Officials in Illinois will attempt a Philadelphia-style soda tax implemented on retailers statewide, which critics argue will only lead to higher prices and angry shoppers.
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President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of a man Tuesday convicted in a massive bust of a drug operation transporting cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.
Health officials are recommending a ban on using electronic cigarettes in Louisville, Ky., arguing the devices pose a threat to the city's "clean air standards."
GOP Gov. Chris Christie declared the opioid epidemic a public health crisis in New Jersey, which has a death rate from heroin double the national rate.
Officials in Denver will begin to construct a regulatory framework for public marijuana consumption Wednesday as they become the first city in the U.S. to allow the practice.
Lawmakers are proposing to rewrite large portions of the marijuana legalization law in Massachusetts, sparking outrage from activists who say officials are ignoring the popular will.
A growing chorus of health and policy experts are lashing out at the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for its continued classification of marijuana as a dangerous substance like heroin.
The D.C. Council's Twitter account appears to be making light of the Holocaust and fascist regimes of the past, saying things "ended very poorly" the last time governments made trains run on time.
States with high levels of prescription painkiller abuse are getting ravaged by the national heroin epidemic, and attempts to make the pills safer are causing more deaths.
Gov. Chris Christie is a staunch opponent of fully legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use, but is likely powerless to stop growing momentum within the state.
The number of babies born with addictions to opioids and debilitating withdrawal symptoms is rapidly growing amid the national heroin epidemic, up by double digits over 2016.
The most comprehensive research in more than a decade on marijuana confirmed many of its medicinal benefits, but researchers say federal red tape is preventing further study and creating a "public health risk."
Health officials in Tennessee echoed the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Monday, warning that electronic cigarettes are dangerous, ignoring evidence showing they help smokers quit.
Health officials in Russia are proposing a lifetime ban on cigarettes for anyone born in 2015 or after, but will let the current generation of smokers continue the habit.
Lawmakers in Illinois are considering following the example of Philadelphia by imposing a large beverage tax on sugary products in the name of improving public health.
Lawmakers in Rhode Island will attempt to pass recreational legalization through the state legislature this year in a bid to compete with neighboring states in the burgeoning industry.
GOP Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions argued Congress ultimately needs to change federal pot laws if Americans do not want him to crackdown on states' rights, leaving uncertainty within the marijuana industry.
A prescription painkiller originally pitched as difficult to abuse bears primary responsibility for propelling the recent heroin epidemic ravaging the U.S., according to researchers.
Consumers are in shock at price hikes on sugary beverages across Philadelphia due to a Soda tax that took effect Jan 1, and now the mayor is blaming increased costs on businesses.