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Recreational Substance Use

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  • 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...
  • As more inmates are released from prison, more parolees return

    As more inmates are released from prison, more parolees return
    Randy Whittenburg was a "commendable" candidate for release from prison. After 31 years behind bars for his role in a Los Angeles strong-arm robbery that ended in murder, Whittenburg had earned four vocational certificates; completed Bible study,...
  • Six boys' stories: Records tell of violence, drug use at Lawrence Hall

     Six boys' stories: Records tell of violence, drug use at Lawrence Hall
    Lawrence Hall Youth Services promises to provide expert care and close guidance to juvenile state wards with histories of abuse and neglect in its 48-bed residential treatment center in Chicago and a network of nearby group homes. The nonprofit...
  • At Lawrence Hall, vulnerable kids terrorized, learn life of crime

    At Lawrence Hall, vulnerable kids terrorized, learn life of crime
    One teenager raped a 50-year-old woman as she walked to the "L" stop at dawn. A second was arrested nine times in one year on charges that included theft, property damage and groping and punching a girl. A third was convicted in a series of...
  • Harris becomes the face of latest anti-pot measure

    Rep. Andy Harris re-emerged Wednesday as a leading opponent of legalizing marijuana after lawmakers included a provision in the $1 trillion federal funding bill that appeared to block the District of Columbia from loosening its pot laws. The...
  • Nightclub owner Sam Nazarian gives up control of Las Vegas hotel

    Nightclub owner Sam Nazarian gives up control of Las Vegas hotel
    Sam Nazarian made his name and his billion-dollar fortune creating L.A. clubs and restaurants that attracted the hippest young celebrities. He parlayed that fame into hotels in Beverly Hills and Miami's South Beach. This year, he looked to Las Vegas...
  • 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....
  • Fixing Md.'s marijuana law [Editorial]

    Fixing Md.'s marijuana law  [Editorial]
    Maryland's legislature decided to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for a few reasons. Lawmakers concluded that police and prosecutors should not be focusing their attention on what is increasingly viewed by the public as a relatively...
  • 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...