| Mar 14, 2014
| 11:41 AM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:02 AM
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:28 PM
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...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:47 PM
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...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:23 AM
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,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:44 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:49 AM
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...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:51 PM
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,...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 1:27 PM
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,...