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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Deaths draw attention to drugs in EDM scene

    Deaths draw attention to drugs in EDM scene
    Does the EDM scene have a drug problem? The question, which has followed the increasingly mainstream electronic dance music genre for years, is being raised again in the wake of the deaths of two males, ages 20 and 17, who attended an all-day EDM show...
  • Stephanie Haridopolos: Voters need to know myths surrounding Amendment 2

    Stephanie Haridopolos: Voters need to know myths surrounding Amendment 2
    As a voter, you've probably heard several myths associated with Amendment 2, the proposal to legalize medical marijuana. More often than not, these myths have been formulated by the proponents of the ballot language, to make you think smoking pot is...
  • Robert Mitchum’s 1948 arrest on marijuana charges

     
    In 1948, actor Robert Mitchum and actress Lila Leeds were arrested for marijuana use....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Why mask the ugliness of executions? Bring back firing squads, judge says.

    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...
  • 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...
  • Drug abusers' cash funds Central America violence

    To the editor: If it's correct that "drug cartels and gangs are at the root of the increased violence" in Central America, then buyers of illegal drugs are partly to blame for the current crisis at our border. ("Explaining the crisis on the Southwest...
  • We need to start child-proofing pot

     We need to start child-proofing pot
    In states where medical and recreational cannabis sales are allowed, disquieting new trends and statistics are proving its unique dangers for those most vulnerable to its effects: children. One such statistic is a spike in calls to poison control...
  • Amanda Bynes bong-tossing case dismissed

    Amanda Bynes bong-tossing case dismissed
    A case against actress Amanda Bynes for possessing marijuana and throwing a bong out an apartment window last year was dismissed on Monday by a New York judge. The prosecution and her lawyer Gerald Shargel agreed earlier this year that the case should be...
  • Mailbag: JWA still poses risk to Newport's quality of life

    As pointed out by Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle in her Commentary on June 6, "Get informed before JWA settlement expires," the environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed amendment to the John Wayne Airport Settlement Agreement,...