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Puyallup Tribe aims to open pot shop on tribal land in Fife
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is planning to sell recreational marijuana on tribal land in Fife. Tribal spokesman John Weymer says the tribe is eyeing a marijuana shop where it now runs Stogie's Cigar & Sports Lounge in Fife, about 30 miles south of Seattle. The ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Tacoma Washington Cannabis Pierce County Washington Recreational drug use Hemp Washington Puyallup The News Tribune
College students smoking more pot, fewer cigarettes, study says
More college students are using marijuana but fewer are smoking cigarettes, according to an annual study of college drug use. CLEVELAND, Ohio - More college students are using marijuana but fewer are smoking cigarettes, according to an annual study of college drug use. Alcohol remains the drug of choice. Starting in 1980, the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research Monitoring the Future study has included nationally representative samples of 1,000 to 1,500 full-time college students who are one to four years beyond high school.  In general, men are more likely than women to use nearly all of the illicit drugs, the report said. Sedatives are the primary exception; and there the genders are very close in their annual prevalence rates. Here are results of what college students in 2015 reported using. All statistics are based on any use in the past 12 months, unless otherwise noted. Marijuana 38 percent. That is an increase from 30 percent in 2006. 4.4 percent reported daily or near-daily use of marijuana (having used 20 or more times in the prior 30 days), a decline from 5.9 percent in 2014. Marijuana use may be increasing because most college students do not see it as dangerous, the study said. Cigarettes Daily smoking declined from 19.3 percent in 1999 to 4.2 percent in 2015. 11 percent said they had smoked a cigarette in the prior 30 days, compared to 31 percent in 1999. Alcohol 79 percent indicated that they used in the past 12 months and 63 percent in the past 30 days. 62 percent said they were drunk at least once in the past 12 months and 38 percent in the past 30 days. 40 percent reported binge drinking--defined as having five or more drinks on at least one occasion in the past two weeks. Nonmedical use of prescription drugs 3.3 percent. Use has been declining since reaching a high of 8.8 percent in 2006. Heroin  0.1 percent. Use has been low for many years. The highest annual prevalence recorded since 1980 was in 1998 at 0.6 percent, but the rate has been at or under 0.3 percent since 2005. Amphetamines  9.7 percent. From 2008 through 2012, the percentage rose from 5.7 percent to 11.1 percent, likely due to more students using them to improve their academic performance. Ecstasy, also known as "Molly"  4.2 percent. Use has been in decline since 2012. Synthetic marijuana 1.5 percent. A decline from 8.5 percent in 2011. Salvia 0.4 percent. A decline from 5.8 in 2009. Bath salts 0.1 percent. Decline from 0.3 percent in 2012.
75 points by The Plain Dealer | Drug addiction Drug Drugs Cigarette Pharmacology Recreational drug use Prevalence Decline
‘F**ked up in fields’: 'Hundreds' of illegal raves planned after London superclub Fabric shut down
More than 170 illegal raves are planned in London this weekend following the closure of the nightclub Fabric, with organizers saying the authorities should “expect an uprise in kids getting f**ked up in fields.” Read Full Article at RT.com
3488 points by Russia Today | Rave Drug addiction Raver Drug Nightclub Techno Recreational drug use London
Q+A: Ex-law enforcement officer explains why he works to legalize marijuana
Jason Thomas helped carry out the war on drugs, but what he saw convinced him it wasn’t always a just cause. During his two and a half years in law enforcement ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Law Recreational drug use Decriminalization Prohibition Cannabis Cannabis Police Prison
Advocates press case for legal recreational marijuana
Legalizing marijuana for recreational use in Nevada would create thousands of jobs, reduce black market sales and generate millions of tax dollars for ...
688 points by Las Vegas Sun | Las Vegas metropolitan area Nevada Clark County Nevada Las Vegas Nevada Recreational drug use Cannabis Medical cannabis Law
Marijuana could replace tobacco as sin-tax jackpot
With fewer people smoking, cigarette tax revenue is declining. So it isn't far-fetched to imagine that pot could one day soon overtake tobacco as the better cash cow.
23 points by The Denver Post | Indirect tax Decriminalization Legalization Value added tax Regressive tax Victimless crime Cannabis Recreational drug use
College students using more pot, fewer opioids
HealthDay News American college students' use of marijuana continues to increase, but the appeal of other drugs, including amphetamines and opioids, may be waning.
