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Drug Czar Grants Maine $7.5 Million to Tackle Opioid Abuse

By Victoria Kim

Nineteen communities in the state will receive federal funds to fight substance abuse. MORE  

Maine To Begin Testing Convicted Drug Felons Applying For Welfare

By McCarton Ackerman

Unlike other states testing all welfare recipients, Maine will focus only on felons. MORE  

New England Governors Unite To Battle Heroin Addiction

By Shawn Dwyer

Five of six New England governors—all Democrats—attended the summit. Absent was Republican Gov. Paul LePage of Maine. MORE  

Shocker: Today's Typical Heroin User is Young and White

By Victoria Kim

No longer an inner city problem, heroin has become almost exclusively the scourge of middle-class suburbia. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 1, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Jennifer Lawrence puked after Oscars, DEA busts CO pot business, attorney laundered money for drug client, and drunk man tasered for throwing underwear at cops. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 28, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

David Cassidy won't die sad and lonely, NYC cabbies test positive for coke and weed, pot users blowing up homes making hash oil, and man arrested for illegal drugs and moose meat. MORE  

Maine Considers Legalizing Pot To Fund Anti-Drug Efforts

By McCarton Ackerman

Republican Corey Wilson has suggested that Gov. Paul LePage's anti-drug crackdown could be paid for by legalizing marijuana. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 28, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Medical pot clears hurdle in Kentucky, Cleveland cop keeps job after failed drug test, cocaine found inside lava lamps, and DEA finds meth and heroin at doggy daycare. MORE  

Maine Gov. Paul LePage Opposes Access To Anti-Overdose Medication

By McCarton Ackerman

LePage has once again put his beliefs ahead of overwhelming evidence and in the process potentially puts more lives unnecessarily at risk. MORE  

Addicts Becoming More Frequent, Younger in Maine

By Shawn Dwyer

State welcome signs read “The Way Life Should Be,” but Maine has rapidly become one of the country’s biggest abusers of prescription painkillers. MORE  

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