| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:26 AM
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...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:01 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 2:56 PM
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.
| Feb 14, 2015
| 9:20 PM
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...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:16 AM
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...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:46 AM
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...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 3:57 PM
— 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...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 4:25 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:51 PM
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...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 8:24 AM
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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:34 PM
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...