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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Baltimore County family struggles with impact of heroin's grip

    Baltimore County family struggles with impact of heroin's grip
    Bird River Road bends and gives up its memories. "That's where Adam's real dad lived," Christine Samuels says, nodding out the car window as she heads down the familiar road. She was 17 and still in high school when Adam was born. "We grew up...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • A haze of uncertainty over Washington, D.C.'s marijuana law

    A haze of uncertainty over Washington, D.C.'s marijuana law
    The city that brought America government shutdowns and all-night filibusters made recreational marijuana use legal Thursday. And the foggy dispute over whether the law is even valid has probably made some people in the District of Columbia wish they...
  • Gavin Newsom takes risk by seeking to legalize recreational pot use

    Gavin Newsom takes risk by seeking to legalize recreational pot use
    A few weeks into his first term as mayor of San Francisco in 2004, Gavin Newsom made a bold and controversial decision, ordering the city-county clerk to violate state law and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Newsom was ultimately...
  • Key Committee Backs Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Program

    Key Committee Backs Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Program
    HARTFORD — A key legislative committee on Monday approved a significant expansion to the state's medical marijuana program, including allowing children with certain debilitating illnesses to participate. Opponents say that the long-term effects...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...