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SAM's Chairman, Patrick Kennedy, speaks to Global News BC1 in Vancouver about the dangers of marijuana use and legalization.
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The flood of heroin coming into and going out of New York City has surged to the highest levels in more than two decades, alarming law enforcement officials who say that bigger players are now entering the market to sell the drug here and to feed a growing appetite along the East Coast.
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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral disorder of childhood, yet experts are worried by statistics that show very young kids are now getting powerful medications to treat the problem.
Some 10,000 toddlers across the U.S. are being diagnosed as hyperactive and receiving drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced in a new report. The 2- and 3-year-olds — especially those whose families who are on Medicaid —are getting the drugs even though the American Academy of Pediatrics doesn't even have guidelines for ADHD in children under 4.
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Dr. Lochan Naidoo from South Africa has been elected new president of INCB (International Narcotics Control Board)
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The Dutch government hands out billions of euros in subsidies every year but has little idea if the money is well spent, Subsidies handed out in 2010 went to cannabis cafes, the Casa Rosso sex club, an Islamic group said to have terrorist links and a caviar company where the owner has convictions for fraud, the NRC said.
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Hundreds of sheep in the central west of NSW have died after eating a poisonous plant and bashing their heads open "like heroin addicts".
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Nearly 350 so-called legal highs have been identified in more than 90 countries, although this number could be significantly higher, United Nations drug experts have warned. However, none of the 348 novel psychoactive substances (NPS), also known as designer drugs or legal highs, identified are currently under international control, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said.
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Michigan State University arrested 261 people for drugs in 2012, a 158 percent increase from two years earlier, the East Lansing school says. The university had more drug arrests than any state school in 2012, the last year for which figures are available, the Lansing State Journal reported Sunday.
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) came out strongly against the legalization of marijuana in an interview with ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl.
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Mexican authorities said Saturday that they have arrested the leader of a gang responsible for trafficking drugs from the southwestern state of Guerrero to the United States. Leonor Nava Romero, 45, was captured Friday in Tecpan de Galeana, Guerrero.
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