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Ex-DEA Agent Who Lied About Owning Strip Club Avoids Prison Time

Reuters | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.09.2017 | Crime

(Reuters) A former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent avoided prison on Wednesday after being convicted last year of lying during a national s...

DEA Asked Public To Comment On Its Proposed Kratom Ban And 99 Percent Opposed It

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

When the Drug Enforcement Administration formally backed off plans last year to ban the herb kratom, the agency announced it would accept input from t...

Tim Kaine Officiated A Same-Sex Wedding The Day Of Trump's Inauguration

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.26.2017 | Queer Voices

The night of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va) was busy helping Dea Jones and Sharon McLeod publicly ― and legally ...

This Scientist Thinks Cannabis Could Be A Wonder Drug For Treating MS

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2017 | Healthy Living

For the more than 400,000 Americans suffering from multiple sclerosis ― an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord ― the current...

The DEA's Decision Not to Reclassify Marijuana Means Almost Nothing

Rob Kampia | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Rob Kampia

But rescheduling marijuana would not have allowed doctors to prescribe marijuana nationwide. Coca leaves, from which cocaine is derived, are listed in Schedule II, but physicians cannot prescribe coca leaves -- and pharmacies cannot sell these leaves -- because no one has moved coca leaves through the FDA approval process to make them available by prescription.

DEA Keeps Head In The Sand; Refuses To Reschedule Marijuana

Derek Rosenfeld | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Derek Rosenfeld

Marijuana prohibition is the driving force of the war on drugs, and is responsible for hundreds of thousands of people getting arrested every year, who are predominantly black and Latino, even though white people use and sell marijuana at similar rates.

10 Smoke Signals Heralding The End Of Federal Medical Marijuana Prohibition

Steph Sherer | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Steph Sherer

A little less than a year ago I wrote an article “10 Reasons Why Federal Medical Marijuana Prohibition is about to Go Up in Smoke” for the Huffing...

Unique MLK Birthday Celebration in Harlem

John Burnett | Posted 01.28.2017 | Black Voices
John Burnett

Amid national headlines of growing tension between Blacks and police departments nationwide, some Harlem organizations and residents work to continue establishing a healthy relationship with local law enforcement agencies that depict a different story in the name of peace and partnership to mold and shape a renewed community.

Haiti's Martelly and His Henchman Set the Stage for Tragedy

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.25.2017 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Let's think about the evil absurdity of the crisis playing out in Haiti, and the complicity of international forces that set the stage for this loomin...

Do We Really Need The Drug Enforcement Administration?

Jules Horowitz | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Jules Horowitz

It is clear that the DEA has done more damage than good when it comes to drug use in the U.S. From the rise of toxic designer drugs to the billions of dollars wasted fighting on the "war on drugs" to the innocent lives lost because of their carelessness, it is time to cut our losses and shut down the DEA.

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...

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 ...

The Same Deadly Fix, Just Cheaper

John Temple | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics
John Temple

The power of painkillers is that they come in amber pill bottles, not little plastic bags. Their precise, factory-shaped contours make it easy for people -- even doctors -- to believe they aren't addictive. But the painkiller epidemic and the heroin epidemic are one and the same. And their addictions are equally horrific.

Operation Cyber Juice Targets Underground Steroid Labs with Anti-Doping Assistance - But Who Are the Real Users?

Rick Collins | Posted 09.23.2016 | Crime
Rick Collins

It's clear that effective policies and interventions are necessary to deal with the current problems associated with underground steroid labs. But the involvement of WADA and USADA may divert the discussion to tangential issues.

On Marijuana Policy, Congress Needs to Pick Up Where It Left Off

Rob Kampia | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Rob Kampia

As with marriage reform, the bulk of the action with marijuana legalization has been at the state level, with most members of Congress hesitant to express support until public opinion moves well past the tipping point. This is starting to change.

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...

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...

DEA Chief Resignation Opportunity to Appoint Reformer

Bill Piper | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Bill Piper

As states legalize marijuana, reform sentencing, and treat drug use more as a health issue and less as a criminal justice issue, the DEA must change with the times. Michele Leonhart's departure is an opportunity to appoint someone who will overhaul the agency and support reform.

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Chief Michele Leonhart To Resign Amid 'Sex Party' Scandal, Policy Disagreements | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The embattled head of the Drug Enforcement Administration will resign next month, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday. D...

Matt Ferner

Lawmakers Declare 'No Confidence' In DEA Chief | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

A bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers said Wednesday that they have no confidence in Drug Enforcement Administration head Michele Leonhart. Th...

Ryan J. Reilly

None Of The Agents Involved In DEA 'Sex Parties' Were Fired. Some Even Got Promoted. | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration defended herself on Tuesday against charges by skeptical members of Congress that the DE...

Nick Wing

A Former Medellin Cartel Official Has Been A DEA Informant For 27 Years. Now He Wants Out. | Nick Wing | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

After a career on the front lines of the drug war, Carlos Toro is making the biggest gamble of his life.

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA, Secret Service Agents Accused Of Stealing Bitcoins During Silk Road Investigation | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two former federal law enforcement agents who investigated an online marketplace used to trade drugs have been arrested and charged with...

Meth Production in Illinois Sees Decrease After Four-Year Increase

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.25.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Had the fictional TV show "Breaking Bad" been set in Illinois or another state in the Midwest, Walter White, aka Heisenberg, would have felt right at home.