Marijuana legalization in Colorado has already sparked innovation in the state – pot tours, anyone? – and now one company has even created a vending machine capable of dispensing the drug to legally verified users.
More drug users tend to buy both legal and illegal drugs over the Internet, including cannabis, LSD and MDMA, with US and Brazil topping the list of cannabis use, a new report by the Global Drugs Survey says.
A new bill just passed by Tennessee’s state legislature would allow law enforcement to bring criminal charges against pregnant women if their drug addiction causes their children to be born with a dependency.
A major drug manufacturer has filed suit in an attempt to stop Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick from enacting a statewide ban on its product after medical professionals warned that patients who ingest the painkiller could be making a fatal mistake.
Martin O’Malley says he will sign a bill decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The bill would impose civil fines rather than criminal sanctions for carrying less than 10 grams of the drug.
Less than six months into the experiment that Colorado took up by legalizing marijuana, state officials have released new data indicating that crime has fallen across a number of demographics since January 1.
At least 2,000 soldiers raided a Rio de Janeiro slum using helicopters and armored personnel carriers in another attempt to boost security ahead of the World Cup. Raids have been taking place city-wide with the intention of ousting gangs.
Officials in Vermont and Massachusetts are taking a stand against a powerful new prescription painkiller that is raising concerns about the possibility of an increase in accidental overdoses amid an ongoing, out-of-control drug problem in America.
Texas executed its fifth inmate this year on Thursday, one day after federal courts rejected an attempt to force the state to disclose where it purchased the drugs used in its lethal injection procedure.