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Proposed Bill Would Allow Doctors to Help More Addicts

By Paul Gaita

The Democratic TREAT Act would increase the number of addicted patients doctors could see while providing opioid medications like Suboxone. MORE  

Over 400 Arrested for Drugs on Capitol Grounds Since 2010

By Bryan Le

The seat of our nation may be one of the most patrolled and secured places in the country, but that doesn't stop users from bringing their drugs. MORE  

Will Marijuana Be Reclassified by the Federal Government?

By Dana Byerly

Removing marijuana's Schedule 1 status would result in federally funded medical research and economic growth. MORE  

Law Enforcement Groups Seek to Stop Sentencing Reform

By Paul Gaita

Despite rare bipartisan support for reducing sentences for drug offenders, a cabal of law enforcement officials are trying to stop Congress from passing common sense laws. MORE  

White House Drug Official Slammed For Refusing To Say If Pot Is More Addictive Than Meth

By McCarton Ackerman

Rep. Earl Blumenauer blasted drug policy deputy director Michael Botticelli for equivocating on the differences between pot and meth. MORE  

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Now Supports Medical Marijuana

By Shawn Dwyer

The Nevada senator surprised many when he changed positions in coming out with his support for medical pot, though he remains skeptical about recreational use. MORE  

New Poll Shows Americans Want Congress to be Drug Tested

By Shawn Dwyer

But lawmakers blanch at the idea of random drug testing for themselves even though they want welfare and unemployment recipients to pee in a cup. MORE  

Another Day, Another Florida Politician Busted for Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

While not quite on the level of Toronto's Rob Ford, two Florida politicians have made their share of drug news in recent days. MORE  

New Task Force Takes On Unfair Drug Laws

By Sarah Beller

Investigations into "overcriminalization" in federal law could lead to drug policy reform. MORE  

Two Congressmen Talk Addiction With The Fix

By Hunter R. Slaton

In an exclusive interview, we grill the co-chairs of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus about what the US is getting right and wrong. MORE  

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