Illegal Drugs

BOSTON | Surgeon General: Federal drug classification needs changes

BOSTON — The nation’s drug classification system should be revisited but illegal drugs shouldn’t simply be decriminalized nationwide, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams told a gathering of police leaders focused on the opioids crisis Thursday in Boston. “Our scheduling system is functioning, but not as ideally as it could,” he said of the federal schedule … Continue reading BOSTON | Surgeon General: Federal drug classification needs changes

Colorado News: DENVER, Joint Statement of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Denver Field Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration regarding the City and County of Denver’s Proposal to Create Supervised Locations to Inject Heroin and Other Illegal Drugs

DENVER, Co. – The Denver City Council recently passed an ordinance that proposes establishing supervised use sites, where drug users would be allowed to lawfully inject heroin and other illegal drugs in a facility operated by a governmental organization or a nonprofit. This proposal still has a number of steps to go before it becomes … Continue reading Colorado News: DENVER, Joint Statement of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Denver Field Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration regarding the City and County of Denver’s Proposal to Create Supervised Locations to Inject Heroin and Other Illegal Drugs

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Devon Horne Pleads Guilty to Possessing Illegal Drugs while on Supervised Release for a Prior Drug Conviction

PITTSBURGH,PA – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Devon Horne, age 31, pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak to one count, and he admitted violating the terms of his supervised … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Devon Horne Pleads Guilty to Possessing Illegal Drugs while on Supervised Release for a Prior Drug Conviction

MANILA, Philippines | Arrested senator and Duterte critic: ‘Democracy lost today’

MANILA, Philippines  — President Rodrigo Duterte‘s fiercest critic in Congress was arrested Tuesday after the president revoked his 2011 amnesty for a failed coup attempt and revived rebellion charges against him in an unprecedented legal move the senator called a blow to democracy. Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV walked out of the Senate, where he had … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | Arrested senator and Duterte critic: ‘Democracy lost today’

Oklahoma News: Five Arrests Made After Interdicting Packages Containing Illegal Narcotics

Oklahoma – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma, Trent Shores, announced his office’s participation in Operation Big Delivery, a week long interdiction of illegal drugs, spearheaded by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. The United States Attorney’s Office worked with the United States Postal Inspector, the Tulsa Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Five Arrests Made After Interdicting Packages Containing Illegal Narcotics

ST. PAUL, Minn | Lawmakers debate opioid taxes as states grapple with crisis

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Facing a rising death toll from drug overdoses, state lawmakers across the country are testing a strategy to boost treatment for opioid addicts: Force drug manufacturers and their distributors to pay for it. Bills introduced in at least 15 states would impose taxes or fees on prescription painkillers. Several of … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | Lawmakers debate opioid taxes as states grapple with crisis

AP FACT CHECK: Past anti-drug campaigns show little success

October 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) President Donald Trump is promising a “massive advertising campaign” as part of his administration’s response to the worst drug crisis in U.S. history, but past marketing efforts have shown few results and experts say other measures could be far more effective in curbing the current epidemic. Trump declared the country’s opioid … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Past anti-drug campaigns show little success

Potential Blockbuster Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease Stands Out Among Medical Cannabis Companies

NEW YORK, July 25, 2017(STL.NEWS)–Changes in public opinion regarding cannabis have greatly fueled the fire blazing under the red-hot state-legalized marijuana market. A recent Gallup poll shows that 60 percent of Americans now support the legalization of marijuana[1], while another report shows that marijuana sales jumped an incredible 30 percent in North America in 2016 … Continue reading Potential Blockbuster Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease Stands Out Among Medical Cannabis Companies