October 8, 2010 / 59(39);1274-1279
On October 5, this report was posted as an MMWR Early Release on the MMWR website (
BOSTON — Police departments have collected thousands of handguns through buy-back programs in communities throughout the country. Now they want the contents of your medicine cabinet.
Washington, Jun 3 - Today, Representatives Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) and Hal Rogers (KY-05) launched a bi-partisan Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse. As the Co-Chairs of the Caucus, Bono Mack and Rogers are long-time advocates for multi-tiered solutions to the ever-growing epidemic that has wrought havoc on communities large and small throughout the United States.
Legalizing the production and distribution of marijuana in California could cut the price of the drug by as much as 80 percent and increase consumption, according to a new study <http://www.rand.org/pubs/occasional_papers/OP315/> by the nonprofit RAND Corporation that examines many issues raised by proposals to legalize marijuana in the state.
by James C. Backstrom
June 21, 2010
Hastings, Minn. — Methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin may be America's most addictive and destructive drugs, but marijuana is the most dangerous illegal drug in our nation. The reasons for this conclusion are many. First is that marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in America. Almost 2 million persons began using marijuana last year in the United States, and marijuana use starts at a younger age than most other illicit drugs.