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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Mizeur to back legalized marijuana

    Mizeur to back legalized marijuana
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur is calling for the legalization and regulation of marijuana, promising to use the tax revenue it would generate to pay for an expansion of pre-kindergarten education. Mizeur, a state delegate from...
  • More teens think pot is safe, alcohol and drug use down, survey finds

    Fewer adolescents think smoking pot is risky than a decade ago, but the use of other drugs, including “bath salts,” Ecstasy and tobacco, dropped in the same period, according to an annual nationwide survey. The Monitoring the Future survey,...
  • Baltimore wants to give out thousands more needles to drug users

    Baltimore wants to give out thousands more needles to drug users
    Hoping to curb the spread of HIV, Baltimore officials want to hand out thousands more needles to drug addicts than Maryland law now allows. Since 1994, city Health Department vans that work with addicts have traded clean syringes for used ones in a one-...
  • Choom with a view: Obama's portentous remarks on pot

     
    The story: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama believes smoking marijuana is a "bad habit" but thinks legal penalties now fall disproportionately on minorities and that states legalizing pot should go ahead with their plans, he said in a...
  • Pot not same as tobacco, alcohol [Letter]

    Pot not same as tobacco, alcohol [Letter]
    President Barack Obama's position on smoking marijuana is extremely misguided ("Obama: pot a 'vice' but no more dangerous than alcohol," Jan. 19). As a 60-year-old boomer who has for the most part drunk responsibly for 45 years and has experimented with...
  • Sweeping review ordered for Pentagon's troubled nuclear force

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered a sweeping review of the Pentagon's troubled nuclear weapons force and summoned commanders for a face-to-face meeting amid an investigation into cheating and drug use by missile-launch officers,...
  • State revokes license of store that sold drugs to patients who died

    State revokes license of store that sold drugs to patients who died
    A Burbank pharmacy that dispensed painkillers and other narcotics to five young patients who later died of overdoses had its license revoked Monday after the state pharmacy board found that its employees failed to properly scrutinize prescriptions that...
  • Welcome to the 'Wake and Bake' Super Bowl

    Welcome to the 'Wake and Bake' Super Bowl
    Welcome to the “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl. The NFL won’t call it that, of course. Not unless the league can license it and turn a profit. But that’s what this is, and besides, “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl is easier to remember...
  • Ayanbadejo says teammates on one of his Super Bowl teams used marijuana week of game

    Ayanbadejo says teammates on one of his Super Bowl teams used marijuana week of game
    Without offering specific details, former Ravens and Chicago Bears linebacker and special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo said teammates were smoking marijuana in the days leading up to one of the two Super Bowls he played in. During a FOX Sports podcast...
  • Could Alaska be next to legalize pot? Voters to decide in August

    Voters in Alaska this summer will have a third chance to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The Alaska Division of Elections released data Tuesday showing that the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana in Alaska has collected enough signatures to...
  • Drug-related arrests down, but some see use rising

    Laguna Beach police arrested fewer people for illegal drug use in 2013 than in previous years, but some community members claim the problem is more widespread. Laguna Beach police made 338 drug arrests in 2013, a 10% decrease from 2012, according to...