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Recreational Substance Use

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  • 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! …...
  • California should catch up with the feds on cocaine prison sentencing

    California should catch up with the feds on cocaine prison sentencing
    California, like the rest of the nation, is slowly rousing itself after a generation-long binge of harsh and unthinking criminal sentences, especially for nonviolent crimes such as drug possession and sale. Our morning-after realizations include the...
  • 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...
  • Let's end the wasteful war on drugs by putting science first

    Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when those thoughts contradict each other, but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren't. And...
  • Physicians need periodic checkups in medical marijuana use [Letter]

    Physicians need periodic checkups in medical marijuana use [Letter]
    A recent article raised a number of questions about medical marijuana in Maryland and the risk its use poses to public trust in the medical community ("Medical pot rules raise concern," July 26). As health care providers for this city's children,...
  • Review: 'Get on Up' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Get on Up' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Everything about "Get on Up," a provocatively structured and unusually rich musical biopic, is a little better, a little less formula-bound, a little sharper than the average specimen in this genre. I'm surprised it's this good, given that director Tate...