war on drugs

Heroin's back - but prescription opiates are still a bigger problem

Jan 9, 2014
An increase in heroin use has been reported in many states, in part in response to government efforts to restrict access to prescription opiates.
Posted In: Heroin, drugs, prescription drugs, war on drugs

Boom times for opium cultivation in Afghanistan

Nov 13, 2013
516,000 acres in Afghanistan are dedicated to growing opium poppies.
Posted In: afghanistan, war on drugs

Feds and Mexican drug cartels find common ground on legalized marijuana

Aug 8, 2013
You know who doesn't like legalized weed? The drug cartels. And the federal government.
Posted In: marijuana, war on drugs

President Obama's drug policy adviser on medical marijuana and enforcement

Nov 29, 2012
The administration's drug policy after the "war on drugs."
Posted In: drugs, war on drugs

As U.S. pot laws evolve, some Mexicans question their policy

Nov 27, 2012
Recent votes to legalize marijuana in Colorado and Washington state have some Mexicans calling on their government to reconsider its drug policies.
Posted In: Mexico, drugs, war on drugs, marijuana, pot

Border town business grapples with Mexican gang violence

Oct 11, 2012
This week Mexican marines took out the leader of one of Mexico's most powerful drug gangs, the Zetas. There's some hope this might disrupt their reign of terror there and open up cross-border business and trade.
Posted In: Mexico, war on drugs, texas, trade

Legalize drugs? VP Biden says no.

Mar 6, 2012
In Mexico, Vice President Biden signals the administration is not open to changing drug policy.
Posted In: drugs, war on drugs, Biden, South America