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Recreational Substance Use

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jackie Chan's son busted in major Chinese drug crackdown

    His movies have flopped time and again and his dad, Jackie Chan, has reportedly disinherited him. But, thanks to Chinese police, actor-singer-playboy Jaycee Chan can at least say he’s been cast in a major new role that’s turning heads: bad...
  • Jackie Chan 'ashamed,' 'heartbroken' by son Jaycee Chan's drug arrest

    Jackie Chan 'ashamed,' 'heartbroken' by son Jaycee Chan's drug arrest
    Jackie Chan is "ashamed" and "heartbroken" about his son Jaycee Chan's arrest in China last Thursday on suspicion of marijuana possession, the action-movie star, singer and martial artist said Wednesday on social media. Part of the embarrassment: The...
  • Robin Williams: Should Hollywood Do More to Help Stars in Dark Places?

    Robin Williams battled drugs and depression for almost as long as he was famous. Although he maintained his sobriety for nearly 20 years, friends say he slipped into a dark place over the summer, following the cancellation of his CBS series "The Crazy...
  • Assembly approves bill reducing penalties for sale of crack cocaine

    Lawmakers in the Assembly approved on Thursday a bill that would reduce the penalties for the sale of crack cocaine, closing a sentencing disparity that supporters say hurts communities of color.   The measure, by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles),...
  • Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment

     Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment
    Jesus Ysasaga had been arrested multiple times and ordered by the court to keep away from his ex-girlfriend. Two parole boards sentenced him to nearly a year in jail for stalking, drunkenness and battery. But the Fresno County jail would not keep him....
  • Addicts need compassion -- and treatment [Commentary]

    Addicts need compassion -- and treatment [Commentary]
    On June 21, the Vatican press office published the presentation made by Pope Francis to the 31st International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC) in Rome. The pope told the conferees, "The problem of drug use is not solved with drugs! …...
  • Glendale mother arrested on suspicion of drug use while caring for son

    A 20-year-old Glendale resident was arrested Saturday after she was caught allegedly high on narcotics while caring for her 1-year-old son, police said. Precious Dobbs was taken into custody after a tip led officers to her apartment in the 1500 block...
  • Connecticut Above Average In Pot, Cocaine, Alcohol Use

    Connecticut Above Average In Pot, Cocaine, Alcohol Use
    Connecticut residents in 2011-2012 smoked more marijuana, took slightly more cocaine, and guzzled more booze than the national average, according to the latest survey on the nation's drug and alcohol trends. The National Survey of Drug Use and Health...
  • 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...