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Medical Marijuana vs. Prescription Opioids - Misplaced Perceptions and Priorities. Read how our deeply confused policies about legal and illegal drugs in America promote dangerous opioid drugs that kill more young Americans than heroin and cocaine combined while prosecuting harmless medical marijuana - shades of Reefer Madness.

from the Guardian

Children found taking mephedrone as usage soars, say drug workers

Children found taking mephedrone as usage soars, say drug workers Anecdotal evidence grows of drug's prevalence on UK streets, while police in south Wales issue warning to parents and schools

from CBC News

'Bath salts' drug ingredient banned in Canada

Dozens of teens and young adults have been hospitalized in recent months — and some have died — after smoking, snorting or swallowing the chemicals, which mimic the highs associated with popular illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and Ecstasy. salts

from the Guardian

Mexican drug war's innocent victims: 'They tried to kill me with my kids'

Mexican drug war's innocent victims: 'They tried to kill me with my kids' Claims that 90% of Mexican drug war victims are criminals is a statistic far removed from Cristina Roman's experience in a country where police and military have fallen into corruption

from Mail Online

Oops! Mexican police reveal man paraded as son of drugs baron Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is actually a CAR SALESMAN

The authorities in both the US and Mexico are now scrambling to check DNA samples to clarify the identity of the man, circled, who claims is he no relation to El Chapo, inset.