Drug trafficking
Drug dealing is the exchange of illegal drugs for payment. The illegal drug trade is a global black market dedicated to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs that are subject to...
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Heroin Cut With Elephant Tranquilizer May Have Caused 60 Overdoses Across Two States In Just 48 Hours
Drug dealers, in an attempt to stretch their supply and deliver a stronger, longer high, are cutting their heroin with carfentanil. And in a 48-hour window this week, two counties near the Ohio-Indian...
El Chapo And The Secret History Of The Heroin Crisis
If you wonder why America is in the grips of a heroin epidemic that kills two hundred people a week, take a hard look at the legalization of pot, which destroyed the profits of the Mexican cartels. Ho...
These Are The Most Drugged Out Cities In America
America is being hit by a wave of drug deaths like never before. From Heroin to pain meds, overdoses are taking a tremendous toll on communities across the country. Using public data, we’ve mapped dru...
Ohio Mass Killing: Marijuana-Growing Operations Found At Crime Scene
The call ends with Manley’s painful wails as she waits outside the home for authorities to arrive. Six more bodies would be found by the day’s end, all members of the Rhoden family of Pike County, ran...
Top Medical Experts Argue That "War On Drugs" Has Created Public Health Risks
The effectiveness of the so-called war on drugs – the global campaign to prohibit narcotics and prosecute those who use and sell them – is often hotly debated. As the UN prepares for a major vote on i...
Woman Busted For Smuggling Cocaine In Vagina At JFK
A 24-year-old woman was busted at Kennedy Airport trying to smuggle $10,000 worth of cocaine into the city by hiding it in her vagina, officials said.
How heroin is cutting a lethal path through America's suburbs
During 24 hours, ten people overdosed in Buffalo, NY, an area hard hit by what some call the "heroin epidemic" sweeping the country.
El Chapo: 'They Are Turning Me Into A Zombie'
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says prison guards who wake him up every two hours are torturing him by not letting him sleep, the Sinaloa cartel chief's lawyer says.
Cure For Heroin Drug Overdose Narcan Finds A Growing Market
For decades, naloxone, a drug approved in 1971 that instantly reverses the effect of opioid overdose, languished in relative obscurity. Outside of emergency rooms and outreach programs in high-risk co...
One Type Of Legal Drug Is Killing Far More People Than Heroin — And Deaths Just Hit Record Numbers
In just a year, overdose deaths from opioid painkillers and heroin jumped 14%, hitting record levels in 2014, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Friday. Betw...
California Acts To Regulate Pot Industry
California took a big step Friday toward regulating its legalized pot industry. Gov. Gerry Brown signed three bills that create a new state agency and develop guidelines for licensing, producing and t...
The chief hit man of legendary drug kingpin Pablo Escobar says 'El Chapo is a dead man'
Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, alias "Popeye," is one of few surviving members of Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel. He served as the infamous drug kingpin's head of assassins. In an interview with the M...
A town in Massachusetts decided to stop arresting drug users. 2 months later, here's how it's going.
Back in June 2015, Gloucester, Massachusetts, police chief Leonard Campanello announced that his officers would no longer arrest drug users who approached them seeking help.
The OxyContin Clan: The $14 Billion Newcomer to Forbes 2015 List of Richest U.S. Families
How the Sackler family -- creators of OxyContin -- quietly became one of America's richest families The richest newcomer to Forbes 2015 list of America’s Richest Families comes in at a stunning $14 bi...
FDA Approves OxyContin For Kids 11 To 16
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the powerful narcotic painkiller OxyContin for children as young as 11. While doctors who treat young cancer patients hailed the approval, others expresse...
Capital punishment for drug trafficking
In certain countries illegal importing, exporting, sale, or possession of drugs constitute capital offences that may result in the death penalty. According to a 2011 article by the Lawyers Collective,...
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Legality of cannabis
The legality of cannabis varies from country to country. Possession of cannabis is illegal in most countries and has been since the beginning of widespread cannabis prohibition in the late 1930s. Howe...
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Tobacco
Tobacco is a plant within the genus Nicotiana of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family. While there are more than 70 species of tobacco, the chief commercial crop is N. tabacum. The more potent species N...
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Heroin
Heroin /ˈhɛroʊɪn/ (diacetylmorphine or morphine diacetate, also known as diamorphine (BAN, INN) and commonly known by its street names of H, smack, boy, horse, brown, black, tar, and others is an opio...
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Methamphetamine
Methamphetamine (/ˌmɛθæmˈfɛtəmiːn/; contracted from N-methyl-alpha-methylphenethylamine) is a potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulant of the phenethylamine and amphetamine classes that is used a...
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Temazepam
Temazepam (brand names Restoril - 15 mg/30 mg and Normison, among others) is an intermediate-acting 3-hydroxy hypnotic of the benzodiazepine class of psychoactive drugs. It is the 3-hydroxy ...
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War on Drugs
War on Drugs is an American term commonly applied to a campaign of prohibition of drugs, military aid, and military intervention, with the stated aim being to define and reduce the illegal drug trade....
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Heroin Cut With Elephant Tranquilizer May Have Caused 60 Overdoses Across Two States In Just 48 Hours
Drug dealers, in an attempt to stretch their supply and deliver a stronger, longer high, are cutting their heroin with carfentanil. And in a 48-hour window this week, two counties near the Ohio-Indian...
Legality of the War on Drugs
Several authors have put forth arguments concerning the legality of the War on Drugs. In his essay The Drug War and the Constitution, Libertarian philosopher Paul Hager makes the case that the War on ...
Party and play
Party and play (PNP and PnP) is a phenomenon and subculture of recreational drug users who engage in sexual activities with one another, either one-on-one or in groups. It is also called chemical sess...
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Top Medical Experts Argue That "War On Drugs" Has Created Public Health Risks
The effectiveness of the so-called war on drugs – the global campaign to prohibit narcotics and prosecute those who use and sell them – is often hotly debated. As the UN prepares for a major vote on i...
Cultivation of tobacco
In modern tobacco farming, Nicotiana seeds are scattered onto the surface of the soil, as their germination is activated by light, then covered in cold frames. In the Colony of Virginia, seedbeds were...
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History of commercial tobacco in the United States
The history of commercial tobacco production in the United States dates back to the 17th century when the first commercial crop was planted. The industry originated in the production of tobacco for p...
History of commercial tobacco in the United States - Wikipedia
Needle exchange programs
A needle and syringe programme (NSP) or syringe-exchange programme (SEP) is a social service that allows injecting drug users (IDUs) to obtain hypodermic needles and associated paraphernalia at little...
Needle exchange programs - Wikipedia