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End the International Drug War to Control the Afghan Narco-State

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.16.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

The U.S. government has failed to stop the drug trade at home. Washington also has not created a competent, effective, and honest central government in Afghanistan. How effective will Kabul be in limiting opium production when American troops go home?

Does Pharma Have a Constitutional Right to Push Dangerous Drugs?

Allen Frances | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Allen Frances

Let's hope that the continuing string of Pharma outrages and scandals provokes a righteous and effective backlash. We are fighting the wrong war on drugs. Containing Pharma should be our number one public health priority.

Narcotic Sentencing's Long Arc and Obama's Year of Action

Mark Osler | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Mark Osler

For the first time since Bill Clinton famously wandered through the press cabin in Air Force One asking, "You got anybody you wanna pardon?", a president is actively seeking candidates to have their sentences shortened. Unlike Clinton, Obama is asking the question seriously.

Lunch With Hoffman

Matthew Ebert | Posted 04.13.2014 | Celebrity
Matthew Ebert

I was on drugs back then: coke, booze, Xanax, anything I could get my hands on, really. It was 2002, and while Philip Seymour Hoffman's Hollywood career was skyrocketing, mine was a flameout from a jet engine careening backward down the wrong runway.

Is Bolivia the New Afghanistan, or Is O'Grady From The WSJ Delusional?

Violeta Ayala | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Violeta Ayala

Her eye-catching title reads, "Bolivia's decent into rogue state status," but what does that mean? A rouge state is a country that has broken international law and poses a threat to the security of other nations.

PHOTOS: Iran Burns 100 Tons Of Drugs In Annual Ceremony

AP | Posted 06.26.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran burned at least 100 tons of illicit drugs Wednesday, some in a Tehran ceremony attended by officials and foreign dignitaries, to ...

Cops Seize More Than $2M In Heroin And Crystal Meth

| Posted 07.20.2013 | New York

By Bryan Graham NEW YORK CITY -- Three men were indicted on drug trafficking charges after police seized nearly 20 pounds of heroin and crystal met...

"Crucifying" the "Other"

Eric E. Sterling | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Eric E. Sterling

Imagine how many more customers companies like Wal-Mart, McDonalds, General Motors, Amazon.com, Ford, Foot Locker, H & M, or Ben & Jerry's might have if the tens of millions of people with convictions could get jobs and not have to live on food stamps!

Raid Of The Day: Sylvia and Elsa Romero

Radley Balko | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

November 2, 1992: Fordham University student Sylvia Romero and her sister Elsa were relaxing in their apartment when they heard a loud knock at the...

Use Vice to Find Your Literary Voice

Jeff Klima | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

So many writing tutorial books and articles focus on your actual writing, that most of the time, the other, dare I say, more important, aspects of your would-be author career get overlooked.

21 Arrested In NYC Craigslist Prescription Drug Bust

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — The Craigslist ad offered black-market Percocet pills for sale but warned potential customers: "No LE please." Meaning: No law enforc...

Narcolandia: Drugs, Guns And Art

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts
Tanja M. Laden

Narcolandia features a range of colorful imagery and graphic depictions of a dark subject: drugs and guns, highlighting the tacit and illicit exchange that's often overshadowed by the broader and less complicated issue of immigration.

FBI Claims Drug Cartel Funneled Cash Through BofA

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business

Drug money has a way of sprawling. And some of it may have reached Bank of America. A federal probe into Los Zetas, a Mexican drug cartel, claims t...

How A Mexican Drug Cartel Makes Its Billions

www.nytimes.com | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

One afternoon last August, at a hospital on the outskirts of Los Angeles, a former beauty queen named Emma Coronel gave birth to a pair of heiresses. ...

Painkiller Association Closes As Senate Launches Probe

ProPublica | Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

A version of this story was published in The Washington Post.As the U.S. Senate Finance Committee launched an investigation Tuesday into makers of nar...

Woman Spends A Night In Jail After Pharmacy Trip From Hell

Loren Berlin | Posted 05.07.2012 | Money

When you go get a prescription filled, you typically brace for a few bad outcomes: There's the possibility your insurance won't cover your drug or you...

3 Tons Of Cocaine Seized At Seaport

AP | Posted 04.27.2012 | Crime

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Security forces seized 3.3 tons of cocaine during an anti-drug operation at one of Venezuela's main seaports Thursday, a top sec...

Greece Is The Wor(l)d: 4

Alexia Amvrazi | Posted 06.06.2012 | World
Alexia Amvrazi

In these places you may find an atmosphere of solemnity amongst locals, but prices have fallen, people are eager to offer as much as they can, and the country's natural glory shines on.

PHOTOS: Coast Guard Nabs 2 Tons Of Cocaine, 2,040 Pounds Of Pot

Posted 02.18.2012 | Miami

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has been kicking ass and taking drugs (so to speak) in the Caribbean sea this winter: crew members seized 4,000 pounds of...

Marijuana Found In Sour Candy Wrappers During Drug Bust

Posted 02.16.2012 | Crime

New York City police discovered 200 bags of crack cocaine and marijuana packaged in candy wrappers on Tuesday during a raid that ended in 14 arrests. ...

Squatters Caught With Cocaine, Marijuana, Guns, 10 Grenades, And A Pig

Posted 04.09.2012 | Miami

Two accused squatters are in custody after police say a New York resident arrived at his property in Miami to find them inside his home, where respond...

Drug War Comes To Northern Border

AP | By CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Federal law enforcement agencies will help tribal officers obtain equipment and training on Indian lands near the U.S.-Canadian borde...

WATCH: Police Nab 1,356 Pot Plants In 25-Lab Sweep

Posted 01.12.2012 | Miami

Miami-Dade Police narcotics officers sure were busy bees on Wednesday: they simultaneously busted 25 hydroponic marijuana labs worth $4.5 million. ...

Man Tries To Smuggle Heroin In Scotch Bottles

Posted 01.05.2012 | Travel

Wilfer Bohorquez Rojo was arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport with nearly $700,000 worth of smuggled heroin on New Year's Eve, MyCentralJ...

Lucia Graves

Marijuana, Narcotics Help Patients Reduce Chronic Pain, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.08.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- A new study out of UC San Francisco has found that medical marijuana, combined with certain opiates, appears to be a safe and effective ...