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  • Obama considers easing up federal marijuana regulation

    Obama considers easing up federal marijuana regulation
    WASHINGTON — President Obama and a key Senate Democrat said Friday they were willing to consider relaxing federal enforcement of the laws against marijuana for those who possess small amounts of the drug. They were reacting to new voter-approved...
  • Legal drugs, deadly outcomes

    Legal drugs, deadly outcomes
    Terry Smith collapsed face-down in a pool of his own vomit. Lynn Blunt snored loudly as her lungs slowly filled with fluid. Summer Ann Burdette was midway through a pear when she stopped breathing. Larry Carmichael knocked over a lamp as he fell...
  • 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.....
  • More Californians driving high than drunk on weekends, study says

     
    State officials are warning against "drugged driving" after a statewide survey found that drugs that can affect driving in one of every seven weekend nighttime motorists -- nearly twice as many drivers as has alcohol in their system....
  • Teen Drug Use Survey Seen as 'Warning Sign'

    Teen Drug Use Survey Seen as 'Warning Sign'
    The federal government's annual report of kids’ alcohol and drug abuse seems reassuring: Compared with earlier in the decade, use of hallucinogens was down in 2008, marijuana use was way down, and use of methamphetamines was way, way down. But...
  • Study: Teen marijuana use on the rise

    Study: Teen marijuana use on the rise
    Smoking marijuana is becoming even more popular among U.S. teens, and they have cut down on smoking cigarettes, binge drinking and using methamphetamines, according to a federal survey released earlier this month. More teens also are getting high on...
  • Prescription Drug Alert!

    Prescription Drug Alert!
    Michael Jackson's death puts the world of prescription drug abuse into the spotlight, again. Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Heath Ledger and Anna Nicole Smith are just a few who have died due to mixing prescription drugs. And now it seems Michael Jackson...
  • Prescription drugs laid to waste

    LA CRESCENTA — Area residents this weekend were given a chance to dispose of unused prescription drugs as federal officials work to curb a growing abuse problem. During the national "Take-Back" event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency...
  • Kids and drugs: Worrisome signs, here and on the horizon

     
    The federal government's annual report of kids' alcohol and drug abuse and attitudes about that abuse seems reassuring enough: Compared with that of recent years, marijuana use is down, use of hallucinogens is way down and use of methamphetamine is......