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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Lauderhill to impose smoke shop moratorium

    The recent increase in the number of people wanting to open smoke shops in the city has Lauderhill officials and staff worried. At a meeting last week, city officials took the first step toward regulating smoke shops by giving initial approval to an...
  • Is marijuana really as dangerous as heroin and LSD? Finally, a welcome legal review

    Is marijuana really as dangerous as heroin and LSD? Finally, a welcome legal review
    A federal judge has done what Congress and the Obama administration have failed to do — open a discussion on whether marijuana should continue to be listed as a Schedule 1 drug, a classification that is supposed to be used only for the most...
  • Survey: Farmington Students Overestimate Alcohol And Drug Use Among Peers

    FARMINGTON — Local students "dramatically" overestimate alcohol and drug use by their peers, according to results of a recent school survey. "There's this gap between perception and reality and it's a big gap," said Ed Manfredi, the school system's...
  • Pregnant women rarely face charges for drug use

    Pregnant women rarely face charges for drug use
    The Bethlehem woman was 7 months pregnant and, by her own account, snorting $100 worth of heroin a day when police arrested her. Toni Hill Rice told investigators she was afraid to go to the doctor because she couldn't face the prospect of learning...
  • Pediatricians group cautions about medical pot for sick kids

    Pediatricians group cautions about medical pot for sick kids
    With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians...
  • Evergreen Health Co-op aims to compete with the health care giants

    Evergreen Health Co-op aims to compete with the health care giants
    Dr. Peter Beilenson thought fighting the intractable rates of drug use and sexually transmitted diseases in Baltimore was tough. Then the former city health commissioner took on health insurance. "It's the hardest job I've had," said Beilenson,...
  • New Orleans bash, pot bring down UCF fraternity

    New Orleans bash, pot bring down UCF fraternity
    In the month before one of the University of Central Florida's oldest fraternities was shut down, its members were investigated for throwing an illegal party on Bourbon Street and for marijuana use at its off-campus house, documents showed Thursday. On...
  • Tourette's Dropped From List Being Considered For Medical Marijuana Use

    Tourette's Dropped From List Being Considered For Medical Marijuana Use
    — Connecticut's Medical Marijuana Program could be broadened to allow patients who suffer sickle cell disease, chronic pain after back surgery and severe psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Tourette's disorder, however, will not be added to the...
  • City adjusts estimate for heroin users

    City adjusts estimate for heroin users
    Baltimore officials have again adjusted the estimated number of heroin users in the city — to nearly 19,000, up from 11,000. The new figure comes from a task force Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed in October to study heroin use and...
  • Lake Park High's substance abuse counselor brings former struggles to job

     Lake Park High's substance abuse counselor brings former struggles to job
    Students at Lake Park High School usually come to see substance abuse counselor Gina Horsley when there's trouble. Maybe they were caught sneaking booze into a football game, or maybe she heard through the hallway grapevine that they have an issue with...
  • Cigarettes out, hookahs in at Philadelphia clubs

    Cigarettes out, hookahs in at Philadelphia clubs
    Elly Silie of Atlantic City ended her 25th birthday with a night of drinking and a stop at Infusion Lounge at 2nd and Market streets for some hookah. Clad in sleek, black dresses and heels, her and her friends entered the lounge where half-naked women...