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Dec 20, 2012 at 3:15 PM
Teenagers' perception of the dangers of marijuana has fallen to the lowest level in more than 20 years, a new study says, prompting federal researchers to warn that already high use of the drug could increase as more states move to legalize it.
Oct 5, 2012 at 2:11 PM
Health officials say a form of synthetic marijuana known as "spice" has caused at least a half-dozen cases of sudden kidney failure in Oregon and southwest Washington since May.
Sep 22, 2012 at 9:57 AM
Her mother is in prison for welfare fraud. Her stepfather is lying low. Her six siblings are in the custody of child welfare authorities. And Aliayah Lunsford, the brown-eyed 3-year-old who vanished from her West Virginia home a year ago Monday, is still missing.
Jul 25, 2012 at 8:01 AM
People are inventing so many new, legal ways to get high that lawmakers can't seem to keep up.
Jun 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM
A Florida medical examiner says only marijuana was found in the system of a Florida man shot while chewing another man's face.
Jun 4, 2012 at 5:35 PM
A dangerous drug made national headlines after a horrific crime in Miami, a gruesome zombie-like attack where one man ate the face off another man. And bath salts, although banned by the federal government, are more accessible than many street drugs.
Sep 7, 2011 at 7:41 PM
The Drug Enforcement Administration says it will temporarily outlaw possession and sale of three synthetic stimulants as dangerous chemicals that pose an imminent hazard to public health.
Apr 22, 2011 at 8:27 AM
Investigators suspect the designer drug may explain the deaths of 5-year-old Jordan Stewart, and his parents, David Stewart and Kristy Sampels, as they found the substances on David Stewart, in his car and in his house.
Apr 7, 2011 at 7:45 AM
An Associated Press analysis shows that the substances are increasingly causing users to fall seriously ill, with some suffering seizures and hallucinations.
Apr 6, 2011 at 3:15 PM
An Associated Press analysis shows that the substances are increasingly causing users to fall seriously ill, with some suffering seizures and hallucinations.
Jan 12, 2011 at 10:10 PM
A local father is outraged that some local smoke shops are legally selling synthetic speed to people like his son and said he wants them to stop.
Jul 19, 2010 at 4:28 PM
Spice is 15 times more powerful than marijuana when smoked and doesn't show up on a drug test. Drug sniffing dogs can't detect it. And most police departments have never even heard of it.
Jun 23, 2010 at 2:38 PM
This Saturday, June 26, Linn County will have its first of four summer Agritourism trail launches. Just follow the “Oregon Country Trails” signs to explore farms, produce stands, artists’ studios, restaurants, bakeries, museums and more. Stop by the...
Jan 27, 2010 at 12:22 PM
The hard-luck son of Michael Douglas pleaded guilty on Wednesday to dealing large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine while holed up in a trendy Manhattan hotel where he was arrested last year.