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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Jackie Chan's son apologizes after release from jail

    The son of actor Jackie Chan apologized to the public Saturday and asked for a second chance following his release from a six-month jail sentence for allowing people to use marijuana in his apartment. Jaycee Chan, 32, said at a news conference that he...
  • Witness says he saw Briseno shoot victim

    Witness says he saw Briseno shoot victim
    HAMMOND--When Carlos Orta got into a car with Juan Briseno and two other members of the Imperial Gangsters one night in February 2010, he only thought they were going to be enjoying a marijuana blunt together. But the night took a turn, Orta testified...
  • In school discipline, intervention may work better than punishment

    SEATTLE After a decade in classrooms, cheering on young people and believing in their progress, David Levine's faith finally wilted. Three of his top students had walked into the front office at Big Picture High School reeking of marijuana at the...
  • Is marijuana really as dangerous as heroin and LSD? Finally, a welcome legal review

    A federal judge has done what Congress and the Obama administration have failed to do — open a discussion on whether marijuana should continue to be listed as a Schedule 1 drug, a classification that is supposed to be used only for the most...
  • Lauderhill to impose smoke shop moratorium

    The recent increase in the number of people wanting to open smoke shops in the city has Lauderhill officials and staff worried. At a meeting last week, city officials took the first step toward regulating smoke shops by giving initial approval to an...
  • Pediatricians group cautions about medical pot for sick kids

    With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Pregnant women rarely face charges for drug use

    Pregnant women rarely face charges for drug use
    The Bethlehem woman was 7 months pregnant and, by her own account, snorting $100 worth of heroin a day when police arrested her. Toni Hill Rice told investigators she was afraid to go to the doctor because she couldn't face the prospect of learning...
  • Medical cannabis bill gets law enforcement pushback

    ATLANTA -- Law enforcement wants to narrow a Macon lawmaker's medical marijuana proposal, but the chairman of the first state House of Representatives panel to hear it said the benefits seem to outweigh the risks. In a packed hearing room Tuesday at...
  • Colorado delays vote on extra marijuana warnings for pregnant and nursing women

    Colorado lawmakers struggling to make sense of incomplete scientific evidence about marijuana use by pregnant and nursing women have scrapped a bill to add warnings in pot shops about maternal marijuana use. Lawmakers rejected a bill that would have...