drugs http://kbia.org en Illinois medicinal marijuana law won't get people a pass in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/illinois-medicinal-marijuana-law-wont-get-people-pass-missouri <p></p><p>Illinois’ new medicinal marijuana law won’t change how prosecutors or police enforce marijuana laws in Missouri. Eric Zahnd is the Platte County prosecuting attorney and the president of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys. He says anyone caught in Missouri with marijuana can be prosecuted for possession.</p><p>“I do not believe having a prescription for marijuana in Illinois permits someone to possess marijuana in the state of Missouri, but many of those folks who may possess valid prescriptions in Illinois may not know that,” Zhand said. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:17:51 +0000 Jacob McCleland 38492 at http://kbia.org Illinois medicinal marijuana law won't get people a pass in Missouri St. Louis part of nationwide crackdown on synthetic drugs http://kbia.org/post/nationwide-crackdown-synthetic-drugs-hits-missouri At least a half-dozen people are behind bars in the St. Louis area following a nationwide crackdown on the sale of designer narcotics known as "bath salts" or K2.<p>The federal Drug Enforcement Agency coordinated the Wednesday operation known as "Log Jam." Overall, nearly 80 people were arrested, and more than 5 million packets of the synthetic drugs seized, along with tons of raw material. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 13:15:59 +0000 editor 18293 at http://kbia.org St. Louis part of nationwide crackdown on synthetic drugs Missouri fan on team plane in federal drug probe http://kbia.org/post/missouri-fan-team-plane-federal-drug-probe <p>A University of Missouri men&#39;s basketball fan who regularly traveled with the team to NCAA Tournament games is among 10 Columbia residents facing federal drug conspiracy charges.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Levi Coolley was on the team plane on four Tiger tournament trips from 2009 to 2011. Coolley also joined a team flight from Austin, Texas, in January and got complimentary tickets from Missouri players at nine games over two seasons.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:57:03 +0000 Associated Press 15691 at http://kbia.org Missouri fan on team plane in federal drug probe KC police seeing increasing popularity of PCP http://kbia.org/post/kc-police-seeing-increasing-popularity-pcp <p>Kansas City police say the use of PCP is increasing, particularly in the city&#39;s urban core.</p><p>Officers are concerned because they say PCP users often are violent and unpredictable. The drug induces hallucinations and makes many users combative and unable to feel pain.</p><p>Police Capt. Todd Paulson calls PCP the scariest drug on the streets. He was one of six officers who were needed to subdue a PCP user in January.</p><p>The Kansas City Star reports officers used to see a brief increase in PCP arrests after a shipment came in but would then go weeks without any arrests.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 22:22:24 +0000 Associated Press 14950 at http://kbia.org KC police seeing increasing popularity of PCP Missouri hospitals report shortages in pharmaceutical drugs http://kbia.org/post/missouri-hospitals-report-shortages-pharmaceutical-drugs <p>Many Missouri hospitals are reporting shortages of necessary pharmaceutical drugs. The Missouri Hospital Association says such shortages are keeping hospitals from effectively delivering care in a safe and timely way to its patients. Fri, 04 May 2012 21:58:25 +0000 Nichole Cartmell 13602 at http://kbia.org Missouri hospitals report shortages in pharmaceutical drugs Mo. Senator stops vote on drug program http://kbia.org/post/mo-senator-stops-vote-drug-program <p>The Senate&#39;s only doctor continued to block a vote on a plan to create a prescription drug monitoring program for the state. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 14:12:46 +0000 Andrew Weil 10942 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senator stops vote on drug program