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Recreational Substance Use

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  • 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...
  • Sources: Charlie Partridge to be hired as FAU head coach

    Sources: Charlie Partridge to be hired as FAU head coach
    Arkansas associate head coach and Plantation native Charlie Partridge has been offered FAU’s vacant head coaching position and is expected to accept the offer, the Sun Sentinel has learned.¬† According to multiple sources close to the situation,...
  • End the senseless syringe funding ban [Commentary]

    End the senseless syringe funding ban [Commentary]
    News that Congress¬†reached a budget deal has been met with glee by D.C. pundits, but there is an unresolved issue on the minds of many in the Maryland medical community — will they see sense and lift the ban on federal funding for Syringe Services...
  • 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,...
  • Majority of Americans agree: Weed should be legal

    Here is a short list of things that, according to Gallup, are less popular with Americans than the idea of legalizing pot: Congress. The U.S. Supreme Court. The president. In a sweeping cultural shift, comparable perhaps to Americans' quickening...
  • Prescribing Marijuana Poses New Questions For Doctors

    Meeting for the first time since regulations for the medical marijuana program were enacted, the state's six-member Board of Physicians began working out the details of an entirely new system Wednesday. Without the guidance of the U.S. Federal Drug...