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Vermont has the highest rate of underage drinking in the nation, a new federal report reveals.

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Customs officials in South Florida say drug smugglers are finding a variety of creative ways to conceal their goods, from using submarines to hiding drugs in beans and nuts.

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The office of California’s Secretary of State has approved the circulation of ballot petitions for a measure that would legalize recreational marijuana. The measure would be voted on in 2012.

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Some Connecticut universities and colleges are considering easing their marijuana policies in light of a new state decriminalization law.

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

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Two brief talks with an adult about marijuana can reduce use of the drug by up to 20 percent in teens who are regular users, a new study suggests.

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Treatment admissions for prescription drug abuse and alcohol abuse problems are on the rise, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has found that the number of college athletes who test positive for marijuana at postseason events has almost tripled, USA Today reports.

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Imaging scans of the brains of people who smoke marijuana daily show a decrease in the number of receptors involved in pleasure, appetite, pain tolerance and many other key mental and bodily functions, a new study shows.

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A new report by a group of current and former world leaders recommends that the United States and other governments end the criminalization of drug use. The group urges governments to experiment with new ways to legalize and regulate marijuana to cut drug cartel profits. The report comes from the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which includes past presidents of Mexico, Brazil and Colombia, the current prime minister of Greece and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

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