Category results for "Legal"

Massachusetts Vacation Spot Plagued by Drug-Fueled Break-Ins

Cape Cod, a favorite Massachusetts vacation destination, is experiencing a rash of property crimes fueled by drug abuse.

Drunk Driving Penalties Vary Widely by Location

Punishments for drunk driving vary widely by location, ranging from receiving a ticket to landing in jail for a first-time offense, according to USA Today.

Commentary: Opioid Addiction Treatment and the Criminal Justice System

Frank Vocci, PhD, President of Friends Research Institute, discusses the importance of treating drug-dependent prisoners in the criminal justice system, current barriers to treatment, and what changes are needed in the United States in order for these prisoners to receive the treatment they need.

Will the FDA Ban Menthol Cigarettes?

The Food and Drug Administration is considering banning menthol cigarettes following a recent report, from its Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, that the cigarettes are extremely popular among African Americans, the poor and young.

Medical Marijuana Still Not Available in New Jersey

A year-and-a-half after New Jersey legalized medical marijuana, patients authorized to receive the drug have not yet been able to get it.

Indiana Becomes First State to Require Drug Testing for State-Funded Job Training

Indiana is the first state to require drug tests for unemployed people enrolled in job training in a state-funded program, the Associated Press reports. At least 30 states have considered making drug tests mandatory for people on government assistance.

Justice Department Says Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Could Face Prosecution

The U.S. Justice Department has announced that medical marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers located in states with medical marijuana laws are not immune from prosecution for violation of federal drug and money-laundering laws.

State Agents Start Seizing Pills from Pain Clinics in South Florida

State agents in South Florida began to enforce the state’s new ban on doctors and clinics selling painkillers this week. They seized more than 40,000 pills from pain clinics, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

Drivers High on Marijuana Are an Unrecognized Crisis, Experts Say

Drivers high on marijuana represent an unrecognized crisis, experts tell the Los Angeles Times.

Senators Call on FDA to Regulate Dissolvable Tobacco Products

A group of U.S. senators is asking the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products to regulate a new form of dissolvable tobacco products that they say poses health risks, especially for children.

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