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Recreational Substance Use

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  • FAU accepts Pelini's withdrawal of resignation, then fires coach

    BOCA RATON — Former FAU football coach Carl Pelini wanted his job back after resigning amid accusations of drug use on Oct. 30. FAU obliged his request Tuesday, rescinding his resignation and subsequently firing him with cause. Pelini was...
  • La Crescenta mother shares story of late daughter to spread word against drug use

    La Crescenta mother shares story of late daughter to spread word against drug use
    Elannah Rose Sheklow’s parents thought they were doing everything right. They had family dinners. They checked their daughter’s homework nightly. They knew her friends. They talked to her about boys, drugs and school. But at 16 when Sheklow...
  • Student is 3rd rave drug fatality in San Bernardino County since 2006

    Student is 3rd rave drug fatality in San Bernardino County since 2006
    A Times review of coroners' records found that three people have died after taking Ecstasy and attending San Bernardino County raves staged by Insomniac since 2006. The Times examined coroners' records in nine states after the top executives of...
  • Man's Ecstasy overdose adds to death toll at rave concerts

    Man's Ecstasy overdose adds to death toll at rave concerts
    Isabel Cochon said her son had an adventurer's zest for anything new: kayaking, rock climbing, archery. One thing the 22-year-old Arrel Cochon had never done before was attend a rave concert. When he eventually did, on a Saturday last September, he...
  • Prosecutors: Man held in abuse case victimized 2 others

    Prosecutors: Man held in abuse case victimized 2 others
    An Elmwood Park man accused of fondling a teenage boy and taking lewd pictures of him has been charged with sexually abusing another victim and trying to get a second teenage boy to send him nude photos, authorities said. Lionel Jackson, 28, was arrested...
  • Coming soon: A preview of a new, legal marijuana landscape in the U.S.

    Coming soon: A preview of a new, legal marijuana landscape in the U.S.
    Mark Kleiman is a UCLA public professor and a go-to guy when it comes to drug policy analysis; it’s a field he’s studied for years, including the consequences and mechanics of the pendulum swings of criminalizing and legalizing marijuana....
  • San Bernardino County officials plan probe of death at rave

    San Bernardino County officials plan probe of death at rave
    San Bernardino County officials said Tuesday they would investigate the Ecstasy-related death of a 22-year-old man who collapsed while attending a government-approved rave concert in September. A county spokesman said the officials were unaware of the...
  • Mizeur's marijuana plan deserves consideration [Commentary]

    Mizeur's marijuana plan deserves consideration [Commentary]
    When Montgomery County Del. Heather Mizeur, who's running for governor, unveiled a proposal to tax and legalize sales of pot, most of the reactions from Maryland politicians were muted — with one Frederick County delegate providing a...
  • Supreme Court restores death sentence for Kansas murderer

    Supreme Court restores death sentence for Kansas murderer
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday restored a death sentence for a Kansas murderer who claimed his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination had been violated when he was forced to submit to a mental health exam after claiming he was...
  • The folly of marijuana legalization [Commentary]

    Since Del. Heather Mizeur, a candidate for governor, announced a plan to legalize marijuana in Maryland, there has been a great deal of discussion of the issue. The Baltimore Sun called for a more measured approach that avoided the risk of "rushing to...
  • City hall crash driver pleads guilty in incident that killed worker

    City hall crash driver pleads guilty in incident that killed worker
    The driver who hit and killed a man in front of City Hall offered an emotional courtroom apology to his victim's family Thursday, admitting that he was on drugs when he sped off Interstate 83 and into downtown. Johnny Johnson, 44, pleaded guilty to...