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Tweaker "Hears the Voices" of Colors

By Dirk Hanson

A speed freak goes nuts when the colors in his carpet start discussing his treatment prognosis. MORE  

Más Cervezas, Por Favor

By Dirk Hanson

Fruit flies can't hold their liquor when things heat up. MORE  

The Allure of Discount Dope

By Dirk Hanson

Low-end Mexican weed will always have one irresistible advantage: It’s really, really cheap. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

Why Barry Bonds Struck Out, What We're Doing About the Army's Drug Epidemic, and How the Coke Crackdown Endangers Privacy Rights. MORE  

State Subsidies for Smokers?

By Dirk Hanson

In 2006, Massachusetts began paying for stop-smoking treatments--and admissions for heart attacks fell by a staggering 46%. Now Ontario wants to do the same thing. MORE  

Europe’s Booziest Nation

By Dirk Hanson

The world's “wet” tier includes the UK, Northern Europe, and the former Soviet Republics. MORE  

Warning: Ecstasy Can Result in Hook-Ups With Creepy, Scary People

By Dirk Hanson

An inability to accurately judge character and emotions may be the cause of Ecstasy's "empathy effect." MORE  

U.S. To American Tourists: Take a Trip to Mexico!

By Dirk Hanson

Secretary of Homeland Security declares Mexican border open for tourists. Bookings not expected to skyrocket in Juarez. MORE  

Don't Mix Meth With Minors

By Dirk Hanson

Couple busted for trying to disguise meth lab as a day care center. Really? MORE  

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Kentucky Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against OxyContin Maker

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Dario Tena fell 30 feet to his death after Christian Koch and Neil Vera lied to a judge in order to obtain a warrant.

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Toys "R" Us Sells ‘Breaking Bad’ Figurines That Come With Bags of Meth, Cash

A Florida mother and fan of the show has started a campaign to have the toy store chain remove the figures from their shelves.

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California Docs Face Mandatory Drug Testing If Prop 46 Passes

Opponents claim that the drug testing provision is to disguise the true nature of the proposition—raising the cap on non-economic damages for lawsuits.

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Facebook Slams DEA Over Creating Fake Profiles

The social media giant ordered the DEA to comply with their Terms of Use policy and stop creating fake accounts to catch drug dealers.

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