National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a health observance week for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. Through community-based events and activities on the Web, on TV, and through contests, the National Institute on Drug Abuse is working to encourage teens to get factual answers from experts about drugs and drug abuse. Learn how you may participate.
· Marijuana and teen health.
· What parents can do to prevent teen marijuana use.
· What the new law means for minors.
current greatest drug threats for 2014
Despite the legalization of cannabis in Washington State in 2012, both marijuana and methamphetamine are considered by Northwest HIDTA as the state’s greatest drug threats, according to a recent report by NW HIDTA. Both drugs are closely associated with crime and are easily available, making them a significant threat to society.Read Morales's full report.
1,696 applications submitted for marijuana licenses in Washington; see where they are
P-I article shows local applications to grow and sell by city and county (Read full article, graphics in Seattle P-I).
NY case sheds light on meth cooking in North Korea
U.S. authorities say meth production and trafficking present an emerging threat as evidenced by gang bust, while North Korean's foreign ministry issues a statement of denial. (Read full AP story in ABC News).
Prospectors seek fortune in legal pot
The rush to sell legal marijuana is on as merchants line up to get weed into the marketplace (Read full AP story in NBC10 Philadelphia)
More drivers positive for pot in Washington state
More drivers have been testing positive for marijuana since Washington legalized the drug last year, according to new figures from the State Patrol.
In the first six months of 2013, the patrol’s crime lab says, 745 people tested positive for marijuana. Typically, there are about 1,000 positive pot tests on drivers in a full year. (Read full article in the Washington Post)
Marijuana still most illicit drug
Office of National Drug Control Policy