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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Medical marijuana could cost employees their jobs

    Medical marijuana could cost employees their jobs
    Even if medical marijuana becomes law in Florida, employees with debilitating medical conditions could be fired for using it – regardless of whether they have a doctor's approval. Amendment 2 contains no employee protections, lawyers say, beyond...
  • End America's failed war on marijuana

    End America's failed war on marijuana
    Regarding Daniel Takash's thoughtful commentary on marijuana laws, marijuana prohibition is indefensible ("Marijuana legalization is the only option," Oct. 27). If the goal of marijuana prohibition is to subsidize violent drug cartels, prohibition is...
  • Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform

    Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform
    The statewide initiative on Tuesday's ballot to reduce penalties for illicit drug use and petty theft is part of a multimillion-dollar campaign to revise sentencing laws in California and across the nation. Five major foundations, headlined by a...
  • Second-hand smoke bad news for people and pets

    Q: We have a friend who's started smoking cigarettes, and quite heavily. She claims to love animals. I wonder how second-hand smoke affects pets. I think I know the answer, but my friend needs a blast of reality from a professional like you. A: Your...
  • Researcher: veterans with PTSD need med pot study

    Researcher: veterans with PTSD need med pot study
    Are people waiting for controlled, scientific research to determine whether marijuana has legitimate medical effects for various illnesses, notably post traumatic stress disorder suffered by countless military veterans? So is Dr. Suzanne Sisley, an...
  • Marijuana legalization is the only option

    Marijuana legalization is the only option
    Earlier this month, marijuana was partially decriminalized in Maryland, making possession under 10 grams (about a third of an ounce) subject to a citation, a fine and no jail time. Despite some problems with the language of the law, taking jail time off...
  • Marijuana amendment poorly written

    Marijuana amendment poorly written
    While Amendment 2 may have good intentions — to provide relief to Floridians suffering from serious illnesses — the poorly written language of the amendment will have irreversible, unintended consequences on our reputation as a family-friendly...
  • No verdict after second day deliberations over accused Boston bomber friend

    No verdict after second day deliberations over accused Boston bomber friend
    A jury deliberated for a second day on Wednesday over whether a friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was too high on marijuana to have intentionally lied to investigators about his role in the aftermath of the 2013 attack. Federal prosecutors...
  • Seniors in Laguna Woods Village are craving medical marijuana

    Seniors in Laguna Woods Village are craving medical marijuana
    Inside Laguna Woods Village, retirees with stiff knees and failing eyesight make ready use of wellness centers and medical offices scattered throughout nearby strip malls. Residents such as Peggiann "Benji" Johnson — a breast cancer patient...
  • Survey results on teen drug and alcohol use encouraging

    The Windsor Locks Wellness Coalition, established in 2005, wanted to play a role in helping Windsor Locks' adolescents make healthy choices. In partnership with New Directions CT, the group distributes a quadrennial survey which evaluates the status of...
  • Naloxone: the overdose-fighting wonder drug

    To the editor: The article describes a small decrease in prescription pill overdoses coupled with a significant increase in heroin overdoses. This is an unintended consequence of attempts to restrict opioid prescriptions in an effort to curb overdoses. ("...