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Recreational Substance Use

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  • 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,...
  • A step toward sanity on marijuana [Editorial]

    A step toward sanity on marijuana  [Editorial]
    In 2010, Baltimore City police made 64,525 arrests, and more than 7,000 of them — 11 percent of the total — were for simple possession of marijuana. That represents thousands of man-hours by Baltimore City police, Central Booking officials,...
  • Amid marijuana safety concerns, Colorado unveils pot vending machines

    LITTLETON, Colo. — In the posh resorts of Vail Valley, where celebrities are as common as the paparazzi who stalk them, a machine has suddenly stolen the limelight. Meet Zazzz, thought to be the nation's first identity-verifying marijuana...
  • 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...
  • Medical marijuana referendum supporters mobilize

    Medical marijuana referendum supporters mobilize
    One of the hottest political campaigns of 2014 will kick into high gear this weekend as proponents of legalizing medical marijuana mobilize for a day of political organizing. From locations in Fort Lauderdale, West Delray and 11 other communities, they'...
  • Cops: Linkin Park reports Sublime for marijuana at concert

    Cops: Linkin Park reports Sublime for marijuana at concert
    A battle between two bands is brewing after a weekend concert in Arizona.  Rock band Linkin Park reported the band Sublime with Rome to police for smoking marijuana at the KMFA Day concert in Tucson, Ariz., according to the Pima County Sheriff's...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Prescription drugs can spark an addiction

    On April 3, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens discussed her concerns about prescription drug abuse and heroin at the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's monthly Wake Up! Newport event series. I hope this article will be a wake up call for Orange...
  • Recreational drug use: New highs

    Recreational drug use: New highs
    "When he first sees her, Raf is sitting on a washing machine about to swallow an eighth of a gram of what is apparently a mixture of speed, monosodium glutamate and an experimental social anxiety disorder medication for dogs." So begins "Glow", the...
  • Military: We're making headway on spice

    During two weeks in 2010, Fort Eustis police seized more than 10 types of the synthetic hallucinogen known as spice and charged more than 30 service members with related offenses. Four years later, the statistics are quite different. Drug tests...
  • State Youths Vulnerable To Marijuana Abuse

    Marijuana use among teenagers has climbed steadily since 2007, surpassed tobacco use in 2011 and is expected to supersede alcohol use in 2020. This trend is mainly attributed to the growing belief that marijuana is not harmful to youths' health and...