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Taking The Stigma Out Of Addiction

By Paul Gaita

Addiction—a mental illness or a moral failing? MORE  

What Should America Do About Drug Use?

By Tony Newman

The drug war is a shameful, inhumane disaster. Here's a better way for the U.S. to address drug use. MORE  

White House Clamps Down on Narcotic Drug Prescriptions

By McCarton Ackerman

Hydrocodone combination drugs like Vicodin will be reclassified in an effort to reduce drug abuse. MORE  

Thousands Sign Petition Calling on New York Times to Stop Testing for Weed

By Shawn Dwyer

Despite endorsing legalization, the Times still has mandatory testing for employees. MORE  

White House to Congress: Marijuana Laws Are States’ Rights Issue

By Paul Gaita

The Obama administration jabbed Republicans in the ideological gut in making a 10th amendment argument for supporting Washington, D.C.'s effort to decriminalize pot. MORE  

Honduran President Blames U.S. Drug Policy For Migrant Surge

By McCarton Ackerman

President Juan Hernandez decried the American drug war as an increased flow of migrants seek escape from escalating violence. MORE  

Reno Fire Department A-Okay With Firefighters Testing Positive for Booze, Drugs

By John Lavitt

Reno firefighters with cocaine or marijuana in their bloodstreams while at work won't face any disciplinary action, according to a new policy. MORE  

The Failure of Catch and Release Drug Treatment Court

By Ellen Sousares

My son's experience of drug treatment court highlights a system that misunderstands addict psychology with fatal results. MORE  

New Orleans Police Allowing Former Drug Users On Force

By McCarton Ackerman

The department has amended its zero tolerance policy to make up for recruiting shortfalls. MORE  

Arizona Cardinals’ Daryl Washington Suspended One Year

By Shawn Dwyer

The Pro Bowl linebacker will miss all of the 2014 season for his latest violation of the NFL’s drug policy. MORE  

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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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Steven Tyler Addresses Maui Drug Court Graduates

The Aerosmith frontman said he was 'nervous' and 'fighting' addiction every day.

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 21, 2014

London mayor regrets snorting sugar instead of cocaine, Google exec killer says heroin overdose was accidental, and Ole Miss fan drunkenly interviews quarterback.

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Colorado Officials Now Want to Ban Edibles

Despite the overall success of legalized marijuana in Colorado, state officials want to roll back part of the law by calling for a near-total ban on weed edibles.

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