Drugs

GOP Senators: Treat Drug Cartels As Terror Groups

Bill cites Nov. 4 killing of Mormon family

A group of Republican senators is pushing for the United States to treat drug cartels the way it does terrorist organizations following the massacre of nine American women and children in Mexico.

Kamala Harris Blames Weed Arrests for Mass Incarceration

1,974 people were put in prison for weed on Harris's watch

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris lamented the mass incarceration of those convicted of marijuana-related offenses Thursday, without acknowledging the thousands who were incarcerated in California under her watch.

Analysis Casts Doubt on Weed’s Ability to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Researchers dispute major marijuana lobby talking point

marijuanaMarijuana may not be an effective tool for those struggling with opioid addiction, according to a new analysis. While marijuana advocates have claimed that the drug can help fight the opioid epidemic, an analysis published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal finds the science behind this claim is equivocal at best.

Cocaine-Carrying Texas Dem Turns Himself In

Texas Democratic state representative Alfonso "Poncho" Nevárez turned himself in Thursday after a video surveillance camera captured him dropping a cocaine-filled bag at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

House Dems Pass Weed Banking Bill

Experts warn SAFE Banking Act could be a boon to drug traffickers

Marijuana companies will be able to do business with banks under a proposal passed by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, raising concerns from drug policy experts that drug traffickers will benefit.

Colorado Doctor Sounds Alarm on Marijuana Legalization

High hopes dashed

Colorado's experiment with marijuana legalization has been an epic disaster, according to one doctor seeing its effects on the front lines. Dr. Karen Randall, an emergency room physician certified in "cannabis science and medicine," said the legalization of marijuana has damaged, rather than helped her home state.