Drugs

Scientist holding jar with capsules. (Getty Images)

Calif. Assembly Vote Lets Terminally Ill Patients Request Experimental, Unregulated Drugs

Terminally ill patients would be able to use experimental drugs under a bill approved by the California Assembly.

05/19/2015

McDonald's French Fries (credit: JOERG KOCH/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Puts McDonald’s On Notice Over Drug Sales, Other Problems At Haight Street Restaurant

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera Tuesday sent a letter to McDonald’s Corp. warning of potential legal action due to ongoing problems with drug sales and other public nuisances at the Haight Street McDonald’s restaurant.

05/12/2015

Hands hold bag of crystal methamphetamine and pipe

Meth Lab Found In Prunedale Home After Disturbance Between Neighbors

A neighbor disturbance led deputies to the discovery of a methamphetamine production lab at a home in Prunedale on Saturday, Monterey County sheriff’s officials said Sunday.

05/10/2015

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Roadside Drug Breathalyzers Rejected By California Lawmakers

An Assembly committee has rejected making California one of more than a dozen states that allow police to conduct roadside testing for marijuana and other drugs.

05/05/2015

Flakka is made from a synthetic version of an amphetamine-like stimulant, similar to other drugs like bath salts, and can be snorted, smoked, injected or swallowed. It can make a person violent and falsely feel invincible. (CBS Chicago)

Scary New Drug ‘Flakka’ Behind Bizarre Crimes Involving Nudity & Hallucinations

One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. Another ran nude down a busy city street in broad daylight, convinced a pack of German shepherds was pursuing him.

04/30/2015

Richmond detectives said they discovered meth stashed in the dashboard of a vehicle while serving a search warrant. (Richmond Police Department)

Traffic Stop Leads To Richmond Police Seizing 4 Pounds Of Meth, Heroin

Police in Richmond said detectives and a K-9 found more than four pounds of methamphetamine, along with heroin and illegal guns in a series of searches stemming from a traffic stop.

04/23/2015

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‘Drug Breathalyzer’ Bill Would Help Police Bust Stoned Drivers In California

As cannabis advocates are lighting up to celebrate the unofficial national holiday of 4/20, a California lawmaker is reigniting a debate that would allow law enforcement to use new “drug breathalyzers” on people suspected of driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs.

04/20/2015

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San Francisco Apartment From Hell: Tenants Sue Landlord Over Sewage In Sinks, Blood-Stained Walls

Home is where their hell is — that’s what tenants of a South of Market apartment building are trying to illustrate in a lawsuit that alleges a bevy of terrible living conditions despite paying market-rate rents.

04/16/2015

Leaves of a mature marijuana plant. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Judge Declines Removing Marijuana From List Of Most Dangerous Drugs, Disappointing Activists

A federal judge in California declined Wednesday to remove marijuana from the list of most dangerous drugs, disappointing activists who saw the case as a chance to get closer to their goal of nationwide legalization.

04/15/2015

Thunder Road protest in Oakland. April 13, 2015. (Photo courtesy California Nurses Association)

Vote Could Shutter Oakland Youth Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center After 30 Years Of Service

After 30 years, Thunder Road Adolescent Treatment Center for youth is threatened with closure by Sutter Health, its subsidizer, and one of the largest nonprofit health care corporations in the state.

04/13/2015

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