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Recreational Substance Use

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jackie Chan's son convicted of providing venue for drug users

    Jackie Chan's son convicted of providing venue for drug users
    The son of action comedy star Jackie Chan pleaded guilty Friday to providing a venue for drug users, the latest person caught up in a widespread crackdown on illegal drugs in Beijing starting last year. Jaycee Chan was sentenced in a courtroom in the...
  • Cigarettes out, hookahs in at Philadelphia clubs

    Cigarettes out, hookahs in at Philadelphia clubs
    Elly Silie of Atlantic City ended her 25th birthday with a night of drinking and a stop at Infusion Lounge at 2nd and Market streets for some hookah. Clad in sleek, black dresses and heels, her and her friends entered the lounge where half-naked women...
  • Tourette's Dropped From List Being Considered For Medical Marijuana Use

    Tourette's Dropped From List Being Considered For Medical Marijuana Use
    — Connecticut's Medical Marijuana Program could be broadened to allow patients who suffer sickle cell disease, chronic pain after back surgery and severe psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Tourette's disorder, however, will not be added to the...
  • Why cocaine addicts keep making bad decisions

    Why cocaine addicts keep making bad decisions
    Chronic cocaine use alters brain circuits that help us learn from mistakes, a new study suggests. The study, published online Tuesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, could offer a biological marker for the cycle of destructive decisions that many...
  • Survey: Farmington Students Overestimate Alcohol And Drug Use Among Peers

    FARMINGTON — Local students "dramatically" overestimate alcohol and drug use by their peers, according to results of a recent school survey. "There's this gap between perception and reality and it's a big gap," said Ed Manfredi, the school system's...
  • Robert Crown Center educates parents on signs of drug use

    Robert Crown Center educates parents on signs of drug use
    A typical teenager's bedroom was set up in the Robert Crown Center for Health Education to teach parents how to identify clues that their child is using drugs. Eye drops may mean the teenager is disguising the symptoms of drug use. An empty pen tube could...
  • Panel warns of risks of teen drug addiction, even in Deerfield

    Panel warns of risks of teen drug addiction, even in Deerfield
    Exactly how many Deerfield High School students may be using drugs or alcohol is unknown — but plenty of parents want to know about warning signs. More than 350 people heard a six-person panel of experts and parents talk about their experiences...