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Cartels plant pot in U.S. national forests

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Powerful marijuana putting teens at risk

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WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- A federal report said marijuana sold in the United States is at least twice as strong as it was in 1983 and poses a serious risk for teens.

Canada becoming U.S. ecstasy supplier

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Canada has become a top supplier of the illegal drug ecstasy for the United States, reports from U.S. and Canadian departments say.

Canadian meth-laced ecstacy invading U.S.

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Did Bush Cabinet members aid candidates?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Bush administration political appointees appeared to help Republican candidates at U.S. taxpayer expense, a newspaper investigation found.

Report: Fewer workers using cocaine

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Afghan opium breaks all records, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Afghanistan's opium crop, which provides almost all the world's heroin, has broken all records despite U.S.-sponsored purge efforts, the White House says.

Drug testing in schools up

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White House wants states to track drugs

DENVER, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- White House drug czar John Walters wants more states to track people who get multiple prescriptions of frequently abused drugs, a report said Wednesday.

U.S., Netherlands agree to cut drug use

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The Netherlands has agreed to reduce the use of drugs within its borders, bowing to a long-standing demand from the United States.

Feds eye prescription drug abuse

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Feds to go after doctor shopping

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- The White House has decided to go after doctor shopping for the purpose of getting prescription pain killers.

HHS: Teen drug abuse declines

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U.S., Canada spar over anti-drug policies

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- It produces and exports 95 percent of its illicit drug crop to the United States, it recently decriminalized medical marijuana and it is considering offering government-subsidized heroin to addicts. Yet few Americans are aware that the country in question
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John Walters
President George W. Bush meets with Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson and Office of National Drug Control Policy Director John Walters Friday, December 19, 2003 in the Oval Office to discuss the achievement of the President’s two-year drug policy goal for youth and the Administration’s plan to meet the five-year goal to reduce drug use by 25 percent. (UPI Photo/Eric Draper/White House)

John Walters (July 11, 1939, in Long Eaton, Derbyshire – July 30, 2001) was a British radio producer and presenter and musician educated at Newcastle University. Initially a teacher and a jazz enthusiast, he played trumpet in the 1960s pop group The Alan Price Set before joining BBC Radio One in 1967.

He was long-term producer of DJ John Peel's radio show, and responsible for giving many recording artists their first big break. He turned down the Sex Pistols for a Peel session when, drawing on his schoolteacher's experience, he said Johnny Rotten "didn't look like the kind of boy you would trust to give out the scissors". He reportedly regretted this decision later - but he was responsible for getting The Smiths their first session after witnessing an early concert. He produced Vivian Stanshall's first foray into radio, both by overseeing Stanshall's Radio Flashes when Stanshall stood in for a vacationing John Peel, and Stanshall's legendary Sir Henry at Rawlinson End.

As a broadcaster he presented the long-running Radio One arts magazine Walters' Weekly and was heard reviewing the music papers on the Janice Long show in the 1980s. In the 1990s he was a reporter on the BBC's current affairs magazine Here and Now.

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