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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Amanda Bynes bong-tossing case dismissed

    Amanda Bynes bong-tossing case dismissed
    A case against actress Amanda Bynes for possessing marijuana and throwing a bong out an apartment window last year was dismissed on Monday by a New York judge. The prosecution and her lawyer Gerald Shargel agreed earlier this year that the case should be...
  • 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...
  • Let's end the wasteful war on drugs by putting science first

    Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when those thoughts contradict each other, but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren't. And...
  • Doctor could lose license over fake cannabis eligibility form

    Doctor could lose license over fake cannabis eligibility form
    A Highland Park doctor could lose his medical license after state regulators alleged that he issued a fake medical cannabis eligibility form to a 79-year-old patient who paid him $250. Dr. Joseph Starkman in 2013 required the patient to pay a fee of...
  • Why mask the ugliness of executions? Bring back firing squads, judge says.

    A flurry of court rulings over the last few days contain a compelling discussion of the nature of the death penalty and the impact of government secrecy on public debate over our continuing embrace of barbarism. At the same time, questions over...
  • Review: 'Get on Up' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Get on Up' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Everything about "Get on Up," a provocatively structured and unusually rich musical biopic, is a little better, a little less formula-bound, a little sharper than the average specimen in this genre. I'm surprised it's this good, given that director Tate...
  • Physicians need periodic checkups in medical marijuana use [Letter]

    Physicians need periodic checkups in medical marijuana use [Letter]
    A recent article raised a number of questions about medical marijuana in Maryland and the risk its use poses to public trust in the medical community ("Medical pot rules raise concern," July 26). As health care providers for this city's children,...
  • 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...
  • After a tumultuous year, red-hot Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz has never been happier

    After a tumultuous year, red-hot Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz has never been happier
    Nelson Cruz presents a deep rooting dilemma for the modern baseball fan. Is the Orioles outfielder the well-mannered son of teachers who built himself into a slugger step by painstaking step? In this version of the story, Cruz is the perfect baseball...
  • Drug abusers' cash funds Central America violence

    To the editor: If it's correct that "drug cartels and gangs are at the root of the increased violence" in Central America, then buyers of illegal drugs are partly to blame for the current crisis at our border. ("Explaining the crisis on the Southwest...
  • Narcan won't solve the problem of addiction [Letter]

    Over the years I have tried to educate the public about the disease of addiction and how a drug addict thinks and makes decisions. Let me remind the readers that a drug addict only wants one thing and one thing only — more drugs, at all costs. A...