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Recreational Substance Use

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Why young homeless travelers aren't welcome in tourist cities

    Why young homeless travelers aren't welcome in tourist cities
    Joe McCabe sits on a wooden bench and calls out to two men strolling up State Street, "Have any spare change? I'm actually a traveler." The men continue walking, and McCabe grumbles a homophobic slur that they don't hear. McCabe gets up from the...
  • 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...
  • Carly Rousso's public appearance sparks controversy

    Carly Rousso's public appearance sparks controversy
    Facing a potentially lengthy prison term for inhaling keyboard cleaner before causing a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park, Carly Rousso has been making public appearances and tearfully apologizing for her crime. Rousso’s lawyers...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Toxic' Hartford Public Works Needs Cleanup

    'Toxic' Hartford Public Works Needs Cleanup
    It's easy to understand why city hall wouldn't want to make public an evaluation of parts of Hartford's Department of Public Works. The report, dated March 1, was given only to Mayor Pedro Segarra and the city's chief operating officer until NBC...