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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Colorado's neighbors dismayed by new wave of marijuana traffic

    Sheriff John Jenson watched the 2012 election returns crawling across his TV screen in this rural area just over the Colorado border. Tuned to a Denver news station, he soon realized Colorado voters were about to legalize recreational marijuana. That'...
  • Isle of Wight couple says son may have been shot, but spice caused his death

    Isle of Wight couple says son may have been shot, but spice caused his death
    ISLE OF WIGHT — Jamie Wallace's parents describe him as a smart, loving man. Paula Wallace said her son had seen his share of trouble — he earned a GED at 17 after quitting high school, then started dealing drugs and ended up in prison....
  • Potential for heart attack, stroke risk seen with marijuana use

    Potential for heart attack, stroke risk seen with marijuana use
    Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems associated with the use of marijuana, and nearly 2% of those encounters were with patients...
  • Experts to address teen drug use trends

    An Orange County Superior Court judge, Mission Hospital's emergency services director and a sheriff's deputy will discuss recent drug-use trends in Orange County at a public meeting May 12 in the Laguna Beach High School library. Laguna Beach Unified...
  • Smoke weed, turn into a pothead? Not so fast.

    Los Angeles Times Opinion LA blogger Paul Whitefield argues that a just-released study reporting differences in the brain scans of marijuana consumers versus non-users may just validate the stereotype that those who ingest the substance become "potheads."...
  • O'Malley should sign marijuana decriminalization bill [Letter]

    O'Malley should sign marijuana decriminalization bill [Letter]
    According to The Sun, Maryland legislators will pass a bill that would decriminalize possession of 10 grams or less of pot ("Assembly set to pass wage, marijuana bills," April 7). This is a breakthrough bill, especially promoted by the Black Caucus,...
  • Up in smoke [Commentary]

    Up in smoke [Commentary]
    Last week, the Maryland Senate approved Senate Bill 364, which would "decriminalize" possession of marijuana. The Senate bill, which passed 36 to 8, would remove criminal penalties for possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and impose small civil...
  • REVIEW: 'Frankie & Alice' ★★

    REVIEW: 'Frankie & Alice' ★&#9733
    True cases of people suffering from multiple personality disorders are among the most harrowing encounters most of us could ever expect to face this side of the supernatural. The idea that a person is not just acting like wildly different people but...
  • Democratic congressman says he didn't mean to suggest he had smoked pot

    Democratic congressman says he didn't mean to suggest he had smoked pot
    WASHINGTON - It was a misunderstanding, it seems, but even in this era of looser marijuana laws, the prospect of a top congressman smoking pot was not taken lightly. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in the House, seemed to suggest...
  • Doctors are top source of prescription drugs for chronic abusers

    Doctors are top source of prescription drugs for chronic abusers
    Doctors are fueling the nation's prescription drug epidemic and represent the primary source of narcotic painkillers for chronic abusers, according to a new government study. The finding challenges a widely held belief that has long guided policymakers:...
  • Cities planning ahead for legalized medical marijuana

    Cities planning ahead for legalized medical marijuana
    Several South Florida cities are preparing for the day when Florida legalizes marijuana for medical use. No matter that the ballot initiative won't go before voters until November: Pembroke Park recently became among the first to consider how to...