| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Fewer adolescents think smoking pot is risky than a decade ago, but the use of other drugs, including “bath salts,” Ecstasy and tobacco, dropped in the same period, according to an annual nationwide survey.
The Monitoring the Future survey,...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
SAO PAULO, Brazil — As shoppers and businessmen pass by the 13-story office tower, a middle-aged man peers through a hole in a thick metal door, pulling back a heavy steel rod to allow in only members of the Movement of Housing for All.
| Apr 21, 2008
Today, Sullum and Stimson begin their Dust-Up by comparing drug decriminalization and legalization. Later in the week, they'll discuss drug-related violence, federal raids of marijuana dispensaries and more.
Prohibition didn't work then; it isn't working...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:08 PM
A dormant scandal over Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's alleged drug use flared anew Thursday when the city's police chief disclosed that a video purportedly showing Ford smoking crack cocaine had been recovered from a computer seized in a related drug probe....
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:36 AM
When Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg submitted “This Is the End” to the ratings board of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, the co-directors didn't just expect their raunchy Judgment Day comedy to be slapped with an NC-17 rating -- they...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Enjoy the All-Star Game.
Because when Tuesday's celebration of baseball's superstars is over, the process of suspending some of those same players for drug use will resume. It figures to be a slow, painful ordeal — one that could disrupt the...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Amanda Bynes has been using drugs, is consumed by paranoia and has spent $1.2 million in just a few months, the actress' parents said in court papers filed this week to take over their daughter's legal affairs.
Bynes' parents said they were "deeply...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Major League Baseball suspended Alex Rodriguez, the game's highest-paid player and active career home run leader, for using performance-enhancing drugs, reflecting Commissioner Bud Selig's determination to root out cheaters and impose stiff penalties as a...
| Oct 5, 2011
As California's top prescriber of narcotic painkillers and other commonly abused drugs, Dr. Nazar Al Bussam made hundreds of thousands of dollars feeding the addictions of strung-out patients who packed into his offices in Downey and Los Angeles,...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:06 PM
As many people who knew him suspected, the fiery death of the young journalist Michael Hastings in a single car crash was the result of tragic circumstances, not a government plot to get rid of an inconvenient truth teller.
As my colleagues Andrew...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped sharply in the last 25 years, according to a new study.
The percentage of the U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs such as cocaine and marijuana dropped to 3.5% last year, from 13.6% in 1988,...