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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Study: 19 Percent of Teens Have Driven High

    Just when I think I have this whole parenting thing figured out, the game changes. With my oldest daughter preparing for middle school next year, I feel like I have a pretty firm grip on the perils of upper elementary: limiting the amount of makeup worn...
  • If bureaucratic buttinskies back off, e-cigs can help smokers quit

    On January 11, 1964, the Surgeon General's Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health released its very first report on tobacco smoking. Based on scientific evidence consisting of over 7,000 articles relating to smoking and disease, the report cited...
  • Former player Nate Jackson calls for NFL to allow marijuana

    Former Broncos tight end Nate Jackson says he believes the NFL will have no choice but to remove marijuana from its lists of banned substances in the near future. Speaking at a marijuana business conference, Jackson called on the league to allow...
  • A-Rod May Be Back With Yankees, But Not Saying Much About Drug Use

    A-Rod May Be Back With Yankees, But Not Saying Much About Drug Use
    TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 81/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension. But on his first day back with the team since September 2013, he never said why he resumed...
  • Hogan wades into Maryland's long battle against heroin

    Hogan wades into Maryland's long battle against heroin
    With the creation of two panels devoted to combating heroin use, Gov. Larry Hogan has waded into a worsening crisis — one that has defied solutions for decades. It once looked as if Maryland had brought some measure of control to its long-standing...
  • A haze of uncertainty over Washington, D.C.'s marijuana law

    A haze of uncertainty over Washington, D.C.'s marijuana law
    The city that brought America government shutdowns and all-night filibusters made recreational marijuana use legal Thursday. And the foggy dispute over whether the law is even valid has probably made some people in the District of Columbia wish they...
  • Rangers react to Josh Hamilton's reported drug use

    SURPRISE, Ariz. The number of Texas Rangers who were teammates with Josh Hamilton has dropped the past few seasons, but those who remain on the club have heard about his reported relapse with cocaine. Hamilton was at MLB headquarters in New York on...
  • Alaska becomes third state to legalize marijuana

    Alaska becomes third state to legalize marijuana
    Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don't expect any public celebrations since it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public. In the state's largest city, Anchorage police...
  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: Feb. 25 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on gun owners' rights: There is no controversy on the need to train inexperienced drivers, usually young people, on how to drive a car before granting them a...
  • Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

     Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana
    Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings. Making Alaska the third state to legalize recreational...
  • Lawmakers battle disease, death in legislature's final week

    The first time Michelle Walters used heroin her skin turned yellow, her stomach wrenched in pain and she threw up. She had hepatitis C, most likely from a dirty needle a friend used to shoot her up. She recovered after an expensive hospital stay she...