Stories tagged: drugs
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 9:24 A.M.
Canada task force makes recommendations for legal weed
Canada should allow people aged 18 and up to buy recreational marijuana through a wide range of retail options, according to a government-commissioned report that lays out groundwork for legalizing …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 7:40 A.M.
State crime lab scientist sentenced to 3 years in prison
A federal judge sentenced a fired forensic scientist at the Oregon State Police crime labs Monday to three years in prison for stealing hundreds of pills from evidence submitted to …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 7:11 A.M.
Mexico finds 2 border tunnels leading into US
Mexican police and soldiers have discovered two tunnels in the border city of Tijuana that lead into California.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 9:42 A.M.
One-third of long-term users say they’re hooked on prescription opioids
One-third of Americans who have taken prescription opioids for at least two months say they became addicted to, or physically dependent on, the powerful painkillers, according to a new Washington …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 1:30 P.M.
Philadelphia had 35 drug overdoses in 5 days
The Philadelphia medical examiner’s office says as many as 35 fatal drug overdoses over a recent five-day period might be part of a bigger problem: the national opioid crisis.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 7:36 A.M.
DEA laments that ‘media attention’ is making it tough to put people in jail for pot
In the Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual survey of the nation’s law enforcement agencies, heroin remained the top concern in 2016 – head-and-shoulders above all other illicit drugs – while marijuana …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 5:40 A.M.
Marijuana bubble worries grow in Canada after two-year rally
The surge of capital into Canada’s nascent marijuana industry has sent stock prices soaring – and brought warnings it’s a bubble that could soon burst.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 4:06 P.M.
Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show
Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 4:15 P.M.
Snoop Dogg welcomes fans during brief appearance at Spokane pot shop
Hundreds of fans gathered along Division Street on Wednesday afternoon to welcome Snoop Dogg, the rapper known for his affinity for marijuana, at a north Spokane pot shop.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 10:27 A.M.
Judge rules to reopen marijuana dispensaries immediately
A judge has ruled that a voter initiative that will re-open Montana’s medical marijuana dispensaries should take effect immediately.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 1:36 P.M.
Rapper Snoop Dogg plans pot shop appearance in Spokane on Wednesday
Snoop Dogg, a longtime marijuana advocate and user, will meet and greet fans at Royal’s Cannabis in north Spokane on Wednesday ahead of concert appearances elsewhere in the state.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 12:44 P.M.
Relationship between sleep and pain part of WSU study
Washington State University will take part in a study on the relationship between sleep and chronic pain, part of a nationwide effort to stem the abuse of opioid pain relievers.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 9:22 A.M.
Idaho lawmakers consider changing asset forfeiture laws
Two state lawmakers are working on a bill to change laws police use to seize property during drug seizure cases.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 1:56 P.M.
Regulators: Illinois doctor’s pill mill supplied 11 states
Illinois regulators have yanked a suburban Chicago doctor’s license for running a cash-only pill mill and prescribing vast amounts of fentanyl and other addictive painkillers to patients in 11 states.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 1:09 P.M.
GOP prepares for House vote on medical research bill
Democrats pressed for changes Tuesday to a $6.3 billion medical research bill as Republican leaders prepared to try pushing the measure through the lame-duck Congress by next week.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 12:24 P.M.
Drug epidemic stalls HIV decline in whites who shoot up
The long decline in HIV infections among white people who inject drugs has stalled, another grim side effect of the nation’s drug abuse epidemic.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 11:50 A.M.
Lawmakers to consider taxes on medical marijuana
Montana lawmakers will be asked to consider placing a tax on the sale of medical marijuana.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 8:51 A.M.
Supreme Court rejects church’s appeal over marijuana laws
The Supreme Court won’t take up an appeal from a Native American church in Hawaii that wants to be exempt from federal marijuana laws.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 7:39 A.M.
The pot train could still go off the tracks, and here’s how
Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government will let dozens of state pot …
SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016, 5:45 A.M.
‘Strike team’ one strategy as insurers grapple with rapidly rising drug costs
The shocking 400 percent increase in the price of EpiPens was a widely reported example, but the cost of many medications is rising. The trend hits both patients and their …
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 1:22 P.M.
Prosecutor: Idaho man arrested with 52 pounds of marijuana
Authorities in southern New Jersey say a 65-year-old Idaho man has been arrested carrying 52 pounds of marijuana and $118,000 in cash.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 12:35 P.M.
Johnson & Johnson in early talks to buy drugmaker Actelion
Johnson & Johnson said Friday that is in early talks to buy the Swiss drugmaker Actelion Pharmaceuticals.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 8:03 A.M.
State settles case over Medicaid coverage of hepatitis drugs
The agency that administers Medicaid in Washington state has reached a tentative settlement of a class-action lawsuit that sought broader coverage of expensive hepatitis C drugs.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 7:37 A.M.
Ohio troopers find drugs wrapped as Christmas gifts in SUV
The State Highway Patrol says troopers found 71 pounds of marijuana and other drugs wrapped as Christmas gifts in a vehicle that was stopped for a driving violation in northwest …
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 7:27 P.M.
Juno Therapeutics suspends drug trial after new patient deaths
Juno Therapeutics said Wednesday it has suspended a phase two clinical trial of a cancer drug after two patients suffered swelling of the brain and died.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 1:28 P.M.
State agencies warn marijuana growers of pesticide use
APNewsNow. BEND, Ore. (AP) – State agencies are reminding marijuana producers to limit their use of pesticides in the wake of two recent public health alerts.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 5:58 A.M.
Marijuana becoming billion-dollar business in Canada. All it has to do is become legal.
It’s been a wild ride for Canada’s marijuana companies, whose stocks enjoyed an exhilarating high in recent days before mellowing out.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 2:23 P.M.
Obama shortens sentences of 79 more people for low-level drug offenses
President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentences of 79 more individuals he determined were serving “harsh” sentences under “outdated” laws.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 12:14 P.M.
Sessions’ stand on states’ rights conflicts with legalized marijuana
After winning big at the polls Nov. 8, backers of marijuana legalization now fear that their movement took a major hit Friday when President-elect Donald Trump chose Sen. Jeff Sessions, …
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 9:53 A.M.
Drug dealer who murdered teen gets 32 years
A Lynnwood man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for fatally shooting a high school student and then bragging about what he described as his “first confirmed kill.”