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U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy

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  • Drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske calls for more access to heroin antidote

    Drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske calls for more access to heroin antidote
    WASHINGTON — White House drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske on Tuesday called for making naloxone, a drug that has been highly effective at reversing heroin overdoses, more widely available to emergency-care providers and other first responders....
  • Legalized Marijuana Makes Drugged-Driving Study High Priority

     
    Whether you think the grass is always greener on the side where weed is allowed or fear the whole country will go to pot, legalized recreational marijuana has taken root in the U.S. As it spreads to more states, questions......
  • Roots of pot cultivation in national forests are hard to trace

    Roots of pot cultivation in national forests are hard to trace
    WELDON, Calif. — A few minutes after 4 a.m., agents in camouflage cluster in a dusty field in Kern County. "Movement needs to be slow, deliberate and quiet," the team leader whispers. "Lock and load now." They check their ammunition and assault...
  • Maryland can prevent overdose deaths

    With epidemic rates of prescription opioid and heroin deaths in Maryland, families are demanding easier access to the antidote that could save the lives of their loved ones. Naloxone is used safely to reverse the effects of heroin and prescription...
  • 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...
  • White House drug czar, nation's leaders in Orlando for Rx-drug abuse summit

    White House drug czar, nation's leaders in Orlando for Rx-drug abuse summit
    Hundreds of representatives from the public and private sector are in Orlando for an inaugural prescription drug abuse summit, which included keynote presentations Tuesday from the White House drug czar and a top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration...
  • The White House Program to Address Popular Petitions is Pretty Lame

    The White House Program to Address Popular Petitions is Pretty Lame
    "We the people," is one of the most sacred phrases in the American lexicon, right up there with "Play ball!" "In God we trust," and "Hi, my name is X and I'm an alcoholic." It heralds a revolutionary dispersal of power from the mighty to the many, and any...
  • Chicago tops U.S. for arrestees on drugs

    About 83 percent of men arrested in Chicago last year tested positive for illegal drugs, according to a federal study that put Chicago at the top of 10 major U.S. cities. That percentage is actually somewhat lower than in years past, the study by the...
  • 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...
  • There's DNA in that weed you're smoking, and people are tracking it

    There's DNA in that weed you're smoking, and people are tracking it
    Warning: The dope you are smoking can now be identified by its DNA. Heather Coyle’s new marijuana DNA database at the University of New Haven can tell if a particular fragment of pot is the “White Widow” strain, “Skunk Number...
  • High Concept: How Close is Connecticut to Legalizing Medical Marijuana?

    High Concept: How Close is Connecticut to Legalizing Medical Marijuana?
    In the last High Concept you said that the crackdown on California dispensaries was a federal matter — but I thought the Obama administration was all for medical marijuana. What gives? I recently signed a petition supporting marijuana legalization...