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Senate panel clears the air on marijuana laws

Hearing examines conflict between state and federal laws.<p>Federal laws pose "significant obstacles" to regulation of marijuana in states where it is legal and need to be addressed, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Tuesday in a first-ever hearing aimed at reconciling rapidly changing state marijuana …

The terrifying, flesh-eating drug krokodil has reportedly surfaced in the US

No cases have been confirmed yet, but early reports have authorities on edge<p><i>A krokodil user with necrosis of the hand.</i><p>When the nasty, highly addictive street drug krokodil appears in a new area, it tends to spread fast. So when doctors at the Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Mikhail Shivlyakov started got a nosebleed during a deadlift attempt at this past weekend's Arnold Classic.<p>Well, this is excellent news.<p>Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone …

Universities warned of 'explosion' in use of smart drugs

Students at some of Britain’s top universities are putting their health at risk amid an “explosion” in the availability of illicit smart drugs, an investigation has found.<p>As many as a quarter of students at leading institutions may have experimented with Modafinil – a prescription drug intended to …

Higher Education

FBI seizes underground drug market Silk Road, owner indicted in New York

The site was doing more than $1.2 billion in business, according to a criminal complaint<p>It appears the Federal Bureau of Investigation has finally cracked down on Silk Road, the underground marketplace where users could buy cocaine, heroin, meth, and more using the virtual currency Bitcoin. <i>The …

British man pleads guilty in US to $30m cocaine smuggling plot

A British man is facing at least 10 years in an American prison after confessing that he attempted to smuggle cocaine worth $30 million (£18.5 million) into Europe from the Caribbean.<p>Rawson Watson, who was once jailed for trying to steal $1.5 million in foreign currency by hiding in a wooden box in …

Crime

Flesh-rotting 'krokodil' drug emerges in USA

Two cases in Arizona are the first involving caustic, heroin-like IV drug that originated in Russia.<p>A powerful heroin-like drug that rots flesh and bone has made its first reported appearance in the United States, an Arizona health official says.<p>Known on the street as "krokodil," the caustic …