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Morning Roundup: June 2, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

John Daly admits losing $90 million to casinos, Roy Hargrove sentenced for cocaine possession, and U.K. recognizes drugs as part of its economy. MORE  

Do Smokers Make Worse Parents?

By Bryan Le

A survey finds cash-strapped smokers often cut back on their kids' amenities to save money for cigarettes. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 24, 2013

By The Fix staff

Cocaine use grows more common in the middle class, opioid painkillers cost the US billions of dollars, and Rihanna supersizes her joints in Amsterdam. MORE  

Obama Vows to Stand by Mexico on Drug War

By McCarton Ackerman

During his visit to Mexico, Obama focuses on the economy and downplays recent tensions. MORE  

Mexico Starts to Recover From Drug War

By McCarton Ackerman

Decreasing violence and a recovering economy offer hope for the drug war-torn country. MORE  

College Drinking at an All-Time Low

By Chrisanne Grise

Has the faltering economy driven freshmen to replace beer-drinking with books? MORE  

Grow Houses Move to Suburbia

By Valerie Tejeda

The tanking housing market makes comfortable suburban homes more accessible to Californian pot farmers. MORE  

Video: Drug Busts Enrage Small Town

By McCarton Ackerman

People in the town of Ferriday, Louisiana complain that a recent drug swoop makes it harder for them to sell their own substances. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 1, 2012

By Will Godfrey

Pot legalization forges ahead in key states, Cops filmed beating Bronx teen during drug arrest, and singer Florence Welch got so drunk she set fire to her hotel room. MORE  

Bad Economy Could Be Curbing Drunk Driving

By Anthony Daconti

In a silver-lining effect, the tough economy could be responsible for a slump in drunk driving in recent years. MORE  

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