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March 25, 2013
~ Multi-Year Effort Will Help Prevent Half a Million Teens from Abusing Medicines by 2017 ~  New York, NY, March 25, 2013 – The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a national nonprofit helping parents solve the problem of teen...
March 22, 2013
The Florida House Judiciary Committee this week passed a bill that would add 27 substances to the list of controlled substances that are banned in the state. The bill aims to make it more difficult for makers of...
March 21, 2013
Officials in Washington state have chosen a think tank to help them set up and regulate its new marijuana market, Reuters reports. Botec Analysis Corp., based in Massachusetts, specializes in crime and drug policy. The...
March 14, 2013
A task force in Colorado has issued recommendations on how to regulate marijuana, now that recreational use of the drug has been legalized. The final regulations will be made by state legislators, according to The...
March 13, 2013
The Meth Project Joins Forces with The Partnership at Drugfree.org. Read more about how the Meth Project’s public education programs in schools, advertising campaigns and family of websites are now a part of The...
March 6, 2013
A series of protests outside four liquor stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska, which sell alcohol to Native Americans from the Pine Ridge Reservation in neighboring South Dakota, are highlighting the problem of alcohol abuse...
March 1, 2013
A California state senator has proposed legislation that would allow misdemeanor charges to be filed in cases of simple possession of heroin and cocaine, instead of felony charges. State Senator Mark Leno of San...
March 1, 2013
The Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy is trying to find ways to stay one step ahead of synthetic marijuana manufacturers. The Gazette reports the state legislature passed a bill two years ago that banned six...
February 28, 2013
Two proposed constitutional amendments that would legalize medical marijuana are being debated in Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Supporters of each amendment are trying to gather 385,245 signatures of registered...
January 30, 2013
The keynote address at last week’s 2013 Public Health Law research (PHLR) annual meeting was from Pamela Hyde, JD, administrator of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration. View the Q&A...

 

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