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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...
  • Let's end the wasteful war on drugs by putting science first

    Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when those thoughts contradict each other, but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren't. And...
  • Legalizing pot has not spurred use among U.S. teens: study

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A rise in marijuana use among U.S. teens over the past 20 years has no significant tie to the legalization of marijuana for medical use in many states, according to a new research paper. Comparing surveys of marijuana use by...
  • Senators urge Obama to deliver consistent message on marijuana

    WASHINGTON After nearly two years of sending conflicting signals on the legalization of marijuana, the Obama administration finds itself under increased pressure from all sides to deliver a consistent message on where it stands. Democratic senators...
  • Doctor could lose license over fake cannabis eligibility form

    Doctor could lose license over fake cannabis eligibility form
    A Highland Park doctor could lose his medical license after state regulators alleged that he issued a fake medical cannabis eligibility form to a 79-year-old patient who paid him $250. Dr. Joseph Starkman in 2013 required the patient to pay a fee of...
  • Why mask the ugliness of executions? Bring back firing squads, judge says.

    A flurry of court rulings over the last few days contain a compelling discussion of the nature of the death penalty and the impact of government secrecy on public debate over our continuing embrace of barbarism. At the same time, questions over...
  • Orland drug-prevention program causes stir among community leaders

    Orland drug-prevention program causes stir among community leaders
    A heroin and substance-abuse prevention program presented by the Orland Fire Protection District has sparked a public spat between fire district officials and Orland Park's mayor, police chief and local school district leaders. Fire officials said the...
  • White House warns of rising drug use, says legalization is no panacea

    WASHINGTON A day after Washington state joined Colorado in selling marijuana in retail outlets, the Obama administration on Wednesday criticized drug legalization and warned that a declining perception of risk is leading more U.S. teens to smoke pot....
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    ALAN PARTRIDGE 2 1/2 stars. Steve Coogan imports his long-running stock comic character to the U.S. Partridge, a small-town British DJ, is a vainglorious twit. In this thin feature he gets caught up in a siege at his station that goes on far, far too...
  • After a tumultuous year, red-hot Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz has never been happier

    After a tumultuous year, red-hot Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz has never been happier
    Nelson Cruz presents a deep rooting dilemma for the modern baseball fan. Is the Orioles outfielder the well-mannered son of teachers who built himself into a slugger step by painstaking step? In this version of the story, Cruz is the perfect baseball...
  • The evolving reform efforts of L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey

    The evolving reform efforts of L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey
    In the closing weeks of the long and contentious 2012 campaign for Los Angeles County district attorney, Jackie Lacey fielded questions at a South L.A. church filled with activists and organizers who were advocating near-revolutionary changes in the...