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Recreational Substance Use

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  • State Senate votes to decriminalize marijuana

    State Senate votes to decriminalize marijuana
    Possession of small amounts of marijuana would be treated as a civil offense rather than a crime under a bill that passed the Senate Friday. The vote was 36 to 8. The measure now goes to the House of Delegates, where similar legislation last year failed...
  • Smoked pot safe? Supporters blowing smoke: Front Burner

    If trial lawyers and out-of-state billionaires have their way, Florida will join states like California and Colorado by creating a massive industry selling things like marijuana cookies, lollipops and candies — all in the name of "medicine." In...
  • Teen on party drug 'meow meow' chops off penis

    Teen on party drug 'meow meow' chops off penis
    Police say a teen high on a party drug commonly known as "meow meow" attacked his mother and then turned the knife to his groin, chopping off his own penis, the Daily Mail reports. The 19-year-old UK college student was visiting his mother in England on...
  • Illegal drug prices falling as purity, potency rise, research finds

    The price of cocaine, heroin and marijuana have fallen over the last two decades while the purity and potency of these illegal drugs have risen, according to new research. In a paper published online recently in the journal BMJ Open, researchers say a...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Separate fact from fiction about pain medication and addiction

    whatdoctorsknow.com When it comes to prescription pain medications, there's a lot of misinformation out there. Whether you're searching for information about how such drugs can help you relieve pain or reading the latest tabloid tale of a celebrity...
  • Nigella Lawson admits to using cocaine, but insists she's no addict

    Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson testified Wednesday that she had used cocaine a number of times, but "The Taste" judge insisted that labeling her a drug addict would be "absolutely ridiculous." According to Court News UK, Lawson, testifying in the fraud...
  • Pot burger? One Wendy's fast food item had a pungent surprise inside

    Pot burger? One Wendy's fast food item had a pungent surprise inside
    A quick stop for a hamburger at a Wendy’s in Lovejoy, Ga., gave one customer a snoot full of reasons to rethink her fast-food decision. When the customer noticed an unusual smell coming from the burger, she opened the bun and found a partially...
  • 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,...