicians are Shunning Chronic Pain Patients, Study Suggests

    Chronic pain patients are not only having problems getting opioid medication, most are finding it hard just finding a doctor willing to treat their pain, according to a new survey. Nearly 3,400 patients, doctors and healthcare providers responded...
  • Is Mental Illness the Rule Rather than the Exception?

    When we hear about the number of people who struggle with psychiatric disorders, the most common quote is 1 in 5 for any given year. This statistic comes from several reports over the years issued by the Surgeon General’s office and the…
  • Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits

    House Speaker Paul Ryan proudly unveiled new legislation Sunday that would allow states to require unemployed Americans seeking welfare cash assistance to first pass a drug test. The White House says President Donald Trump will sign it into law

Culture

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - A family physician believes those in his position should be trained to fight the battle...
CHICAGO (AP) _ A hospital system’s study of Chicago neighborhoods finds wide health disparities, including with...
PARIS (AP) - Blood tests determined Sunday that a suspected Islamic extremist consumed drugs and alcohol before a...
American teenagers are growing less likely to try drugs — and smartphones may be the reason. Faced with evidence...

Health

Justice & Law

  1. Chicago nabs dozens in 'Traveling Vice Lords' gang linked to coke, meth and heroin

    CHICAGO — Law enforcement authorities say they arrested more than three dozen suspects late Thursday and early Friday morning in raids targeting the heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine trade on Chicago’s West Side— an area hard hit by a...
  2. New York women arrested in Missouri cigarette scheme.

    FORISTELL, Mo. (AP) _ Authorities say two New York women who were arrested in eastern Missouri after jumping out a second-story motel window and running half-naked across Interstate 70 are suspected in a black market cigarette scheme....
  3. Police Inspector and Son Arrested on £700,000 in Drugs Charges

    A “dishonest and manipulative” West Yorkshire police inspector who was found with £700,000 of drugs at his home has been jailed for 26 years. Keith Boots, 55, who was responsible for disposing of seized drugs for West Yorkshire Police,...
  4. Billions In Drug Dealers’ Illegal Amazon Gold ‘Laundered’ Through Miami Refinery, Feds Say

    In a zeal to hide cocaine profits, South American traffickers have funneled billions of dollars of illegally mined Amazon gold to a Miami metals refinery in what federal authorities say amounts to a massive money-laundering scheme. The...
  5. United Kingdom - Decriminalise personal drug use to free up prison space', say Lib Dems

    Party believes criminalisation of low level users is behind jail overcrowding Possession of all drugs for personal use should be decriminalised in order to tackle overcrowding in British prisons, the Liberal Democrats have urged....

Medical Marijuana

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Politics

  1. Missouri senator queries drug makers on opioid sales plans.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill is seeking marketing information, sales records and studies from manufacturers of the top-selling opioid products in the United States to determine whether drugmakers have...
  2. House representatives pull healthcare bill ahead of vote.

    WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan sensationally pulled his Obamacare repeal bill from the floor Friday, a day after President Donald Trump had threatened to walk away from health care reform if he didn’t get a vote. After a dramatic...
  3. Republicans may cut essential health benefits to pass Trumpcare.

    The road to ‘meaningless coverage’? In a last-minute bid to get their health care bill passed, House Republicans are considering killing federal regulations that require insurers to cover basic health services, such as maternity care,...
  4. The Philippines Now Wants to Legalize Medical Marijuana

    President Rodrigo Duterte is known worldwide for his zero-tolerance policy on drugs. He is responsible for bringing forth one of the bloodiest drug wars in modern history, complete with full permission for police and regular citizens to...
  5. Australia’s war on drugs is failing. We must change course

    Medical experts are calling the recent spate of drug overdoses a "public health emergency", and demonising drug users will only fuel the problem, writes Jill Stark. If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over...

Weird News

Drug-addicted parrots are locked in a vicious feud with Indian farmers as the birds plunder poppy fields for their next opium fix. The parrots perch in wait while farm workers slit open flower pods to help the morphine-rich crop ripen. The birds...
Rats could have damaged packets of marijuana, says GRP. Rats are not known to consume marijuana, or quaff liquor, but in Nagpur they apparently do. At least, that’s what the Nagpur Government Railway Police would have you believe. According to...
WAUSAU, Wis. -- A Wisconsin woman was arrested for allegedly spiking her boss' coffee to make him forget about the money she owed him. Karen Zenner, 56, was charged on Thursday with one felony count of putting foreign objects in food. Zenner...
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A substitute teacher at a Lexington 2 high school was so intoxicated that she threw up on the floor of the classroom and had to be taken to Lexington Medical Center, according to an incident report. The Lexington...
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