Lighting up may be legal in Colorado, but Denver Police are on the lookout for pollution from marijuana users and the fine is a hefty one.
While pro-pot advocates continue to cheer laws to legalize marijuana in several states, the debate is far from over. Washington State and Colorado are poised to provide a case study in the debate over legalization, with Colorado voters recently overwhelmingly approved a plan for taxing their state’s newly-legal marijuana market. Still, that doesn’t mean you […]
Agents shut down the new drug route before the sophisticated underground pathway could be used.
Drugs are big business and traffickers will go to great lengths to get their product on the streets. One of the latest methods is a recently discovered drug tunnel that stretches between San Diego and Mexico. The sophisticated pathway included rail tracks, ventilation and lighting – all right under the US border. Authorities found the […]
Another political drug scandal is brewing, causing some to question the connection between high-profile, high-powered jobs and substance abuse.
Addiction is hard enough to hide for everyday people, but for politicians and other famous faces, there are cameras around that often capture the problem in full color. Such is the case with Toronto’s mayor who has to answer questions about substance abuse now that a video has surfaced of him allegedly smoking crack. The […]
Pumpkins are popular, but who would think to use them as a method for transporting drugs?
It’s a fact of fall that we go pumpkin crazy this time of year. There are pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin soup and pumpkin pancakes. The big orange squash are so ubiquitous right now that a female traveler thought authorities at a Canadian airport might not notice if she used them to smuggle drugs. […]
The dangerous heroin substitute “krokodil” is making its way across the US, leaving devastation in its wake.
All drugs are dangerous, but a new substance krokodil, known as the “flesh-eating drug,” has made its way to the US, and health officials fear the havoc it may wreak. Seen as a cheaper alternative to heroin, the flesh-eating drug was mainly popular in Russia and Eastern Europe. Then it surfaced in Arizona, and new […]
Why are heavy drinkers more apt to break a limb?
We all know that heavy drinking can lead to a host of health risks, but who would have guessed that broken bones are among them? It turns out that doctors have begun connecting alcohol abuse with an increased likelihood of broken bones, and this doesn’t just refer to accidents like drunken falls or car accidents […]
Ketamine, aka “Special K,” is on its way to becoming the favorite drug in Asia, overtaking heroin.
Karaoke bars are usually harmless – except maybe to the ears of the audience. But a new trend in China revolves around private karaoke rooms where the big draw isn’t the opportunity to show off your vocal ability but instead the availability of ketamine. This horse tranquilizer has long been a popular party drug in […]
Electronic cigarettes are touted as a safer, socially acceptable alternative, but they come with health risks of their own.
Nicotine patches have long helped some smokers to quit, but now others are turning to e-cigarettes to kick the habit. A new study even shows that they are proving slightly more effective than the patch when used for smoking cessation. But how do e-cigarettes work, where did they come from and what are the risks […]
Will an Illinois teen spend 14 years in prison for a car wreck while high or will the law say she’s not liable because this type of canned air is not a legally recognized intoxicant?
For many teens, the biggest worry about underage drinking or drug use is whether or not their parents will find out or whether they’ll be too hung over to make it to class the next day. There are many more serious concerns, though, that anyone should weigh before joining in what may seem like a […]
The show wasn’t responsible for our country’s meth epidemic, but did it – even inadvertently -- manage to somehow make the drug look cool?
In case you’ve been living under a rock lately, the AMC series Breaking Bad ended last Sunday night, after five seasons and 62 episodes. And the finale seemed to be a resounding success. A Today show online survey found 96 percent of fans rating the episode “good” or “perfect.” The series ender even inspired Twitter […]