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Congressman Calls For DEA Chief's Removal After He Calls Medical Marijuana A 'Joke'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

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Friday Talking Points -- Rebutting GOP Debate Nonsense

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.13.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

This week's talking points are all, essentially, rebuttals to the biggest nonsense espoused on the stage of the fourth Republican debate. It was hard to pick only seven, as there was a bumper crop of nonsense in this particular debate, so forgive us if your favorite didn't make the cut.

Thousands Demand Firing Of DEA Chief Over Medical Pot Remarks

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

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Heroin Deaths Are Surging, But The Deadliest Drugs Are Still Pills

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living

Prescription drugs kill more people in the U.S. than any other drug, but heroin overdose deaths have exploded, leading the Drug Enforcement Administra...

Cops Aren't Worried About Marijuana, DEA's Own Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

Local and state law enforcement nationwide sees weed as the least of its drug worries, a report from the Drug Enforcement Administration found -- even...

Friday Talking Points -- Hillary's Very Good Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Hillary Clinton just had the best week of her campaign yet. Not only did she shine at the Benghazi hearing yesterday, three of her Democratic opponents dropped out of the presidential nomination race.

DEA Agents Received Bonuses During 'Sex Parties' Investigation

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Several employees at the Drug Enforcement Administration received bonuses while they were under investigation in connection with sexual ...

Mexico Says Drug Boss Guzman Narrowly Evades Capture

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.17.2015 | World

MEXICO CITY, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The world's most-wanted drug boss, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, narrowly evaded security forces searching for him in th...

Mexican Authorities Go After El Chapo In The Sinaloa Mountains

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.15.2015 | World

Mexican authorities may be closing in on escaped drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, but they still haven't...

DEA Employees Fail Drug Tests, Shockingly Face No Serious Consequences

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

A number of federal employees with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have failed drug tests over the past five years, only to receive short su...

DEA Informant Who Helped Defeat Medellín Cartel Sues Feds For Back Pay

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

Carlos Toro spent more than 25 years helping the Drug Enforcement Administration build cases against some of the world's biggest drug traffickers. No...

Operation Naked King: U.S. Secretly Targeted Bolivia's Evo Morales In Drug Sting

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

The United States has secretly indicted top officials connected to the government of Bolivian President Evo Morales for their alleged invol...

Friday Talking Points -- GOP Debates, Round One

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.17.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

Well, that was entertaining, wasn't it? We refer, of course, to the grand spectacle of the first Republican presidential debates, held last night on Fox News. Since this is all anyone's talking about in the political world today, we are going to follow suit and devote most of this column to our reactions.

New DEA Chief: 'Heroin Is Clearly More Dangerous Than Marijuana'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

The new Drug Enforcement Administration chief has finally made it clear: Marijuana is safer than heroin.  DEA head Chuck Rosenberg told rep...

Researching Marijuana for Therapeutic Purposes: The Potential Promise of Cannabidiol (CBD)

Nora Volkow | Posted 07.23.2015 | Science
Nora Volkow

CBD appears to be a safe drug with no addictive effects, and the preliminary data suggest that it may have therapeutic value for a number of medical conditions. Addressing barriers that slow clinical research with CBD would accelerate progress.

10 Reasons Why Federal Medical Marijuana Prohibition is about to Go Up in Smoke

Steph Sherer | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Steph Sherer

For the first time, we have comprehensive medical marijuana legislation in both the U.S. House and Senate. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act (CARERS) Act of 2015 is the most comprehensive piece of federal medical marijuana legislation ever introduced in the U.S. Congress.

These Native American Tribes Legalized Weed, But That Didn't Stop Them From Getting Raided By The Feds

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

In the foggy early morning hours of Wednesday, July 8, special agents from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Drug Enforcement Administration and stat...

Venezuelan Vet Arrested For Allegedly Implanting Heroin In Puppies

AP | Posted 06.23.2015 | World

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested a Venezuelan veterinarian wanted by the U.S. for allegedly trafficking heroin by implanting it in puppies...

Amtrak Passenger Claims DEA Agent Straight Up Stole Money From His Wallet

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

There's legal theft -- and then there's just plain old theft.

$50 Million Worth Of Heroin Seized In New York's Largest Bust Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.20.2015 | Crime

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Tuesday that it has seized 154 pounds of heroin, worth $50 million, from a secret compartment in a vehic...

Reflections on Colombia's "Narco-Paramilitary State"

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

In his contribution to the recent report put together by the Historical Commission of the Colombian Armed Conflict and Its Victims (Feb. 2015), one of Colombia's bravest voices, Father Javier Giraldo, S.J., gives his take on "The Origins of The Armed Conflict, its Persistence and its Impacts."

Matt Ferner

Mock Ad For New DEA Chief Shows What It Takes To Be A 'Real' Drug Warrior | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

A leading drug policy reform group has created a satirical ad seeking a new Drug Enforcement Administration chief that skewers the DEA in the wake of ...

Friday Talking Points -- Giggles the Pig For Mayor!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When it comes to the 2016 field of Republican presidential candidates, the rule of thumb this time around is obviously going to be "the more, the merrier!" The number of officially-announced Republican candidates actually doubled this week.

Nick Wing

DEA Steals $16,000 In Cash From Young Black Man, Because He Must Be A Drug Dealer | Nick Wing | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics

After scraping together enough money to produce a music video in Hollywood, 22-year-old Joseph Rivers set out last month on a train trip from Michigan...

Friday Talking Points -- Run, Bernie, Run!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders deserves the Most Impressive Democrat award this week, because he threw his hat in the ring. No, he is not Elizabeth Warren. But, more importantly, he is running to become president, which she is not.