As pot is legalized in Canada, U.S. drug laws have never looked so absurd. Todd Owen, an officer in the Office of Field Operations, told Politico how border security plans on dealing with this development, and it’s extremely stupid. It turns out that when our border patrol agents aren’t locking up children, they’ll be…
This October, Canada will officially legalize the recreational use of pot. It will then be legal to use weed recreationally across the country, as well as in U.S. border states like Washington, Maine, and Vermont. Yet American border agents say they still plan on enforcing federal law barring any weed traveling across…
Depressing new numbers from the Center for Disease Control estimate that 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, a record high fueled by the ongoing opioid crisis and one that tops the number of yearly deaths at the peak of AIDS, from car crashes, and from guns.
A study released Wednesday by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health shows that workers in industries with higher risk of injury die of opiate overdoses at a rate five or six times higher than average workers. Lack of sick pay and job security is also a contributing factor.
Baltimore County resident Elizabeth Eden was in labor when her doctor informed her that she’d tested positive for opiates.
Today, New Jersey’s attorney general announced that all weed cases in municipal courts across the state would be adjourned until September or later. According to a letter to prosecutors acquired by NJ Advance Media, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal wrote that the move would allow his office time to provide “appropriate…
First up: a run-down of the first things we ever did wrong in the eyes of the law.
The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy ordering prosecutors to file charges on every single person who crosses the U.S. border without documents is draining resources used to combat illicit drug smuggling in southern California, a new report says.
Fourteen members of the Air Force tasked with guarding a nuclear weapons silo in Wyoming were disciplined as part of a drug ring at the base, according to records obtained by the Associated Press and published on Thursday.
Welcome to the opioid-fueled prison industrial complex.
Here is a tweet from the official account of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, one of the major unions representing members of the New York City Police Department:
Today is April 20— “4/20,” in street slang, a day on which the traditional writing of the date coincides with the number “420,” a number representing the total grams of marijuana in a pound. What does it mean for your kids?
Here’s a bit of good news as we recover from our State of the Union-induced hangovers: San Francisco will retroactively expunge thousands of residents’ marijuana convictions from their records, the city’s District Attorney announced Wednesday.
A curt travel advisory issued Thursday by the U.S. State Department told Americans not to visit five states in Mexico, all coastal areas the U.S. said has seen an uptick in violent gang-related drug crimes. Those states are Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Michoacán, Guerrero, and Colima.
Come Monday, recreational use of marijuana will be legal in California. Unless, of course, you’re going through one of the eight Border Patrol checkpoints in the Golden State.
Friday night dinner service at the Salvation Army is halfway over and the front window is fogged with the heat coming off the steam trays. A long stretch of mild weather in Iowa City has finally given over to the cold, and people are trickling outside in heavy layers to smoke and shoot the shit. Sarah Ziegenhorn and…
Donald Trump appealed to his late brother’s struggle with addiction while declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency Thursday afternoon, an issue he plans to tackle in part by employing “really tough, really big advertising,” telling kids in a very serious voice that drugs are “bad,” and allocating…
Gary Otte is scheduled to be executed by the state of Ohio on Wednesday. In what will likely be one of his last acts, he sent us the following essay.