| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:51 PM
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...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 6:27 PM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Earlier this month, marijuana was partially decriminalized in Maryland, making possession under 10 grams (about a third of an ounce) subject to a citation, a fine and no jail time.
Despite some problems with the language of the law, taking jail time off...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 10:41 AM
While Amendment 2 may have good intentions — to provide relief to Floridians suffering from serious illnesses — the poorly written language of the amendment will have irreversible, unintended consequences on our reputation as a family-friendly...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Are people waiting for controlled, scientific research to determine whether marijuana has legitimate medical effects for various illnesses, notably post traumatic stress disorder suffered by countless military veterans?
So is Dr. Suzanne Sisley, an...
| Oct 31, 2014
Q: We have a friend who's started smoking cigarettes, and quite heavily. She claims to love animals. I wonder how second-hand smoke affects pets. I think I know the answer, but my friend needs a blast of reality from a professional like you.
| Nov 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Regarding Daniel Takash's thoughtful commentary on marijuana laws, marijuana prohibition is indefensible ("Marijuana legalization is the only option," Oct. 27).
If the goal of marijuana prohibition is to subsidize violent drug cartels, prohibition is...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The statewide initiative on Tuesday's ballot to reduce penalties for illicit drug use and petty theft is part of a multimillion-dollar campaign to revise sentencing laws in California and across the nation.
Five major foundations, headlined by a...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Even if medical marijuana becomes law in Florida, employees with debilitating medical conditions could be fired for using it – regardless of whether they have a doctor's approval.
Amendment 2 contains no employee protections, lawyers say, beyond...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:25 PM
An Easton man who sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl after smoking marijuana with her was spared state prison Friday at sentencing.
Danny J. Bowers, 21, will serve nine to 18 months in county jail, after his defense attorney and the case's...
| Nov 10, 2014
For Clyde Hoch, the real war began when his tour in Vietnam ended.
He had survived the heaviest fighting of the Tet Offensive, a campaign of bloodshed in 1968 that leveled cities and villages and left about 4,000 Americans dead.
Hoch, then a 21-year-...