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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Harms of Marijuana Use

    Harms of Marijuana Use
    On Friday, I shared some thoughts on the current debate surrounding marijuana legalization in Maryland.  Without surprise, many pot advocates and enthusiasts were none too happy to read my questioning of their dogma. Many repeated the arguments rebutted...
  • An argument in favor of enshrining steroid cheats

    OK, I get it: steroids are bad and cheating is worse. What I don't get is why Hall of Fame voters have decided to draw this line at this time. Long-time members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America, who sit as judge and jury to decide who gets...
  • Cigars, e-cigarettes and hookahs increasingly popular among youth

    Cigars, e-cigarettes and hookahs increasingly popular among youth
    Cigarette use among middle school and high school students is on the decline, but public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are concerned about other ways that tobacco and nicotine  use is rising among kids. Electronic...
  • Mizeur to back legalized marijuana

    Mizeur to back legalized marijuana
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur is calling for the legalization and regulation of marijuana, promising to use the tax revenue it would generate to pay for an expansion of pre-kindergarten education. Mizeur, a state delegate from...
  • Baltimore wants to give out thousands more needles to drug users

    Baltimore wants to give out thousands more needles to drug users
    Hoping to curb the spread of HIV, Baltimore officials want to hand out thousands more needles to drug addicts than Maryland law now allows. Since 1994, city Health Department vans that work with addicts have traded clean syringes for used ones in a one-...
  • Choom with a view: Obama's portentous remarks on pot

     
    The story: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama believes smoking marijuana is a "bad habit" but thinks legal penalties now fall disproportionately on minorities and that states legalizing pot should go ahead with their plans, he said in a...
  • Pot not same as tobacco, alcohol [Letter]

    Pot not same as tobacco, alcohol [Letter]
    President Barack Obama's position on smoking marijuana is extremely misguided ("Obama: pot a 'vice' but no more dangerous than alcohol," Jan. 19). As a 60-year-old boomer who has for the most part drunk responsibly for 45 years and has experimented with...
  • Sweeping review ordered for Pentagon's troubled nuclear force

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered a sweeping review of the Pentagon's troubled nuclear weapons force and summoned commanders for a face-to-face meeting amid an investigation into cheating and drug use by missile-launch officers,...
  • State revokes license of store that sold drugs to patients who died

    State revokes license of store that sold drugs to patients who died
    A Burbank pharmacy that dispensed painkillers and other narcotics to five young patients who later died of overdoses had its license revoked Monday after the state pharmacy board found that its employees failed to properly scrutinize prescriptions that...
  • Welcome to the 'Wake and Bake' Super Bowl

    Welcome to the 'Wake and Bake' Super Bowl
    Welcome to the “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl. The NFL won’t call it that, of course. Not unless the league can license it and turn a profit. But that’s what this is, and besides, “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl is easier to remember...
  • Ayanbadejo says teammates on one of his Super Bowl teams used marijuana week of game

    Ayanbadejo says teammates on one of his Super Bowl teams used marijuana week of game
    Without offering specific details, former Ravens and Chicago Bears linebacker and special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo said teammates were smoking marijuana in the days leading up to one of the two Super Bowls he played in. During a FOX Sports podcast...