Law enforcement and prosecutor organizations gave their support to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s Thursday decision to rescind Obama-era guidance which discouraged prosecutors from enforcing the federal laws against marijuana in states which had legalized the drug.
Deaths from opioid-driven hospitalizations quadrupled between 2000 and 2014, a new study concluded, painting a grim picture of the decades-long opioid epidemic that killed more than 42,000 Americans in 2016.
The state of California became the sixth, and largest, state to license businesses to sell marijuana for recreational use on January 1, with some stores opening their doors on New Years Day.
U.S. life expectancy dropped for the second year in a row in 2016, a shocking trend reversal driven by the increase in drug overdose deaths, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A new Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) office on the front lines of the opioid crisis will aim to tackle exploding drug overdose death rates and Mexican drug trafficking, according to its chief-in-waiting, DEA agent D. Christopher Evans.
Three months after the Trump administration warned Colombia it could be decertified as a partner in the drug war over a record spike in cocaine production, Bogota announced it had significantly lowered its coca-eradication goals.
The Drug Enforcement Agency announced Wednesday the results of Operation Faux Pharmacy, a three-state initiative which targeted 26 pharmacies suspected of illicitly distributing drugs, resulting in the seizure of 494,000 pills and about $2.8 million.
A bevy of chemists, law enforcement officers, and medical experts appeared before a meeting of the United States Sentencing Commission Tuesday to provide testimony on the emerging health and justice threat posed by synthetic drugs.
The Drug Enforcement Agency will open its 22nd division office next year in Louisville, Kentucky, bringing agency resources and focus to three states hardest hit by the nationwide opioid epidemic.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway will lead the way on the national public health emergency involving opioid abuse as President Donald Trump’s “opioid czar.”