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Teens Getting High a Little Less Often; No One Knows Why
P.S. marijuana is still cool, though
Weed-Smoking Teens 60 Percent Less Likely to Finish High School, Study Says
Long-running studies correlate suicide attempts and educational obstacles with marijuana use among teenagers
What Happens When Teens Smoke Pot?
A new study examines the social impacts of pot and alcohol use in this age group.
High Times...With the Federal Government?
A branch of the NIH is calling for eligible parties to grow marijuana for research
Drug Legalisation in the UK Is a Question of Time
After reform in the US and Europe, the chair of the UK’s inter-party drug policy group says change is inevitable
Is New York Too Corrupt for Medical Marijuana?
One co-sponsor of New York’s medical marijuana law warns the pot business could be vulnerable to pay-to-play politics
Police Burn 23 Tons of Marijuana in Albanian Village
Sacks of confiscated weed burned, spirals of smoke visible across Lazarat
Twelve Corpses Found in Pickup Truck in Mexico
The bodies were found in the restive northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, where violence has been on the rise since drug kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman was captured
Bananas Coke Bust Worth $17 Million
Customs officers in Montenegro found 250 kilograms of cocaine smuggled beneath a shipment of bananas
'Blow' Drug Trafficker George Jung Released From Jail
Jung belonged to the Medellín Cartel and so was involved with roughly 89 percent of the cocaine being smuggled into the U.S.
The Rise of Suburban Heroin Abuse
How the pharmaceutical industry has driven heroin deep into the suburbs
In a quest for economic growth, Native American reservations may become the next governments in the U.S. to legalize marijuana
Meet the First Food Truck That Can Legally Get You Stoned
The Samich Truck will offer its customers “four-star-quality food items infused with 30 to 100 mg of THC” in states where weed is legal
Club Drug Ketamine Might Hold the Key to Treating Depression Overnight
Researchers say a new drug could lift mood significantly within a day
Authorities Discover Two Drug Tunnels with Rail Systems
A 73-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the discovery of the tunnels, which ran from Mexico to the United States and were used for smuggling
16 and Stoned
Latin America is fed up with deadly drug wars and ready to try anything—even a reality show
Eric Holder Moves Against Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentencing
The Attorney General wants only “serious” traffickers to get toughest punishment
Cocaine Usage Way Down, but Marijuana Picks Up the Slack
RAND estimates about 6 million Americans smoked daily or near daily
Who’s Fighting Your Drug Wars?
Soldiers are caught in the crossfire as the battle lines shift to Central America
The Man Who Could Take Over Mexico's Biggest Cartel
“The fall of its leader won’t affect its operations. It will be business as usual,” said an expert on the Sinaloa cartel
Mexican Drug Lord Guzman Captured in Mexico
Guzman runs the powerful Sinaloa cartel, which has been fighting a brutal war with other gangs over turf and drug-trafficking routes to the U.S.
China Forgives and Forgets
Why is China suddenly cozying up to its nemesis? Are they preparing for war?
Big Data on Campus
Crunching numbers will finally let students and their parents get smart about picking a college
Banks Won't Get Busted for Dealing With Pot Vendors
The Justice Department issues guidelines for banks on how to handle clients that sell drugs
The Story Behind the Story of Rob Ford Smoking Crack
Pictures of the mayor of Toronto smoking crack cocaine were shown on an i-Pad in a car park at a late night rendezvous
Embrace the Purple Tomato
American consumers want to know if their food has been genetically altered, but the food industry says it knows what’s good for them
Why Adam Lanza Killed Those 20 Children
The answer to the last, great mystery about the massacre last year at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been in plain sight for years
He might be the best basketball player you’ve never heard of, but hoops isn’t why you need to hear Johnny Neumann’s story of weed, women, rebellion and homework
Rev Up Your REM
You can be more productive by teaching yourself to have lucid dreams – unless that sounds like a nightmare to you
Wall Street's Reefer Madness
Even National Geographic has a section on its website devoted to “marijuana gold rush videos”