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Recreational Substance Use

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  • 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...
  • Pre-booking diversion: an alternative to conviction and incarceration

    Pre-booking diversion: an alternative to conviction and incarceration
    In Baltimore City, approximately 20,000 people were arrested for drug-related offenses annually in 2012 and 2013; nearly three quarters for simple possession. And while there has been a great deal of discussion over the last few years regarding the...
  • Why cocaine addicts keep making bad decisions

    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...
  • '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...
  • E-cigs get a pass on advertising no-no's for the real ones

    E-cigs get a pass on advertising no-no's for the real ones
    The commercial shows a leggy, high-heeled blonde blowing Flavor Vapes e-cigarette vapor into a baby carriage as the words SAVE HUMANITY materialize in the mist. The punch line appears in her next exhalation: START VAPING. It's an audacious sales pitch....
  • Reader: Alcohol causes violence, people smoking marijuana don't fight

    Reader: Alcohol causes violence, people smoking marijuana don't fight
    Alcohol versus marijuana: We demonize marijuana, but we glamorize alcohol. A lot of people smoke marijuana, but they smoke it inside their homes. Alcohol can be consumed just about anywhere, and it is okay. At presidential balls and governor balls,...
  • A haze of uncertainty over Washington, D.C.'s marijuana law

    A haze of uncertainty over Washington, D.C.'s marijuana law
    The city that brought America government shutdowns and all-night filibusters made recreational marijuana use legal Thursday. And the foggy dispute over whether the law is even valid has probably made some people in the District of Columbia wish they...
  • A-Rod May Be Back With Yankees, But Not Saying Much About Drug Use

    A-Rod May Be Back With Yankees, But Not Saying Much About Drug Use
    TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 81/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension. But on his first day back with the team since September 2013, he never said why he resumed...
  • Hogan wades into Maryland's long battle against heroin

    Hogan wades into Maryland's long battle against heroin
    With the creation of two panels devoted to combating heroin use, Gov. Larry Hogan has waded into a worsening crisis — one that has defied solutions for decades. It once looked as if Maryland had brought some measure of control to its long-standing...
  • Alaska becomes third state to legalize marijuana

    Alaska becomes third state to legalize marijuana
    Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don't expect any public celebrations since it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public. In the state's largest city, Anchorage police...
  • 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...