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Recreational Substance Use

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  • New Britain Murder Suspect Testifies: 'I Was Possessed'

    NEW BRITAIN — Jan Gawlik told a Superior Court jury Wednesday that after consuming a massive amount of cocaine and opiates on Oct. 13, 2011, he was possessed by Satan, who used Gawlik to brutally murder Jozef Gawlik, Jan's 90-year-old father....
  • Files shed light on priests' removal on child sex abuse allegations

    Files shed light on priests' removal on child sex abuse allegations
    They were among the most popular and influential priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Robert Kealy was a lawyer who handled sex abuse claims against priests, R. Peter Bowman was a former high-ranking church administrator and John Calicott was a...
  • Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says

    Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says
    Experimental mice have been telling us this for years, but pot-smoking humans didn't want to believe it could happen to them: Compared with a person who never smoked marijuana, someone who uses marijuana regularly has, on average, less gray matter in...
  • Anastasia Giacoumopoulos: In medical marijuana discussion, consider drug's side effects

    Anastasia Giacoumopoulos: In medical marijuana discussion, consider drug's side effects
    Medical marijuana may be coming to Pennsylvania. A bipartisan group of state senators has introduced Senate Bill 1182, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act. Today in the United States we hear champions of medical marijuana argue that it can...
  • Forensic Psychiatrist Testifies That Accused Murderer Suffered Psychotic Illness

    Forensic Psychiatrist Testifies That Accused Murderer Suffered Psychotic Illness
    NEW BRITAIN — A forensic psychiatrist testified Monday that Jan Gawlik was suffering from a psychotic illness when he brutally murdered his 90-year-old father in October 2011. Dr. Alec Buchanan said that he evaluated Gawlik at the reqest of defense...
  • Teens to get tips for turning down drugs at free class

    Teenagers and parents can steel themselves against drug abuse at a free class on Tuesday. The Drug Prevention Informational Session explores the signs, consequences and peer pressures associated with street drugs. The free event is put on by the village...
  • Lehigh County Court enlists veterans to mentor vets in trouble with the law

    Lehigh County Court enlists veterans to mentor vets in trouble with the law
    For Clyde Hoch, the real war began when his tour in Vietnam ended. He had survived the heaviest fighting of the Tet Offensive, a campaign of bloodshed in 1968 that leveled cities and villages and left about 4,000 Americans dead. Hoch, then a 21-year-...
  • Easton man who sexually assaulted girl, 13, spared state prison

    Easton man who sexually assaulted girl, 13, spared state prison
    An Easton man who sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl after smoking marijuana with her was spared state prison Friday at sentencing. Danny J. Bowers, 21, will serve nine to 18 months in county jail, after his defense attorney and the case's...
  • 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...
  • Report: Mosley suspended for marijuana use

    The Sports Xchange Report: Mosley suspended for marijuana use The Detroit Lions sent defensive tackle C.J. Mosley home from London and suspended him two weeks because he was smoking marijuana, ESPN reported. The Lions only said a week ago that Mosley...
  • Medical marijuana could cost employees their jobs

    Medical marijuana could cost employees their jobs
    Even if medical marijuana becomes law in Florida, employees with debilitating medical conditions could be fired for using it – regardless of whether they have a doctor's approval. Amendment 2 contains no employee protections, lawyers say, beyond...