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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Lawmaker rethinks proposal to require welfare drug tests

    Changes made to a bill that would require welfare recipients to take drug tests were voted down Thursday by its author, as the lawmaker who originally proposed the idea reconsiders. The bill's author, Sen. Patricia Miller, R-Indianapolis, has filed a...
  • Future of needle exchange bill is uncertain in Senate

    Future of needle exchange bill is uncertain in Senate
    The leader of the Indiana Senate says he's uncertain how his chamber will vote on a proposal to legalize needle-exchange programs. Indiana bars needle-exchange programs, but Gov. Mike Pence last month authorized a short-term exchange to help combat an...
  • Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

    The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne. April 13, 2015. Victimized - again "It was supposed to be in two years." Imagine Dawn Hillyer's surprise when she happened to learn that the man convicted of stalking her was going to get out of prison last week -...
  • Court: Arizona probationers can't be barred from medical pot

    Arizonans with medical marijuana cards cannot be barred from using the drug while on probation, the state Supreme Court concluded Tuesday in a ruling that will have ripple effects across the state. The decision by Arizona's highest court comes as...
  • 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....
  • Final Four teams have 4 different sets of drug-testing rules

    Four teams, four drug-testing policies. Players at Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Duke operated under the same rules on their road to the Final Four this season — except when it came to the frequency of their doping tests and the penalties...
  • Pot legalization across US may hinge on 2016 California vote

    SAN FRANCISCO A fight next year over whether to allow recreational marijuana use in California may serve as a tipping point as legalization proponents press their campaign in other U.S. states. "A lot of eyes are on California," Gavin Newsom, the state's...
  • A sin tax on meat could save lives

    At this time of year, the last thing anyone wants to think about is paying more taxes. But there's one tax I'm in favor of and you should be, too, if you care about your health and the health of the planet: a sin tax on meat, cheese and other animal-based...
  • Marijuana legalization ballot drive launched in Michigan

    Michigan would legalize the use of marijuana for recreational use under the wording of a proposed ballot initiative submitted Thursday, the first of what could be competing legalization efforts. If authorized by the Board of State Canvassers, the...