Illegal drugs trade
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Scientists May Have Found A Way To Make You Forget That You’re Addicted To Meth
Researchers erased mice's "meth memories" with a single injection. The finding could have major implications for drug rehab. Over the past two years Miller and her colleagues have made a series of rem...
Buy A Meth House Unawares And Pay The Health Consequences
The residue from meth labs can cause health problems, but people aren't always told that the house they're buying is contaminated. An Indiana law requires disclosure but not mandatory testing.
Alaska Becomes 3rd State With Legal Marijuana
Alaska legalizes marijuana becoming the third state to take the plunge..
Methamphetamine
Methamphetamines affect the brain in numerous ways. The drug tricks the brain into thinking that extra dopamine is released. Eventually, the brain shuts down...
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,...
Capital punishment for drug trafficking - Wikipedia
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...
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...
Nicotiana
Nicotiana /ˌnɪkɵʃiˈeɪnə/ is a genus of herbaceous plants and shrubs of the family Solanaceae, that is indigenous to the Americas, Australia, south west Africa and the South Pacific. Various Nicotiana ...
Nicotiana - Wikipedia
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...
Cannabis in the United States
*Cannabis remains a Schedule I substance under federal law as of 2015. *Some cities and Indian Reservations have legalization policies separate from their surrounding states. The use, sale and...
Cannabis in the United States - Wikipedia
Tobacco products
Tobacco is the agricultural product of the leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. All species of Nicotiana contain the addictive drug nicotine—a stimulant and sedative contained in all parts of the ...
Tobacco products - Wikipedia
Drug policy of the Netherlands
The drug policy of the Netherlands officially has four major objectives:By contrast, most other countries take the point of view that recreational drug use is detrimental to society and must therefore...
Drug policy of the Netherlands - Wikipedia
Harm reduction
Harm reduction (or harm minimization) is a range of public health policies designed to reduce the harmful consequences associated with various human behaviors, both legal and illegal. Harm reduction p...
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