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United Nations Says Illegal Meth Manufacturing Is Spreading

By John Lavitt

Meth manufacturing has spread in developing countries thanks to lax government regulation and minimal police intervention. MORE  

UN Report: MJ Legalization Increased Problem Use in the US

By Bryan Le

Legalization has led younger people to perceive cannabis as less of a health risk, which has led to increased use and abuse in the U.S. MORE  

Human Rights Groups Protest Sentencing 30 Drug Traffickers To Death in Vietnam

By McCarton Ackerman

The United Nations has been asked to strip Vietnam's anti-drug funding, but so far the international body has yet to publicly respond. MORE  

Crystal Meth Threatens Afghanistan

By McCarton Ackerman

Some fear a new addiction crisis could cripple the drug and war-ravaged nation. MORE  

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