States Ban Exotic Drug: Mexico’s ‘Magic Mint’

by Chris Hawley – Jun. 22, 2009 12:00 AM Republic Mexico City Bureau “Several U.S. states have restricted salvia sales, and lawmakers in other states, including Arizona, are trying to do the same. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is conducting a study to decide whether it should be banned nationwide, as it has been in … Read more

Preventing Drug Overdose, Saving Lives

“We are used to hearing about drug overdoses in the context of fast-lane inhabiting film and music stars. But in fact, deaths from drug overdoses have been rising and have reached crisis levels in our country. A newly-released report by the Drug Policy Alliance documents the extent of the problem: drug overdose is now the … Read more

Teenage Drinking Linked To Early Drug Use

“The earlier teenagers start drinking, the more likely they are to start experimenting with drugs and will eventually move on to harder substances. ‘Drug use at a young age is risk-taking behavior,’ they said. ‘Initially, that’s having a few cans. So if you have your first few cans at 12 or 13, your next risk-taking … Read more

Privacy and Dignity Laws

” – A Truck Driver’s letter to his elected officials: I am a Truck Driver and according to the law provided by the DOT (which effects every city, county, state, and international area on the North American Continent… yes your area too), I may be subject to have a drug test where the testing facility … Read more

New drug Czar Says War on Drugs a National Health Issue

“The office may only be 20 years old, but the war it has waged was declared four decades ago, when President Richard Nixon outlined the federal government’s illegal drug prohibition campaign. No one claims the war has been won. While fewer high school seniors say they’ve been offered marijuana or amphetamines than they were a … Read more

Psychemedics Corporation Announces Sales & Marketing Agreement with Bupa in UK

News Release PSYCHEMEDICS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES SALES & MARKETING AGREEMENT WITH BUPA IN UK Acton, Massachusetts, May 19, 2009 – Psychemedics Corporation (NASDAQ: PMD) today announced that it has signed a sales and marketing agreement with leading international health and care organization Bupa, to market the patented Psychemedics hair analysis drug test in the UK. Around … Read more

Take the War to the Drug Lords

By GRETCHEN PETERS Published: May 18, 2009 “So far, Western-led efforts to fight the opium trade in Afghanistan have focused mainly on eradicating poppy crops, a policy that has done little to hamper the drug lords and simply victimized poppy farmers and poor sharecroppers who work the land. As the Obama administration overhauls strategy in … Read more

Government Runs Nation’s Only Legal Pot Garden

“Story Highlights: – University of Mississippi lab is home to the nation’s only legal pot farm – The U.S. government grows marijuana, tests its potency – Study finds percentage of psychoactive ingredient in pot on the rise – Mexican cartels control most U.S. pot, but it’s lower quality” View Article:

Father Accused Of Eating Child’s Eyes Out

Police Say Man Appeared To Be On PCP POSTED: 12:10 pm PDT May 15, 2009 “Rodriguez was one of the first to discover 34-year-old Angelo Mendoza on April 28 after police said Mendoza bit an eyeball out of his 4-year-old son’s face and ate it. “The guy was crazy. Real bug-eyed; he had to be … Read more