Category results for "Drugs"

U.S. Attorney General and Republicans Join in Opposition to Stiff Drug Sentencing Laws

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is joining with libertarian Republicans, including Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, in opposing mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.

Law Enforcement Concerned About Potentially Addictive Drug Kratom

Law enforcement officials are concerned about a potentially addictive drug called kratom, which is sold as a tea in head shops, according to USA Today.

Improved Health Care for Jail Population Could Reduce Reincarceration: Study

A new study concludes the Affordable Care Act could give an estimated 4 million people who have spent time in U.S. jails better access to health care, including coverage for treating substance abuse and mental illness.

New Jersey TV Stations Air First Medical Marijuana Ad

Some TV stations in New Jersey aired the first medical marijuana ad this week.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Died From Combination of Drugs: Medical Examiner

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from taking a combination of drugs, including heroin and cocaine, according to the New York City Medical Examiner. Experts say tens of thousands of overdose deaths annually in the United States are due to a similar mix of drugs.

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.

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

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

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.

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