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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Baltimore wants to give out thousands more needles to drug users

    Baltimore wants to give out thousands more needles to drug users
    Hoping to curb the spread of HIV, Baltimore officials want to hand out thousands more needles to drug addicts than Maryland law now allows. Since 1994, city Health Department vans that work with addicts have traded clean syringes for used ones in a one-...
  • Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise

    Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
  • FAU assistant reported coaches used cocaine

    The abrupt resignations of FAU football coach Carl Pelini and his defensive coordinator came after an assistant coach stated in an affidavit that he observed both men using marijuana and cocaine, the Sun Sentinel has learned. Two sworn affidavits,...
  • FAU accepts Pelini's withdrawal of resignation, then fires coach

    BOCA RATON — Former FAU football coach Carl Pelini wanted his job back after resigning amid accusations of drug use on Oct. 30. FAU obliged his request Tuesday, rescinding his resignation and subsequently firing him with cause. Pelini was...
  • Carl Pelini retracts his resignation

    Former FAU coach Carl Pelini wants his job back. Eight days after Pelini and FAU defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis resigned amid allegations of drug use, Pelini submitted a retraction of his resignation in a letter to FAU in which he asks to be...
  • Teen on party drug 'meow meow' chops off penis

    Teen on party drug 'meow meow' chops off penis
    Police say a teen high on a party drug commonly known as "meow meow" attacked his mother and then turned the knife to his groin, chopping off his own penis, the Daily Mail reports. The 19-year-old UK college student was visiting his mother in England on...
  • Kingsley Guy: End the charade and legalize marijuana

    Former Attorney General Bob Butterworth recently recalled the days of the the 1970s and 1980s when bales of illicit marijuana were washing up on South Florida's beaches: "Who would have thought a few decades later we'd be talking about legalizing...
  • Mizeur to back legalized marijuana

    Mizeur to back legalized marijuana
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur is calling for the legalization and regulation of marijuana, promising to use the tax revenue it would generate to pay for an expansion of pre-kindergarten education. Mizeur, a state delegate from...
  • Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana

    Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana
    Last Friday, I appeared on the Marc Steiner show to discuss marijuana policy.  Also on the panel were state Sens. Jamie Raskin Bobby Zirkin (Democrats from Montgomery and Baltimore counties, respectively). You can listen to a podcast of the show by...
  • Harms of Marijuana Use

    Harms of Marijuana Use
    On Friday, I shared some thoughts on the current debate surrounding marijuana legalization in Maryland.  Without surprise, many pot advocates and enthusiasts were none too happy to read my questioning of their dogma. Many repeated the arguments rebutted...
  • An argument in favor of enshrining steroid cheats

    OK, I get it: steroids are bad and cheating is worse. What I don't get is why Hall of Fame voters have decided to draw this line at this time. Long-time members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America, who sit as judge and jury to decide who gets...