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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Is marijuana really as dangerous as heroin and LSD? Finally, a welcome legal review

    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...
  • 'American Sniper' widow to be among first witnesses in murder trial

    'American Sniper' widow to be among first witnesses in murder trial
    The widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle will be among the first to testify against the troubled veteran charged with killing her husband and his friend as the trial begins Wednesday.  Prosecutors said they planned to call Taya Kyle, 40, as a...
  • 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...
  • Alcohol Use Down, Drug Use Up Behind the Wheel

     
    Two new studies from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that while drunken driving has decreased over the past decade, incidents of driving under the influence of marijuana or prescription drugs has increased. Related: AAA:...
  • 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...
  • Evergreen Health Co-op aims to compete with the health care giants

    Evergreen Health Co-op aims to compete with the health care giants
    Dr. Peter Beilenson thought fighting the intractable rates of drug use and sexually transmitted diseases in Baltimore was tough. Then the former city health commissioner took on health insurance. "It's the hardest job I've had," said Beilenson,...
  • Boca Raton to consider banning e-cig use in public places

    Boca Raton to consider banning e-cig use in public places
    Banning the use of e-cigarettes at all the public places where tobacco smoking has been prohibited is on the Boca Raton City Council's agenda on Tuesday. Councilwoman Constance Scott has asked for a city ordinance banning the e-cigarettes from public...
  • New Orleans bash, pot bring down UCF fraternity

    New Orleans bash, pot bring down UCF fraternity
    In the month before one of the University of Central Florida's oldest fraternities was shut down, its members were investigated for throwing an illegal party on Bourbon Street and for marijuana use at its off-campus house, documents showed Thursday. On...
  • Lake Park High's substance abuse counselor brings former struggles to job

     Lake Park High's substance abuse counselor brings former struggles to job
    Students at Lake Park High School usually come to see substance abuse counselor Gina Horsley when there's trouble. Maybe they were caught sneaking booze into a football game, or maybe she heard through the hallway grapevine that they have an issue with...
  • 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...
  • Portland prosecutors drop pot cases after Oregon legalization vote

    Portland prosecutors drop pot cases after Oregon legalization vote
    Oregon's biggest county will no longer prosecute most marijuana cases after state voters voted this month to legalize the drug even as other prosecutors across the state take a more cautious approach, authorities said on Friday. The Multnomah County...