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The War on Drugs, declared by President Nixon in 1970 and continued for the past four decades, has "not been successful," said Obama administration drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, echoing a common trope of the drug-policy reform movement.
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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) sometimes manifests itself as an inability to understand the consequences of one’s actions, a fact that has U.S. courts struggling to reconcile the medical science with justice in a number of criminal cases.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture once used the land in Virginia where the Pentagon now stands to grow hemp, a close cousin of the cannabis sativa plant that produces marijuana.
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has plagued many U.S. veterans of the Afghan and Iraq wars, but for British troops alcohol abuse seems to be the bigger problem.
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New York cops are nine times more likely to stop and search blacks and Latinos than whites, often citing nebulous “furtive movements” to justify pat-downs.
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The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the U.S. spent $48.1 billion annually to treat cancer between 2001 and 2005, nearly double the cost of cancer care recorded in 1987.
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Mothers are at the forefront of new legalization strategy from marijuana advocates.
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MillerCoors has announced that it will end its sponsor relationship with the National Football League, opening the door for Anheuser-Busch's Bud Light to become the league's official beer.
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Having a heart attack may not mean you need to quit drinking alcohol: in fact, a new study concludes that moderate drinkers who continued their moderate alcohol consumption after having a heart attack tended to fare better than those who abstained.
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President Obama said he is “committed to restoring balance in our efforts to combat the drug problems that plague our communities” in unveiling his 2010 National Drug Control Strategy, and while the plan does little to address the imbalance between demand-reduction and supply reduction spending in the drug budget, it does place stronger emphasis on implementing proven prevention strategies and investing in early interventions that are better integrated into mainstream medicine.
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