Friday, August 20, 2004
1) A recent study shows that teenage girls that associate with older boys are more likely to smoke, drink, and do drugs.
2) In a survey on the connections between drugs and other vice topics, findings show "teens who say at least half their friends are having sex are more likely to report having tried marijuana, alcohol and cigarettes." Only 10% said that engaging in these activities was seen as "cool".
3) The first of five major air bases to prevent drug running both ways across the Canadian border was dedicated today. Unfortunately for this effort, and perhaps aware of the impending inability to completely police the border, only 8 hours a day will be spent patrolling. The greatest asset of the base? "They don't know when we're going to be operating." Oops, bad Vicewire. Bad!
4) Another pyrrhic victory: 52 arrested and $500,000 worth of cocaine in a bust in Tampa.
5) And a man's insurance does not cover a girl who died in 1998 from overdosing on heroin he gave to her, according to a Pennsylvania court, since it was by his own careless actions. This quote from a judge is slightly disheartening: "If the explicit criminalization of use or possession or sale of drugs that have a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medical use in the United States, and lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision does not manifest convincing proof of public interest, what would?"