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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Parents Council Praises MTV for Censoring Miley Cyrus Smoking Joint at Europe Awards

    The Parents Television Council praised MTV for editing out apparent drug use from Miley Cyrus during its U.S. broadcast of the European Music Awards on Sunday night. The 20 year-old was shown what appeared to be marijuana during her acceptance speech...
  • Off-the-clock pot use shouldn't be grounds for firing, poll finds

    Off-the-clock pot use shouldn't be grounds for firing, poll finds
    Sixty-four percent of Americans said it would be wrong to fire employees for off-the-clock marijuana use in states where the drug is legal, according to a new poll.  A similar percentage also said the same about employees drinking during non-work hours,...
  • Lamar Odom's DUI arrest adds to concerns

    Lamar Odom's DUI arrest adds to concerns
    Lamar Odom's arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday morning was the latest in a series of grim developments that could endanger the veteran free agent's hopes of returning to the NBA. The former Clippers and Lakers star refused to...
  • Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped, study says

    Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped, study says
    Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped sharply in the last 25 years, according to a new study. The percentage of the U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs such as cocaine and marijuana dropped to 3.5% last year, from 13.6% in 1988,...
  • FAU assistant reported coaches used cocaine

    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,...
  • Man killed, three others hurt in gunfire at Las Vegas club

    LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas nightclub patron, hailed by police as a good Samaritan, was killed early Monday while helping security guards subdue an armed man during an argument over a $30 cover charge, police said. The club manager, a security guard...
  • Carl Pelini's contract expressly forbade drug use

    Carl Pelini's contract expressly forbade drug use
    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...
  • Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, 12 other players suspended over drugs

    Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, 12 other players suspended over drugs
    Major League Baseball suspended Alex Rodriguez, the game's highest-paid player and active career home run leader, for using performance-enhancing drugs, reflecting Commissioner Bud Selig's determination to root out cheaters and impose stiff penalties as a...
  • In a Washington sports bar, patrons with pot are living the high life

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Tavern owner Frankie Schnarr takes a long draw from his bottle of Coors Light and scans his sports bar, listening to billiard balls rattle and a pinball machine explode with points. Suddenly, there's that smell: musky-sweet,...
  • Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise

    Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
  • Police Files

    AREA 1 Fairview Street and North Coast Highway: A caller reported at 8:59 a.m. Monday that a vacant building's windows had been broken. Broadway Street: A caller reported at 7:25 p.m. Monday that a transient repeatedly sleeps on property in the 300...