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Touched by addiction, thousands pack the Mall to say enough is enough
The rally, which attracted thousands, was a plea to change the rhetoric surrounding addiction and draw needed attention to the issue, said Donald McFarland, communications director for Facing Addiction. “That’s why we’re in Washington, D.C., because it is a national health-care crisis,” he said. “The truth of the matter is, ‘just say no’ didn’t work and the war on drugs failed.” more

Police Arrested Someone For Weed Possession Every 51 Seconds In 2014
New statistics show the U.S. war on marijuana is far from over.
Law enforcement officers made just over 700,000 arrests on marijuana-related charges in 2014, according to data released by the FBI on Monday. Of that total, 88.4 percent -- or about 619,800 arrests -- were made for marijuana possession alone, a rate of about one arrest every 51 seconds over the entire year. more

Doctors and Pharmacists are Partners in Fight Against Addiction
Doctors and pharmacists are critical partners with law enforcement in the fight against addiction, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday.  Speaking at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Lynch said the Justice Department has cracked down on the illegal drug supply chain, disrupted pill mills and cut down on doctor-shopping, the Associated Press reports. more

Senators lay out bill to address opioid addiction

The Senate's lead on fighting opiate abuse in Massachusetts wants to require schools to screen students for drug use, require insurers to report denials of addiction treatment and increase access to alternative pain management. more

South Dakota tribe to open nation's 1st marijuana resort
The Santee Sioux tribe has already proven its business acumen, running a successful casino, a 120-room hotel and a 240-head buffalo ranch on the plains of South Dakota. more

Ky considering roadside driver drug tests
State officials are evaluating a roadside drug test that could help police counter the growing number of drivers who are high behind the wheel, a problem that kills more than 200 people each year in Kentucky. more

Children getting drunk on hand sanitizer
You squirt on the hand sanitizer for getting rid of those nasty germs and bacteria. So many people use it to keep themselves healthy, but most parents don't realize how dangerous and even deadly hand sanitizer can be. more

Increased marijuana, heroin use contribute to highest reported illicit drug use in more than a decade
Findings from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), released today, reveal the percentage of Americans aged 12 or older who used an illicit drug in 2014 was higher than in every year between 2002 and 2013, driven primarily by increases in marijuana use, sustained rates of nonmedical pain reliever use, and increases in heroin use. more

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