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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Stoned drivers are a lot safer than drunk ones, new federal data show

    Stoned drivers are a lot safer than drunk ones, new federal data show
    A new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that drivers who use marijuana are at a significantly lower risk for a crash than drivers who use alcohol. And after adjusting for age, gender, race and alcohol use, drivers who...
  • Video confession shown at trial over 'American Sniper' death

    A videotaped confession by the former Marine accused in the fatal shootings of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend was shown to jurors Monday as the trial resumed in Texas. Eddie Ray Routh, 27, confessed to the February 2013 slayings but...
  • Jackie Chan's son apologizes after release from jail

    The son of actor Jackie Chan apologized to the public Saturday and asked for a second chance following his release from a six-month jail sentence for allowing people to use marijuana in his apartment. Jaycee Chan, 32, said at a news conference that he...
  • The changing face of heroin

    WASHINGTON On Super Bowl Sunday, most football fans watched ads for Victoria's Secret, the lost Budweiser dog and a deadpan Kim Kardashian extolling the virtues of T-Mobile. But in St. Louis, those national ads were supplemented with a different kind of...
  • Boca Raton to consider banning e-cig use in public places

    Boca Raton to consider banning e-cig use in public places
    Banning the use of e-cigarettes at all the public places where tobacco smoking has been prohibited is on the Boca Raton City Council's agenda on Tuesday. Councilwoman Constance Scott has asked for a city ordinance banning the e-cigarettes from public...
  • Larry Sanders, Bucks in buyout talks, NBA source confirms

    A league source confirmed Monday that discussions are taking place on a buyout of the remainder of Larry Sanders' four-year, $44 million contract. ESPN first reported the buyout discussions. Sanders has missed the last 24 games, last appearing for the...
  • States next to Colorado, Washington complain that marijuana comes across their borders

    WASHINGTON When Colorado and Washington won permission from the U.S. Justice Department to begin selling marijuana in retail stores, the states promised to keep the drug inside their borders and away from children. It has not been easy for them to do so....
  • Ohio could get 10 indoor pot farms if voters OK ballot issue

    The mayor of the northeast Ohio city of Lorain says he's never inhaled, but he's not opposed to a developer building a large indoor marijuana farm on undeveloped city-owned property. Chase Ritenauer did not know why a company wanted to buy more than...
  • Uncle says he, Routh smoked marijuana before shooting

    The uncle of the former Marine on trial for the fatal shootings of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man says he and his nephew smoked marijuana together before the shootings. James Watson testified Friday that the girlfriend of nephew...
  • Judge declines to dismiss high-profile pot case

    A federal judge on Thursday declined to dismiss marijuana charges against the so-called Kettle Falls Five in a case that has drawn national attention. The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Thomas O. Rice cleared the way for a trial scheduled to begin...
  • 'American Sniper' widow to be among first witnesses in murder trial

    'American Sniper' widow to be among first witnesses in murder trial
    The widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle will be among the first to testify against the troubled veteran charged with killing her husband and his friend as the trial begins Wednesday.  Prosecutors said they planned to call Taya Kyle, 40, as a...