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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Northampton DA takes second look at deaths of Lehigh Township couple's babies

    Northampton DA takes second look at deaths of Lehigh Township couple's babies
    When an ambulance brought Jessica Hoffman — 34 weeks pregnant and complaining of severe abdominal pain — to Lehigh Valley Hospital, her situation was dire. Rushed into an operating room for an emergency Caesarean section, she delivered a 4-...
  • Alaska becomes third state to legalize marijuana

    Alaska becomes third state to legalize marijuana
    Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don't expect any public celebrations since it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public. In the state's largest city, Anchorage police...
  • Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

     Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana
    Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings. Making Alaska the third state to legalize recreational...
  • '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...
  • Police: Drug dealer was smoking pot when arrested at apartment

    Police: Drug dealer was smoking pot when arrested at apartment
    A man accusing of selling drugs from his Elmwood Park apartment was arrested Thursday evening while watching television and smoking marijuana at home, police say. Carlos Toscano, 37, of the 7400 block of West Fullerton Avenue, was arrested at 6:52 p.m....
  • Pre-booking diversion: an alternative to conviction and incarceration

    Pre-booking diversion: an alternative to conviction and incarceration
    In Baltimore City, approximately 20,000 people were arrested for drug-related offenses annually in 2012 and 2013; nearly three quarters for simple possession. And while there has been a great deal of discussion over the last few years regarding the...
  • Tobacco giants resist harsh public admissions about smoking

    Tobacco giants resist harsh public admissions about smoking
    WASHINGTON — Never underestimate the staying power of big tobacco. In 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ordered the nation's largest cigarette makers to publicly admit that they had lied for decades about the dangers of smoking. The basis...
  • How an HIV outbreak hit rural Indiana -- and why we should be paying attention

    How an HIV outbreak hit rural Indiana -- and why we should be paying attention
    Years ago, William Cooke sensed a crisis building. The only doctor in rural Austin, Indiana, noticed that intravenous drug use was soaring in his town of roughly 4,300, where 23 percent of residents live below the poverty line. He feared that people...
  • Youth Services hosts 'Community Conversation' about drug addiction

    On the evening of Wednesday, March 25, parents and students in grades 6-12 gathered at Bacon Academy to attend separate presentations about drug addiction as part of the Community Conversations series. The event, which was sponsored by the Colchester...
  • Hernandez's Fiancee Can't Remember Where She Dumped Box

    Hernandez's Fiancee Can't Remember Where She Dumped Box
    FALL RIVER, Mass. — Aaron Hernandez's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, drove her sister out of the courtroom in tears and caused prosecutors to question her honesty Monday during testimony in which she claimed to have no recollection of what she did...
  • Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory admits failed combine drug test

    Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory admits failed combine drug test
    Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory acknowledged that he failed a drug test for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine in February. "I blame myself," Gregory told NFL Network. "And I know it sounds cliché, but there's really no one else I can blame."...