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Mar 19, 2013 at 8:45 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - To law enforcement agencies, the disappearance of a Missouri woman and her young daughter for four days had all the markings of an abduction: a cryptic text message asking for help, a phone call that sounded like it was being...
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 11, 2012 at 7:49 AM
Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation's drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made methamphetamine, flooding U.S. cities with exceptionally cheap, extraordinarily potent meth from factorylike "superlabs."
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.
May 19, 2012 at 3:36 PM
Prosecutors have accused a Vancouver, Wash., man and three other people with leading an international conspiracy to manufacture and sell designer drugs online and to stores that earned them $5 million between 2009 and earlier this month.
Mar 6, 2012 at 7:10 AM
The Navy soon will begin giving Breathalyzer tests to many of its sailors before they report to work aboard a ship under a new program that will spread to the Marine Corps later this year.
Jan 22, 2012 at 9:26 AM
A quarter-century after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drugs based on the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, additional medicines derived from the cannabis plant itself could soon be making their way to pharmacies.
Dec 14, 2011 at 9:19 AM
More teens are turning to pot and see it as less of a risk at the same time alcohol use among the same age group has dipped to historic lows, according to an annual national survey of drug use released Wednesday.
Nov 3, 2011 at 4:00 PM
As a deadly designer drug craze grows in strength, more people are having dangerous reactions. Yet, despite warnings and new laws, these drugs are still available all over our region.
Sep 28, 2011 at 9:05 AM
Advocates for legalizing marijuana or treating it as a medicine say the program is a glaring contradiction in the nation's 40-year war on drugs: maintaining the federal ban on pot while at the same time supplying it.
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.
Mar 17, 2011 at 5:06 PM
One teen died and 10 teenagers and young adults were hospitalized Thursday after an apparent mass overdose on a designer hallucinogen at a suburban Minneapolis home, authorities said.
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.
Dec 20, 2010 at 10:33 AM
The driver who plowed into three people at Pike Place Market after smoking synthetic pot last week is a "damn fool" who almost killed his parents, says the son of a married couple hurt in the crash.