| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
DENVER — It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room with three of his buddies. They had come from their small college in Wyoming looking for an adventure.
No one is...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:39 PM
York High School officials are warning parents that some students are using e-cigarettes to get high.
In a letter to parents, York High School Principal Diana Smith said a police investigation of student drug use occurred this month at the school.
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:55 PM
There is strong evidence that medical marijuana pills may reduce symptoms of spasticity and pain reported by multiple sclerosis patients, but little proof that smoking pot offers the same benefit, according to new alternative treatment guidelines released...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:14 AM
A tiny e-cigarette store planned for the corner of Marion Street and North Boulevard in Oak Park would be one of the first things to greet new visitors arriving in the village on Metra or CTA trains.
For some downtown business owners, that's fine. For...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:45 AM
According to The Sun, Maryland legislators will pass a bill that would decriminalize possession of 10 grams or less of pot ("Assembly set to pass wage, marijuana bills," April 7). This is a breakthrough bill, especially promoted by the Black Caucus,...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:42 PM
The agreement announced Friday between Major League Baseball and the players' union to stiffen penalties for those caught using performance-enhancing drugs was applauded by players who said they are tired of seeing the sport embarrassed by cheaters....
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Elannah Rose Sheklow’s parents thought they were doing everything right. They had family dinners. They checked their daughter’s homework nightly. They knew her friends. They talked to her about boys, drugs and school.
But at 16 when Sheklow...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
If trial lawyers and out-of-state billionaires have their way, Florida will join states like California and Colorado by creating a massive industry selling things like marijuana cookies, lollipops and candies — all in the name of "medicine." In...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Welcome to the “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl.
The NFL won’t call it that, of course. Not unless the league can license it and turn a profit.
But that’s what this is, and besides, “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl is easier to remember...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Steve Lunardi, Jr., recently told a standing-room-only crowd in Lake Forest how he started drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana while attending Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, and then became a heroin addict.
"It took over my life. … It'...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Support for decriminalizing recreational marijuana use and increasing its medicinal availability spreads like an oil spill. Colorado and Washington's decriminalization, coupled with President Barack Obama musing that marijuana is no more dangerous than...