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Drivers Got High On Federal Weed For Stoned Driving Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

For several months in 2013 and 2014, federal researchers administered free marijuana and alcohol to a group of people and set them loose in a driving ...

Let's Be Clear Who Has Caused the Border Crisis -- Us and Drugs

Stanton Peele | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

The massive influx of young refugees from Honduras and other Central American countries is due to the drug war, to the illegality of drugs, to the com...

Matt Ferner

The Federal Government Just Ordered A Thousand Pounds Of Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

The federal government just ordered all the marijuana it wants -- something it would send most Americans to prison for doing. On Monday, the Drug E...

Alcohol or Cannabis? No Question Which Substance Poses a Greater Risk to Health

Paul Armentano | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Paul Armentano

NIDA and other government agencies are privy to this information, of course, yet they willfully choose to ignore it -- as does the Obama administration. It shouldn't.

Federal Drug Agency Admits It's Clueless About Marijuana

Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

The National Institute on Drug Abuse released an eyebrow-raising statement to PolitiFact on Monday, denying that marijuana is less toxic than alcohol....

US: Investigate Ethics in China Drug Study

Human Rights Watch | Posted 06.19.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(New York) – A study about heroin cravings partially funded by a US agency and conducted in two Chinese drug rehabilitation centers raises serio...

Suthers Calls Teen Marijuana Survey Findings 'Concerning'

Posted 12.15.2011 | Denver

The lure of alcohol and cigarettes among teens has found a competitor this year: marijuana. And it's a finding that everybody should be concerned abou...

Obama: From First to Worst on Medical Marijuana

Rob Kampia | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Barack Obama instilled hope in medical marijuana supporters by pledging to respect state laws on the matter. And for the first two years of his term, he was generally faithful to his promise. Yet suddenly, he has become arguably the worst president regarding medical marijuana.

Behind the Lack of Medical Marijuana Research: Feds Disallowing Initiatives

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

A "catch-22" has long plagued medical marijuana advocates and patients. Lawmakers and health regulators demand clinical studies on safety and efficacy, but the feds bar these studies from being conducted.

What If We Had A National Institute Of Addiction?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

We don't have one now - we have a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This nomenclature has consequences

What Is Addiction?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Addiction is a nasty business which enslaves people. But if you're going to target that practice, then you'd better come and take all the coffee and Diet Coke the office.

What Your Government Knows About Cannabis And Cancer -- And Isn't Telling You

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

What possible advances in the treatment of cancer could have been achieved had U.S. government officials chosen to advance, not suppress, research into the anti-cancer effects of cannabis?