| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:15 AM
President Barack Obama's position on smoking marijuana is extremely misguided ("Obama: pot a 'vice' but no more dangerous than alcohol," Jan. 19).
As a 60-year-old boomer who has for the most part drunk responsibly for 45 years and has experimented with...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The story: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama believes smoking marijuana is a "bad habit" but thinks legal penalties now fall disproportionately on minorities and that states legalizing pot should go ahead with their plans, he said in a...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:19 PM
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-...
| Oct 31, 2013
In 1996, as California voters considered whether to make theirs the first state to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes, they were warned that they were on the verge of creating a grim wasteland from which they might never escape.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:31 PM
When FAU Athletic Director Pat Chun presented what he said was evidence of Carl Pelini's drug use to the now disgraced head coach, Pelini had no other choice but to resign.
Chun said he was prepared to fire Pelini with cause, and he had the legal...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:03 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Cigarette use among middle school and high school students is on the decline, but public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are concerned about other ways that tobacco and nicotine use is rising among kids.
| Nov 2, 2013
| 1:27 PM
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,...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:20 PM
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.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:58 PM
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...
| Dec 15, 2013
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...