War on drugs
Fentanyl overdose deaths more than tripled over past few years
A CDC report has found that between 2016 and 2021 deaths from fentanyl-related overdoses rose from 5.7 deaths per 100,000 people to 21.6.
Washington governor forces lawmakers to reconsider drug crime bill
The Washington Legislature could not reach a compromise on statewide drug laws during its last day of session in April, prompting a special session.
We Need to Rethink Who Delivers Drug Prevention Programs
Rather than police, teachers or mental health professionals should deliver drug prevention programs.
Mexican Cartel Pleads for Forgiveness Over Fears U.S. Will Send Troops
Cartel members handed over five men alleging they were responsible for a kidnapping and said they had broken rules about respecting the lives of the innocent.
We've Turned the Guns on Ourselves in the War on Drugs
If I told you that in 2023, America will have rid itself of heroin, you'd probably assume this is a good thing. In this case, it isn't welcome news. Fentanyl—a much more powerful, more deadly drug—is taking heroin's place.
Marjorie Taylor Greene says you can get fentanyl poisoning from car doors
Medical professor Kelly E. Dunn told Newsweek there is "no empirical or clinical evidence" to show that touching fentanyl could lead to poisoning.
Mexican Military Hack Deepens Suspicions of Cartel Collusion in Politics
Since President Biden took office, he has prioritized strengthening relations with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Marijuana reform advocate predicts "long slog" deciding pardon eligibility
Officials said ahead of Biden's pardon directive announcement that full data is not yet available of those who have been convicted of simple possession.
Kratom vs. CBD: Key Differences Between the Herbal Drugs Taking Over U.S.
Kratom, an herbal drug that is gaining popularity in the U.S., is similar to CBD in many ways but affects different parts of the brain.
Over $3M in Fentanyl Found in Spare Tire, Gas Tank During Massive Drug Bust
"Our agents prevented these dangerous narcotics from reaching our communities," Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke said
Duterte Wants To 'Kill 3 Or 5 Drug Lords' Before Stepping Down
Over 6,000 people have been killed since July 2016 in the Filipino president's war on drugs
Over $4 Million Worth of Meth Found Hidden Inside Tractor-Trailer
"Large-scale seizures, such as this one, exemplify our mission priorities in securing the border," Laredo Port of Entry Director Alberto Flores said.
Fentanyl Surge Started and Peaked Under Trump Despite GOP Blaming Biden
Republican lawmakers have tacked blame for the surge in fentanyl seizures on Biden, but the issue was brewing months before he took office.
Mexican Drug Cartels Turn to IEDs to Use Against Army as Drug War Rages On
A self-defense movement in a western Mexican city said the Jalisco New Generation Cartel has started using homemade explosive devices in its attacks.
The Coming Middle East Narco Wars
The Captagon drug trade not only facilitates Bashar al-Assad's atrocities against the Syrian people, but could also create further instability through the widespread proliferation of amphetamine usage in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.
Weed Helped Man Who Hated Exercise Become Ultra-Marathon Runner
In his new book "Runner's High," Josiah Hesse delves into the subculture of amateur and elite athletes who use cannabis for exercise.
Detroit Votes To Decriminalize Drugs Like Magic Mushrooms
The latest move comes as scientists around the world investigate the potential therapeutic applications of such substances.
Where Magic Mushrooms Are Decriminalized in the U.S. As Detroit Set to Vote
Detroit could join a handful of other jurisdictions around the United States that have taken steps to loosen regulatory restrictions on psychoactive mushrooms.
20 Years After the War on Terror Started
Twenty years after President George. W. Bush's infamous Sept. 20 speech to a frightened nation, the war on terrorism continues to this very day.
Psychedelics May Treat the Post-COVID Mental Health Crisis
We need to stop treating psychedelics as illicit recreational drugs and go back to looking at them in the same way we did before the war on drugs started.
How the Olympic Cannabis Ban Is Linked to the U.S. War on Drugs
A U.S. sprinter has been suspended from this year's Olympic games because of a cannabis test—but why is cannabis disallowed?
'War on Drugs' Hasn't Translated to Success in Combating Opioid Crisis
Representative Bob Latta and Annie Kuster explain the causes and possible solutions ongoing opioid crisis in the U.S. that has grown worse during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Black Entrepreneurs Are 'Going Green' With Cannabis Companies
Historically, drug laws have had a particularly harmful impact on the Black community, but now more Black-owned cannabis companies are opening as marijuana legalization spreads through the country.
The Right Path Forward on Drug Policy Under Biden-Harris
Over the last several years, the marijuana industry has mounted a multi-million-dollar campaign to persuade the public that marijuana is safe, all the while saturating the market with new, extremely high potency products.
Federal Legalization of Marijuana Would Be a Tragic Mistake
Legislators ought to vote 'no' on the MORE Act now before Congress.
Smugglers Used Helicopter to Ferry Guns and Marijuana From U.S. To Canada
Detectives seized a stash which included 18 handguns, more than 800 marijuana plants and 14 ounces of what they suspect is cocaine.
Mass shooting leaves 7 dead at California marijuana factory
Police seize marijuana haul worth up to $5 million dollars, say massacre features hallmark of a planned attack.
Debate: Should We Legalize Marijuana?
Major Neill Franklin (Ret.) of Law Enforcement Action Partnership debates Dr. Kevin Sabet of Smart Approaches to Marijuana.
Legalizing Pot Is a Catastrophic Mistake
We must not be duped by the false promises of Big Marijuana.
Legalization Is the Only Way to Improve the Criminal Justice System
The War on Drugs has been an abject failure.