Stories tagged: drugs
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Meth, often mixed with opioids, leads spike in Spokane County drug overdose deaths
Spokane police haven’t busted a methamphetamine lab in at least three years, almost the same amount of time Breaking Bad and its methamphetamine-cooking protagonist have been off the air. But …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Taxi driver accused of smoking heroin while driving
A taxi driver in Bremerton has been accused of smoking heroin while driving over the weekend.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
Signatures for Idaho medical marijuana petition encouraged at Hemp Fest
Marijuana advocates are hoping for plenty of ink on their medical marijuana petition Saturday during Moscow Hemp Fest.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Pot enthusiasts observe 4/20 with parties, protests and deals
From Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to Hippie Hill in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, marijuana enthusiasts observed their 4/20 holiday Thursday with public smoke-outs, parties and, yes, great deals …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 6 a.m.
‘420’ becomes part of the dictionary as Spokane embraces counterculture, pot holiday
The definitive record on the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, added the numerals “420” to their catalog in March. The slang phrase means something a little different to everyone, …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 7:26 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Legalizing marijuana a no-brainer
There are a lot of reasons to celebrate the fact that Washington ended the costly, counterproductive and racist war on marijuana.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Sessions has many foes in his battle against medical marijuana
Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to bring back the war on drugs, but on medical marijuana – which he says “has been hyped, maybe too much” – he may be …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 5:40 a.m.
Poll: Marijuana safer than opioids, but pregnant moms shouldn’t use
Americans think it’s safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions, according to …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Pot business keeps growing in Eugene
Pot shops in Eugene are about to face more competition. The Register-Guard reported two retailers are opening soon on the same block of the aptly named High Street.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Two companies seek to prevent drugs’ use in Arkansas executions
Two pharmaceutical companies asked a federal judge Thursday to prevent Arkansas from using their drugs to execute seven inmates by the end of the month, saying they object to their …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Canada introduces legislation to legalize marijuana
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government introduced legislation Thursday to let adults possess 30 grams of marijuana in public – a measure that would make Canada the largest developed country …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:07 p.m.
Washington’s cannabis tracking contract up for bid
Washington state regulators have begun accepting bids for a new seed-to-sale tracking system to keep tabs on marijuana commerce, a deal with an initial value of about $3 million.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 5:56 a.m.
Doctors once treated alcoholism with heroin. Now, they want to treat heroin addiction with marijuana.
A new drug treatment program says it has a cure for heroin addiction: marijuana. The claim has attracted national attention, but the history of analogous miracle cures is as long …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
26 charged with trafficking cocaine at Puerto Rico airport
Federal law enforcement has broken up a $4 million drug-trafficking ring at Puerto Rico’s main international airport that relied on bathrooms and garbage chutes to smuggle cocaine to the U.S. …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Colleges can get free doses of naloxone for students overdosing on heroin and other opioids
Colleges will be able to get several free doses of a drug that can reverse opioid overdoses, a sign of the widening impact of the deadly epidemic and increased efforts …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 7:23 p.m.
Investigation of Trump’s charity wins Pulitzer Prize
The biggest U.S. news story of 2016 – the tumultuous presidential campaign – yielded a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for the Washington Post reporter who not only raised doubts about …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Nurse practitioner suspended over prescribing and using opiates
The Montana Board of Nursing has suspended the license of a nurse practitioner after he acknowledged prescribing large amounts of oxycodone to a patient which the two then shared.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 7:46 p.m.
A ‘Goliath’ among Mexican drug traffickers is sentenced to life in U.S. prison
Alfredo Beltran Leyva, who with his brothers once ran one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels, appeared in federal court in Washington on Wednesday and asked for a chance to …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Child abuse, drug culture overwhelm Idaho’s foster system
Officials say far fewer foster care placements are available in south-central Idaho than in the rest of the state, while the number of children removed from their homes is on …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 5:59 a.m.
Staggering increase in U.S. heroin use has hit young, white men hardest
Heroin use – which has been at the epicenter of a ruthless and relentless opioid epidemic sweeping the country – has increased fivefold over a decade, and dependence on the …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Billings Clinic terminates nurse for stealing patient drugs
A Billings hospital has fired a nurse accused of stealing narcotics intended for patients and replacing the drugs with saline.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosis
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability to walk.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Police seize 814 pot plants in Seattle during burglary call
Police say officers seized 814 pot plants from a Seattle residence after responding to a burglary call there.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases
U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Canada marijuana stocks surge after report of legalization date
The frenzy surrounding Canada’s marijuana market intensified Monday after a report the government will unveil plans to legalize sales for recreational use in April.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
Spokane police seize large amount of drugs, guns in several East Central busts during the weekend
The Spokane Police department seized a significant amount of guns and drugs in four separate incidents over the weekend, including arresting one man with three military-style rifles in his possession.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Couple caught in Wyoming with 48 pounds of marijuana bought in Oregon
Southern Wyoming police say a couple arrested in possession of 48 pounds of marijuana purchased in Oregon was planning on selling it in Indiana.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
Maker of OxyContin seeks to dismiss Everette’s lawsuit
The manufacturer of the powerful painkiller OxyContin on Tuesday asked a judge to dismiss a novel lawsuit by a city seeking to hold the company financially responsible for a raging …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening
A state-run survey of 37,000 middle and high school students in Washington state finds that marijuana legalization there has had no effect on youngsters’ propensity to use the drug.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:48 a.m.
Man gets 10 years in Central Oregon shooting death
A Central Oregon man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of a man who sold him fake methamphetamine.