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Supporters and Critics of Marijuana Legalization See 2014 as Key Year

Both supporters and critics of marijuana legalization see 2014 as a key year, which could either slow or hasten their efforts, The New York Times reports. …

DEA Cracks Down on Potent Marijuana Product Called “Wax” in California

The Drug Enforcement Administration is cracking down in California on a potent marijuana product called “wax,” according to ABC News. Wax is legal—and popular—in Colorado. …

Teens Who Tan Indoors More Likely to Use Illegal Drugs, Binge Drink: Study

A new study links teen indoor tanning with other risky health behaviors including use of illegal drugs, binge drinking and smoking. …

“Study Drugs” Popular Among Florida College Students, Despite School Bans

“Study drugs” such as Vyvanse and Adderall are gaining popularity among Florida college students, even though area colleges have a zero-tolerance policy against students using medicines not prescribed for them. …

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, February 21- Thursday, February 27, 2014. …

Advocates Urge FDA to Revoke Approval of Painkiller Zohydro

More than 40 addiction treatment, health care and consumer groups are urging the Food and Drug Administration to reverse its decision to approve the prescription painkiller Zohydro ER (extended release), CNN reports. …

Marijuana Legalization Expected to Lead to More Teen Use: Survey

A survey of high school seniors suggests marijuana legalization will lead to increased use of the drug among teens. The survey found 10 percent of seniors who said they don’t currently use marijuana said they would try it if the drug were legal. …

DEA Tip Line in Atlanta Allows Public to Report Potential Prescription Drug Abuse

The Drug Enforcement Administration in Atlanta is encouraging the public to text or call them to report suspicious activity that may indicate prescription drug abuse, according to CNN. …

Arrest of Mexican Drug Kingpin Likely to be Only Minor Setback for Cartel: Experts

The arrest on Saturday of the head of the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel, Joaquín (El Chapo) Guzmán Loera, will likely be only a minor setback for the operation, experts tell The New York Times. …