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Gil Kerlikowske

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  • Cover story: No on 19

     
    Proposition 19 is poorly thought out, badly crafted and replete with loopholes and contradictions. Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug in the United States. Seventy years of criminal prohibition, “Just Say No” sloganeering and a federal dr...
  • Legalizing marijuana in California not the answer to drug war, federal official says

     
    The nation’s drug czar traveled to California to highlight his contention that legalizing marijuana is not the answer to a drug war he acknowledged has not succeeded. Instead, Gil Kerlikowske stressed what he called a middle way: increased prevention...
  • Proposition 19: Russian reefer madness

     
    Besides George Soros, the marijuana legalization measure on California's Nov. 2 ballot has won itself few friends in high places. The Obama administration's position is nay, and just about every Democrat and Republican running for statewide office --...
  • White House: Cocaine market in U.S. under 'stress'

     
    The cocaine market in the United States is under "significant stress," reports the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy. Cocaine production has dropped in Colombia due to recent eradication efforts, putting stress on the U.S. market in...
  • Actors from HBO's 'The Wire' take part in drug panel

     
    Wendell Pierce, Sonja Sohn and Jim True-Frost (aka Bunk, Kima and Prez) participated in a Justice Department panel Tuesday on drug abuse, families and at-risk children. It is part of an initiative launched by Attorney General Eric Holder and announced...
  • Plan calls for pain-pill prescribers to get better educated

     
    Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in United States, according to the Food and Drug Administration. To help curb it, the agency announced Monday a new risk management plan that would require manufacturers of long-lasting and...
  • White House: Peru displaces Colombia as top cocaine producer

     
    Peru has regained its former distinction as the world’s top cocaine producer, according to an annual White House report issued Monday that said Colombia’s output fell sharply last year, putting the former leader in third place behind Bolivia.....
  • White House adds Harford County to federal drug task force

    After years of seeking assistance in combatting its growing drug problem, Harford County won approval Monday to join a regional task force that will direct additional federal resources to the county's drug interdiction effort, the White House announced...
  • Lawmakers, law enforcers urge Scott to back drug database

    Lawmakers, law enforcers urge Scott to back drug database
    Before he was even sworn into office, Gov. Rick Scott abolished the state agency tasked with reducing substance abuse and canned Florida's drug czar. Early this month, he stunned legislators and law enforcement when he proposed eliminating Florida's...
  • California Voters Reject Legalization Of Marijuana

    California Voters Reject Legalization Of Marijuana
    California voters defied their trendsetting image Tuesday and rejected a ballot measure that would have made their state the first in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use and sales. Proposition 19, a ballot initiative also known as the...
  • Rx for Danger: White House drug czar says Florida needs prescription-drug monitoring program

    Rx for Danger: White House drug czar says Florida needs prescription-drug monitoring program
    When White House drug czar Gil Kerlikowske recently toured Appalachia, he met with 14 imprisoned women who were in drug treatment, 13 of whom were being treated for prescription-drug use. Kerlikowske asked the women how many had been to Florida to get...