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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Fixing Md.'s marijuana law [Editorial]

    Fixing Md.'s marijuana law  [Editorial]
    Maryland's legislature decided to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for a few reasons. Lawmakers concluded that police and prosecutors should not be focusing their attention on what is increasingly viewed by the public as a relatively...
  • Stephanie Haridopolos: Voters need to know myths surrounding Amendment 2

    Stephanie Haridopolos: Voters need to know myths surrounding Amendment 2
    As a voter, you've probably heard several myths associated with Amendment 2, the proposal to legalize medical marijuana. More often than not, these myths have been formulated by the proponents of the ballot language, to make you think smoking pot is...
  • Robert Mitchum’s 1948 arrest on marijuana charges

     
    In 1948, actor Robert Mitchum and actress Lila Leeds were arrested for marijuana use....
  • Adrian Peterson facing arrest on pot charge

    Montgomery County (Texas) prosecutors filed documents Thursday to have suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson arrested on charges that he smoked marijuana -- a violation of his bond conditions. According to court records, Peterson on...
  • Survey: More Highland Park, Deerfield high school seniors smoking pot

    Survey: More Highland Park, Deerfield high school seniors smoking pot
    On the bright side, District 113 seniors and sophomores are reporting doing less cigarette smoking and using alcohol less compared to two years ago, according to new data from the Illinois Youth Survey. But the survey also shows a significant number...
  • Agent: Friend of accused Boston bomber didn't mention pot ' as an excuse in not remembering'

    Agent: Friend of accused Boston bomber didn't mention pot ' as an excuse in not remembering'
    A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with lying to investigators in the days after the deadly blasts last year did not say he had been too intoxicated on marijuana to remember his actions, an official who interviewed him testified on...
  • Seattle moves to vacate every marijuana summons issued this year

    Seattle moves to vacate every marijuana summons issued this year
    Seattle officials are making a push to vacate every summons issued for smoking or possessing marijuana in public in 2014 after reports that one police officer issued more than 80% of the tickets this year. Kimberly Mills, a spokeswoman for Seattle...
  • Deaths draw attention to drugs in EDM scene

    Deaths draw attention to drugs in EDM scene
    Does the EDM scene have a drug problem? The question, which has followed the increasingly mainstream electronic dance music genre for years, is being raised again in the wake of the deaths of two males, ages 20 and 17, who attended an all-day EDM show...
  • Student attends anti-drug coalition's event in Orlando

    Lazaro Monier saw a friend self-destruct as he dropped out of school, seeping further into underage drinking and drug use. Because of that experience, the student at Piper High School in Sunrise decided to take action to help others. The Broward Youth...
  • The evolving reform efforts of L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey

    The evolving reform efforts of L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey
    In the closing weeks of the long and contentious 2012 campaign for Los Angeles County district attorney, Jackie Lacey fielded questions at a South L.A. church filled with activists and organizers who were advocating near-revolutionary changes in the...
  • Orland drug-prevention program causes stir among community leaders

    Orland drug-prevention program causes stir among community leaders
    A heroin and substance-abuse prevention program presented by the Orland Fire Protection District has sparked a public spat between fire district officials and Orland Park's mayor, police chief and local school district leaders. Fire officials said the...