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U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy

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  • 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...
  • Rx for Danger: Oxycodone crackdown drives addicts to other drugs

    Rx for Danger: Oxycodone crackdown drives addicts to other drugs
    For years, oxycodone reigned as the prescription drug of choice for dealers and abusers in Florida. The painkiller was so widely prescribed in the Sunshine State that just two years ago, 90 of the top 100 oxycodone-buying physicians in the nation were...
  • Will pot laws go up in smoke?

    Will pot laws go up in smoke?
    Judging from recent history, any young person who aspires to be president should be aware that certain attributes seem to be critical. You have to be male. You have to have an Ivy League degree. You have to have been a governor or senator. And, don't...
  • Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S., data show

    Propelled by an increase in prescription narcotic overdoses, drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States, a Times analysis of government data has found. Drugs exceeded motor vehicle accidents as a cause of death in 2009, killing...
  • 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...
  • White House says the war is working – the war on drugs

     
    The White House is asking for over $26 billion in 2012 to fight illegal drug use, world leaders say it won't help...
  • U.S., Mexican governments reject report calling for drug legalization

     
    The governments of the United States and Mexico promptly rejected this week the conclusions of a high-profile international report calling for the "legal regulation" of some drugs. In separate statements, the governments signaled that they would not...
  • The war on 'the war on drugs' [The conversation]

     
    With the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's "War on Drugs" Friday, many people seem to agree that the battle against “America’s public enemy No. 1” has failed. After the Global Commission on Drug Policy released its June...
  • Marijuana bill officially introduced to Congress by Ron Paul, Barney Frank

     
    Marijuana should be regulated by the state, not the federal government, says Ron Paul...