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Alcohol still the most popular drug in Costa Rica

IAFA’s survey also found an increase in Ticos' consumption of marijuana, cocaine and crack, although the use of tobacco is on the decline.

Advocate says Costa Rica’s medical marijuana bill doesn’t go far enough

Medical marijuana advocates made their case, a lawyer got off the hook for growing pot on his roof, and police announced a two-metric-ton marijuana seizure.

‘Acid Test’: the case for using psychedelics to treat PTSD, depression

"What I wasn't prepared for," Roland Griffiths says, "is people would come in two months later and I would say, 'Well, so what do you think of the experience?' And they'd say ... 'It was one of the most important experiences in my life.' "

Obama says he ended the ‘War on Drugs.’ Don’t believe him

In its most recent National Drug Control Strategy, released last week, U.S. officials promised a more humane and sympathetic approach to drug users and addiction. Out, the report suggests, are "tough on crime" policies.

Seattle’s only legal pot shop runs out of marijuana after 3 days

The store, one of 25 licensed statewide this week, had 11 pounds (4,990 grams) of pot when it opened July 8 and sold out about 5 p.m. local time Thursday, owner James Lathrop said. With taxes, 2-gram bags sold for $46.77, he said.

Health officials alarmed by increase in marijuana use among young Ticos

A study by the Adolescents Clinic at the National Children's Hospital conducted among 3,373 high school students in the Greater Metropolitan Area indicates that the number of marijuana users increased from 1 percent in 1991 to 10 percent in 2006 and to 15 percent last year, reported the Social Security System, or Caja.

US ‘Godfather of Ecstasy’ dies at 88

LOS ANGELES, California – U.S. chemist Alexander Shulgin, known as the "Godfather of ecstasy" for turning an obscure chemical into a widely-used party drug, has died at 88, his family said.

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