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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says

    Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says
    Experimental mice have been telling us this for years, but pot-smoking humans didn't want to believe it could happen to them: Compared with a person who never smoked marijuana, someone who uses marijuana regularly has, on average, less gray matter in...
  • Anastasia Giacoumopoulos: In medical marijuana discussion, consider drug's side effects

    Anastasia Giacoumopoulos: In medical marijuana discussion, consider drug's side effects
    Medical marijuana may be coming to Pennsylvania. A bipartisan group of state senators has introduced Senate Bill 1182, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act. Today in the United States we hear champions of medical marijuana argue that it can...
  • Files shed light on priests' removal on child sex abuse allegations

    Files shed light on priests' removal on child sex abuse allegations
    They were among the most popular and influential priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Robert Kealy was a lawyer who handled sex abuse claims against priests, R. Peter Bowman was a former high-ranking church administrator and John Calicott was a...
  • New Britain Murder Suspect Testifies: 'I Was Possessed'

    NEW BRITAIN — Jan Gawlik told a Superior Court jury Wednesday that after consuming a massive amount of cocaine and opiates on Oct. 13, 2011, he was possessed by Satan, who used Gawlik to brutally murder Jozef Gawlik, Jan's 90-year-old father....
  • Portland prosecutors drop pot cases after Oregon legalization vote

    Portland prosecutors drop pot cases after Oregon legalization vote
    Oregon's biggest county will no longer prosecute most marijuana cases after state voters voted this month to legalize the drug even as other prosecutors across the state take a more cautious approach, authorities said on Friday. The Multnomah County...
  • Survey results on teen drug and alcohol use encouraging

    The Windsor Locks Wellness Coalition, established in 2005, wanted to play a role in helping Windsor Locks' adolescents make healthy choices. In partnership with New Directions CT, the group distributes a quadrennial survey which evaluates the status of...
  • No verdict after second day deliberations over accused Boston bomber friend

    No verdict after second day deliberations over accused Boston bomber friend
    A jury deliberated for a second day on Wednesday over whether a friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was too high on marijuana to have intentionally lied to investigators about his role in the aftermath of the 2013 attack. Federal prosecutors...
  • Naloxone: the overdose-fighting wonder drug

    To the editor: The article describes a small decrease in prescription pill overdoses coupled with a significant increase in heroin overdoses. This is an unintended consequence of attempts to restrict opioid prescriptions in an effort to curb overdoses. ("...
  • 'Toxic' Hartford Public Works Needs Cleanup

    'Toxic' Hartford Public Works Needs Cleanup
    It's easy to understand why city hall wouldn't want to make public an evaluation of parts of Hartford's Department of Public Works. The report, dated March 1, was given only to Mayor Pedro Segarra and the city's chief operating officer until NBC...
  • Malloy, Foley Clash In Debate Over Taxes, Economy

    Malloy, Foley Clash In Debate Over Taxes, Economy
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican business executive Tom Foley clashed Tuesday night on the economy, jobs, and education in their second major televised debate. In a last-minute, lightning-round question that Foley said caught him off guard, both...
  • Stephanie Haridopolos: Voters need to know myths surrounding Amendment 2

    Stephanie Haridopolos: Voters need to know myths surrounding Amendment 2
    As a voter, you've probably heard several myths associated with Amendment 2, the proposal to legalize medical marijuana. More often than not, these myths have been formulated by the proponents of the ballot language, to make you think smoking pot is...