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WASHINGTON — For more than a decade, conservative Orange County Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has formed an unusual alliance with liberals on an unexpected topic — the defense of marijuana. Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) and his allies have so far...
Despite efforts by law enforcement and public health officials to curb prescription drug abuse, drug-related deaths in the United States have continued to rise, the latest data show. Figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
L.A. NOWState 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....
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...
World NowPeru 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.....
Brand XProposition 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, âJust Say Noâ sloganeering and a federal dr...
L.A. NOWThe nationâs 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...
Opinion L.A.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 --...
La PlazaThe 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...
Booster ShotsThe 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......
A group of alleged Black Guerrilla Family members met last December to discuss a robbery with a confidential source, who, unbeknownst to them, was working with the Drug Enforcement Administration. The price of cocaine in Baltimore City at that moment...
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The News & ObserverA nonprofit program credited with reducing prescription drug overdose deaths by 69 percent in one North Carolina county is going statewide this year with a $2.6 million grant from state and private sources. Community Care of North Carolina will...
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