2 points by UPI | United Press International Morphine William Randolph Hearst Recreational drug use Hydrocodone Opioid News World Communications Opioids
DEA approves synthetic marijuana for big pharma company against legalization
A synthetic marijuana product could be available for commercialization after the DEA gave a newly approved drug a schedule II classification. Read Full Article at RT.com
850 points by Russia Today | Controlled Substances Act Drug control law Tetrahydrocannabinol Cannabis Morphine Drug Enforcement Administration Drug addiction Recreational drug use
‘White Boy Rick’ movie in works
Cameras rolling on portrayal of Detroit area’s infamous 1980s teen drug kingpin        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Prison Drug Life imprisonment Murder Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs Recreational drug use Illegal drug trade Prohibition
China Moves to Keep Its Deadly Opioids out of U.S.
China moved to stem its flow of deadly drugs to the U.S., adding four lethal heroinlike narcotics to a list of controlled substances after Washington had urged it to help combat a growing opioid epidemic.
93 points by The Wall Street Journal | Morphine Opioid Drug addiction Opioids Hydrocodone Fentanyl Recreational drug use Opiate
Weed bouquets now available for the stoner significant other
You won’t find this popular Valentine’s Day bouquet at the florist. California couples are trading flower stores for marijuana dispensaries this year to buy their significant others weed bouquets, according to KTVU. Pot shops looking to cash in on the holiday are selling arrangements for stoners that include cannabis, along with more traditional options such as roses and lavender....
279 points by New York Post | Recreational drug use Cannabis Tetrahydrocannabinol Cannabis sativa Legality of cannabis by country Flower Smoke Rose
5 teens face pot charges over gummy bears that sickened students
Five teenagers have been charged after investigators determined gummy bears that made several high school students sick last year were laced with pot.
3 points by Chicago Sun-Times | High school Naperville Illinois Confectionery Boy Psychoactive drug Recreational drug use Cardiology Education
Happy haul: Dutch police seize ingredients enough to make 1 bn ecstasy pills
Dutch police have seized materials that could make as many as 1 billion ecstasy pills in a stolen truck near the Belgian border on Thursday. Three men were arrested at the scene. Read Full Article at RT.com
57 points by Russia Today | Illegal drug trade Controlled Substances Act Methamphetamine Netherlands Recreational drug use Morphine Drug Drug addiction
Judge: Florida airport shooting suspect refusing medication
MIAMI (AP) — A judge says Florida airport shooting suspect Esteban Santiago will not take medication for an undisclosed mental condition.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | United States Federal Bureau of Investigation English-language films Federal government of the United States U.S. state Brain Indictment Recreational drug use
Trump's Justice Department may crack down on thriving pot industry, but is it too big to jail?
Marijuana mogul Seibo Shen is accustomed to fighting – but it is usually on the Jiu Jitsu mat, where the undefeated 40-year old prefers to engage completely baked. “You know that movie ‘Drunken Master’?” he said, nodding to the cult film about a martial arts master whose secret weapon is inebriation....
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Cannabis Tetrahydrocannabinol President of the United States Cannabis sativa Recreational drug use Legality of cannabis by country Federal government of the United States Federal government
Doctor sent to prison for phony opioid prescriptions
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A prominent radiologist in western New York is going to prison for two years for writing hundreds of illegal prescriptions for opioid drugs. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Vilardo sentenced Dr. Albert Cowie to two years in prison on Thursday. Cowie is a recovering drug addict who ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Morphine Drug addiction Opioid Recreational drug use Heroin Drug Codeine New York
Trump tapping Sessions as AG outrages marijuana reform community
Sessions has throughout his 19 years in the Senate been a staunch opponent to any type of drug reform.
712 points by Daily News | Prohibition Drug addiction Cannabis Recreational drug use United States Legality of cannabis by country Psychoactive drug Civil liberties
Rule bans bars, many restaurants from creating pot-use areas
DENVER (AP) - Denver bars and many restaurants won't be able to offer on-site marijuana consumption because a new rule prohibits liquor-license holders from applying for the permit. State licensing officials have announced the rule, striking a blow to Denver's voter-passed initiative to allow patrons to use the drug in ...
