| Jun 19, 2012
| 9:32 PM
An array of sources on the subject of marijuana decriminalization. As always, feel free to add to this list in the comment thread. Marijuana Decriminalization & Its Impact on Use (an assortment of links to studies from the National Organization......
| Mar 12, 2012
| 11:06 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration couldn’t keep pace with the increasing number of people asking for copies of government documents, emails, photographs and more under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 10:18 AM
A company dubbed the “Walmart of Weed” is putting down roots in America’s capital city, sprouting further debate on marijuana — medical or otherwise.
Just a few miles from the White House and federal buildings, a company that...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 2:05 PM
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...
| May 10, 2012
| 6:40 AM
Beginning in the summer of 2011, 16 permanent pharmaceutical drop boxes were installed at law enforcement offices throughout Northern Michigan.
In less than one year, 780 pounds of pharmaceuticals have been collected in the permanent drop boxes, making...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 10:32 AM
About 72 percent of the people in the Somerset County Jail are repeat offenders, according to statistics released at the Somerset County Prison Board’s monthly meeting on Tuesday.
There were 107 people incarcerated in October, with an average...
| Sep 30, 2012
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...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 5:07 AM
Nostalgia rules as ‘The Artist,’ ‘Hugo’ dominate safe, predictable Academy Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nostalgia ruled at the Oscars, with the classic film homages “The Artist” and “Hugo” dominating...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 4:58 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 7:56 AM
Those looking to discard their prescription and over-the-counter drugs will now have a permanent drug drop-off box at the Charlevoix Police Department.
Over the last few years, Petoskey's Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, in coordination with many...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Prescription turn-in event targets youth drug abuse
To the editor:
An alarming number of Washington County youth are intentionally abusing prescription medications to get high.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has labeled...