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Recreational Substance Use

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  • If you think Big Tobacco was bad, wait till you get a whiff of Big Marijuana

    Proponents of legalization and other drug policy reforms make some important points. It is true that most people who try drugs do not get addicted they stop after using a few times. It is also true and regrettable that America's incarceration rate is...
  • Why research is biased against pot to focus on its harm and not its benefits

    Is America's scientific research biased to focus on the harmful effects of drugs? That was one of the questions at the heart of a congressional hearing this summer seeking to understand more comprehensively the scientific evidence related to marijuana....
  • For city managers nationwide, marijuana is high on the agenda

    WASHINGTON In Port Townsend, Wash., City Manager David Timmons said he's trying to figure out how to handle city employees who want to use medical marijuana at work. In Boulder, Colo., City Manager Jane Brautigam said the city bought a new truck for...
  • Philadelphia officials lay out details of marijuana compromise

    PHILADELPHIA It was hardly a love fest, but Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and City Councilman James Kenney made public peace Wednesday over the fractious run-up to their compromise this week to decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot. "I...
  • Widow fights Army ruling of Green Beret's death as overdose

    Debbie Venetz heard the doorbell ring and saw those familiar Army boots as she peeked through the window onto her front steps. Her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Venetz, was back from Afghanistan, in time for their daughter's seventh birthday party the...
  • Teens see different consequences from alcohol and pot: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using alcohol leads to unsafe driving and compromised relationships with peers, while using marijuana harms relationships with authority figures, U.S. teens said in a survey. "Our most serious finding was that people who...
  • Hookah smoking a hot trend for young adults but clouded by health concerns

    DALLAS Clouds of sickly sweet blackberry smoke are billowing out of Isaac Doss' mouth. He takes a long draw from the bubbling hookah and passes the pipe to Kara Brick. They are sprawled on cushioned wicker chairs on the patio at Kush, a hookah bar on...
  • Deaths draw attention to drugs in EDM scene

    Deaths draw attention to drugs in EDM scene
    Does the EDM scene have a drug problem? The question, which has followed the increasingly mainstream electronic dance music genre for years, is being raised again in the wake of the deaths of two males, ages 20 and 17, who attended an all-day EDM show...
  • Student attends anti-drug coalition's event in Orlando

    Lazaro Monier saw a friend self-destruct as he dropped out of school, seeping further into underage drinking and drug use. Because of that experience, the student at Piper High School in Sunrise decided to take action to help others. The Broward Youth...
  • Senators urge Obama to deliver consistent message on marijuana

    WASHINGTON After nearly two years of sending conflicting signals on the legalization of marijuana, the Obama administration finds itself under increased pressure from all sides to deliver a consistent message on where it stands. Democratic senators...
  • Physicians need periodic checkups in medical marijuana use [Letter]

    Physicians need periodic checkups in medical marijuana use [Letter]
    A recent article raised a number of questions about medical marijuana in Maryland and the risk its use poses to public trust in the medical community ("Medical pot rules raise concern," July 26). As health care providers for this city's children,...