Category results for "Drugs"

“Crazy Clown” and Three Other Synthetic Drugs Outlawed in Florida

Four new synthetic drugs, including one called “Crazy Clown,” were outlawed in Florida this week under an emergency rule filed by state Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Analysis of Silk Road Reveals Marijuana, Cocaine Prices are Relatively Low in U.S.

An analysis of drug prices on the recently shuttered website Silk Road reveals cocaine and marijuana sell for less in the United States than in many other countries, CNN Money reports.

TSA Agents Not Searching Airline Luggage for Marijuana

Transportation Safety Administration security officers are not searching airline passengers’ luggage for marijuana, the Daily News reports.

Other Websites Selling Illegal Drugs Remain After Shutdown of Silk Road

Other illegal websites remain in business, after the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this week shut down Silk Road, an online marketplace that sold illegal drugs including heroin, cocaine, opioid pills, Ecstasy and LSD.

Cocaine May Increase Vulnerability to HIV, Study Suggests

People who use cocaine may be more vulnerable to HIV, a new study suggests. Cocaine may inactivate immune cells called CD4 T-cells, which normally fight off HIV, according to CBS News.

Percentage of Cocaine Smuggled Through Caribbean Doubled in First Half of 2013

More cocaine is being smuggled through the Caribbean in 2013 compared with last year, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

FBI Shuts Down Silk Road Online Drug Marketplace

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has shut down Silk Road, an online marketplace that sold illegal drugs including heroin, cocaine, opioid pills, Ecstasy and LSD. They arrested the operator in San Francisco, according to The New York Times.

Colleges Debate Usefulness of Drug Testing

Administrators at some colleges are debating the usefulness of drug testing, according to USA Today. Last month, a federal judge ruled a Missouri technical college’s mandatory drug testing policy is unconstitutional when it is applied to most students.

New York Considers Return of Music Festival in Wake of Drug Deaths

Officials in New York City are considering whether to allow the Electric Zoo electronic dance music festival to return to a city park next year, after two festival attendees died this August from drug overdoses.

Newest Molly Users: Middle-Aged Professionals, Says DEA Agent

The newest users of Molly are middle-aged professionals, according to a Drug Enforcement Administration agent.

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