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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Sam Nazarian wins casino license, must submit to random drug testing

    Sam Nazarian wins casino license, must submit to random drug testing
    The Nevada Gaming Commission approved a gambling license for Sam Nazarian after hearing an appeal Thursday by the Los Angeles nightclub mogul, who admitted to paying $3 million to a convicted felon and using cocaine. After a grueling two-hour hearing --...
  • What's trending: #PrayForFSU, Bill Cosby, 'Pitch Perfect 2' and more

    Sadness set the tone for social media today, as the tragic shooting at Florida State University's library trended worldwide. But don't fret, there are some laughs trending amidst the FSU hashtags. Here's what social media is talking about today: 1....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Teens smoked pot, drank 'codeine-soda' in fatal Pine Hills home invasion, records allege

    Teens smoked pot, drank 'codeine-soda' in fatal Pine Hills home invasion, records allege
    Luner Axcius Jr. told investigators he didn't want to break into Esteban Calderon's home after he saw the frail man through a window watching TV in his living room. But his childhood friend, Victor Wriden, had his mind set on stealing the new 42-inch LG...
  • Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people

    Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people
    Jason Lappies woke in his San Diego apartment on the morning of June 26. Not needing to report to work right away, he settled onto his couch to watch a World Cup soccer match. He teased his roommate, who had to rush off to a job. When the friend...
  • Why treat pot differently than alcohol?: My Word

    Somehow the voting public confused medical marijuana with Disney tickets. That's right; many said, "No thanks," and "We have enough dopes already," and "The laws are best left as they are." At Disney, if you have no ticket, you don't get into the...
  • Uber, Bill Cosby and emergency room: Letters

    Uber, Bill Cosby and emergency room: Letters
    An Uber experience Recently the media, including the Orlando Sentinel, have printed articles in which the ride-sharing service Uber is criticized. On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., I downloaded the Uber app to see for myself what the experience...
  • Petition Already Seeks Changes In Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program

    Petition Already Seeks Changes In Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program
    Medical marijuana hit the shelves in Connecticut just two weeks ago, but there's already been a push to change state regulations about how the medication is sold to chronically ill patients. "Our Plant, Our Right," an online petition, seeks changes that...
  • Law prevents youth e-cigarette access, but use on rise

    On Oct. 1, Connecticut joined 27 other states in banning e-cigarette sales to minors. That common-sense approach was supported by tobacco industry representatives as well as public health officials. The law lays out fines and timelines for anyone selling,...
  • CDC: Fewer than 18% of American adults smoke cigarettes, a new low

    CDC: Fewer than 18% of American adults smoke cigarettes, a new low
    The proportion of American adults who smoke cigarettes has hit a new low, new federal data show. And among those who do smoke, fewer are lighting up every day, and even they are smoking fewer cigarettes. A national health survey conducted by the Centers...