| Feb 6, 2015
| 3:53 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 8:05 AM
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...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 4:25 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 8:25 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 5:20 AM
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....
| Mar 17, 2015
| 2:45 PM
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,...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:41 PM
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...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 12:09 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 7:25 PM
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...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:26 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 3:24 PM
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...