1 points by The Washington Times | License Cannabis Colorado Psychoactive drug Recreational drug use Prohibition The Denver Post
Legal pot brings temporary tax break for some medical users
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some California medical marijuana users are getting a tax break.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Law Plant Recreational drug use Cannabis State
Why heroin is Mexican cartels' new drug of choice
In Mexico, a profound change is occurring in the drug trade.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | United States Illegal drug trade Drug addiction Recreational drug use Cocaine Mexico Morphine Psychoactive drug
Kansas City man charged in sale of guns to investigators
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City man is charged with selling more than a dozen firearms, including assault-style rifles, to undercover federal agents. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2fZB3SQ ) reports that 29-year-old Cory Adams is charged with eight counts of using a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Illegal drug trade Drug Missouri Firearm Carbine Recreational drug use Rifle Clandestine chemistry
Boston, Colo. officials talk marijuana worries
Will Massachusetts hospitals be swamped by patients who’ve had a bad experience with pot? What about teens? Will they be more likely to use marijuana now that Massachusetts voters have approved recreational use? With recreational marijuana set to become legal next month, concerns about the drugs’ effect on a wide swath of life have gained […]
2 points by The Boston Globe | Recreational drug use Law Boston Hospital Legalization Massachusetts Victimless crime Experience
Why heroin is Mexican drug cartels' new product of choice
In Mexico, a profound change is occurring in the drug trade.       
13531 points by USA Today | United States Illegal drug trade Drug addiction Recreational drug use Cocaine Mexico Morphine Psychoactive drug
Denver blazes trail as first US city to legalize cannabis in bars & other businesses
They have yet to finish counting all the ballots from last week’s vote but Denver’s Initiative 300 has been approved meaning cannabis will soon be allowed in bars, restaurants, art galleries and other businesses throughout the city. Read Full Article at RT.com
1027 points by Russia Today | Election Voting Recreational drug use Voting system Democracy Cannabis City Tetrahydrocannabinol
Marijuana entrepreneurs celebrate ballot results, say business flourishing
Legalized recreational marijuana in an increasing number of states will reduce unnecessary arrests for people in possession the plant, exhibitors and speakers at this week’s ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Cannabis Cannabis Marijuana Policy Project Rob Kampia U.S. state Recreational drug use Decriminalization Ethan Nadelmann
One in three European teens finds it ‘easy’ to score pot – survey
Binge drinking remains a problem among European teens, though smoking is on the decline, according to a new study focusing on young people’s use of alcohol, cigarettes and drugs. Read Full Article at RT.com
21 points by Russia Today | Drug Drug addiction Illegal drug trade Morphine Heroin Psychoactive drug Recreational drug use Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs
DC medical marijuana patients could soon get more pot
WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser wants to double the amount of medical marijuana that qualified city residents can buy each month. Bowser announced Wednesday that she will propose allowing patients to buy 4 ounces of pot a month, rather than 2 ounces. The regulatory change requires ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Spasm Washington D.C. Recreational drug use English-language films Cannabis The Washington Times Plant Council of the District of Columbia
Colorado Springs orders 9 cannabis clubs to “cease and desist”
Nine Colorado Springs cannabis consumption clubs received cease-and-desist letters from the City Clerk's Office last week in the first crackdown under a ban on the clubs enacted by the City Council on March 22.
107 points by The Denver Post | Cannabis License Plant Recreational drug use United Kingdom Law
Legalizing weed will cost lives
In Nevada we have the same issue: Politicians who support the sale of marijuana are those most likely to own and operate exchanges that sell the drug. Of course all these “legitimate” dealers claim they sell marijuana for medical reasons only, but in reality, we all know …
14 points by Las Vegas Sun | Recreational drug use Illegal drug trade Sales Drug addiction Drug Las Vegas Nevada
EDITORIAL: ‘A false assumption’
Studies confirm pot-slacker connection
15 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Recreational drug use Cannabis Tetrahydrocannabinol Hashish Cannabis Smoke University College London Psychoactive drug
Smoking medical marijuana can still get you fired
Can I be rejected for a job because I failed a drug test as a result of using medical marijuana? While many states have approved medical marijuana and a handful have approved recreational marijuana use, it is still an illegal drug under federal law. Only a few states have passed legislation that says testing positive...
399 points by New York Post | Employment Tetrahydrocannabinol Cannabis Recreational drug use Illegal drug trade A Great Way to Care Smoke Vaporizer
Panel sees problems in legalizing recreational marijuana in Nevada
In November, Nevadans will vote on whether to legalize recreational marijuana — Question 2 would allow adults 21 years and older to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana legally. On Saturday, a panel of experts largely argued that legalization might be a bad idea.
307 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Law Victimless crime Recreational drug use Legalization Decriminalization Criminology Cannabis Psychoactive drug
Nun who led Chicago sobriety house for decades: Today's drugs 'a lot worse'
Since 1983, Sister Therese O'Sullivan has had a front-row seat to observe Chicago's drug scourge, serving as co-founder of a homeless shelter turned sobriety home on the city's South Side. She has seen a lot in those three decades, and some of it has been good, such as increased societal compassion...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Drug addiction Drug Heroin Illegal drug trade Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs Recreational drug use Prohibition Addiction