New DEA Chief: ‘Heroin Is Clearly More Dangerous Than Marijuana’

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The new Drug Enforcement Administration chief has finally made it clear: Marijuana is safer than heroin. DEA head Chuck Rosenberg told reporters Wednesday morning at the administration’s headquarters that “heroin is clearly more dangerous than marijuana,” clarifying a less definitive statement he made last week, when he said marijuana is “probably not” as dangerous as Read the full article…

Can Medical Marijuana Curb The Heroin Epidemic?

MASSACHUSETS:  In 2012 Massachusetts became the 18th state to legalize medical marijuana, though the first 11 dispensaries are not scheduled to open until sometime in the coming year. This situation presents an opportunity to implement sensible, research-based policy. Massachusetts, like many states across the US, has seen a dramatic rise in opioid addition fueled by Read the full article…

Losing Marijuana Business, Mexican Cartels Push Heroin And Meth

CALIFORNIA:  Mexican traffickers are sending a flood of cheap heroin and methamphetamine across the U.S. border, the latest drug seizure statistics show, in a new sign that America’s marijuana decriminalization trend is upending the North American narcotics trade. The amount of cannabis seized by U.S. federal, state and local officers along the boundary with Mexico Read the full article…

Heroin Dealers Can Deduct Samples On Their Taxes, But Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can't Deduct Rent?

FRANCE:  A convicted heroin dealer has a tax problem. He’s still in prison, mind you, but he also owes taxes. In fact, he owes 80,000 euros, although the French authorities did ease up on how they computed the tax bill. After all, every business has expenses, including illegitimate ones. The French tax authorities allowed the convicted Read the full article…