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Recreational Substance Use

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  • West Hartford Republicans Lose Fight To Ban Medical Marijuana

    West Hartford Republicans Lose Fight To Ban Medical Marijuana
    WEST HARTFORD — Town council Republicans could not persuade the majority Democrats to ban medical marijuana during a marathon meeting that ran into the early morning hours Wednesday. Instead, Democrats amended an ordinance that had put a moratorium...
  • Drug abusers' cash funds Central America violence

    To the editor: If it's correct that "drug cartels and gangs are at the root of the increased violence" in Central America, then buyers of illegal drugs are partly to blame for the current crisis at our border. ("Explaining the crisis on the Southwest...
  • Gwynn's death renews call for chewing tobacco ban

    Gwynn's death renews call for chewing tobacco ban
    NEW YORK -- The death of Hall-of-Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn from mouth cancer has renewed calls to end the use of chewing tobacco from its traditional place in the game. Gwynn, 54, died June 16 after two surgeries to remove malignant growths inside...
  • Tony Gwynn's death and baseball's dirty habit

    SAN FRANCISCO Bruce Bochy had his first taste of chewing tobacco at age 18. He thought he was doing something smart. "We thought it was a safe alternative to smoking," the San Francisco Giants manager said last week. "We didn't realize how dangerous it...
  • Mailbag: JWA still poses risk to Newport's quality of life

    As pointed out by Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle in her Commentary on June 6, "Get informed before JWA settlement expires," the environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed amendment to the John Wayne Airport Settlement Agreement,...
  • Amanda Bynes bong-tossing case dismissed

    Amanda Bynes bong-tossing case dismissed
    A case against actress Amanda Bynes for possessing marijuana and throwing a bong out an apartment window last year was dismissed on Monday by a New York judge. The prosecution and her lawyer Gerald Shargel agreed earlier this year that the case should be...
  • School pushes for open talk about drug use

    School pushes for open talk about drug use
    A discussion on drug use took center stage inside Laguna Beach High School's Artists Theatre Monday night. But unlike the venue's usual productions, the stories were real, explaining an epidemic experts say is sweeping Orange County. Photos of girls,...
  • Baltimore study indicates family influences academic, work place success

    Baltimore study indicates family influences academic, work place success
    In the American dream a child can rise above a low-income background to go to college and then a high-paying job, but research by a Johns Hopkins University sociologist over a quarter of a century shows it rarely happens in Baltimore. Karl Alexander,...
  • FBI director takes heat for marijuana comments

    FBI director takes heat for marijuana comments
    Marijuana users won't be welcome at the FBI anytime soon, the agency's director said Wednesday. The loosening of restrictions on pot in some states has forced the FBI to reject qualified applicants because of a policy that bars them from having used the...
  • Colorado's neighbors dismayed by new wave of marijuana traffic

    Sheriff John Jenson watched the 2012 election returns crawling across his TV screen in this rural area just over the Colorado border. Tuned to a Denver news station, he soon realized Colorado voters were about to legalize recreational marijuana. That'...
  • Teen spice user: 'It's the new crack'

    Teen spice user: 'It's the new crack'
    NEWPORT NEWS — Spice took over his life in middle school. Nothing else mattered. Being high became the norm. At 12, he picked up his first cigarette. Soon the Newport News teen, now 18, was smoking marijuana, too. "Cigarettes and weed," he said in...