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Marijuana Use

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  • A sensible policy on pot

    A sensible policy on pot
    Lawmakers in Annapolis rejected a bill this year that would have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, but prosecutors in Baltimore City are already ahead of the curve in treating the offense as a public health issue rather than...
  • Marijuana decriminalization bill hits friction

    Marijuana decriminalization bill hits friction
    Legislation that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana hit friction in a key committee Thursday afternoon. The proposal to give only a fine - and not jail time - to people caught with less than 10 grams of pot passed the Senate...
  • The Internet – you never know where or when stuff will turn up [Editorial]

    It's been more than 25 years since Douglas H. Ginsburg asked that his nomination to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice be withdrawn. The prospective high court justice nominated by Ronald Reagan, it turned out, smoked marijuana and ended up admitting...
  • SPD's guide to legal marijuana use in Seattle

    SPD's guide to legal marijuana use in Seattle
    Now that Washington voters have approved Initiative 502, adults more than 21 years of age can legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana for personal use beginning Dec. 6. To help residents understand what is allowed and what isn't under the initiative,...
  • Police: Pizza Shop Owner Used Marijuana to Lure Minors into Sex

    Sacramento Police say the owner of Royal Pizza used marijuana to entice minors into sexual behavior. John Julian Martinez, 42, was arrested Monday. Investigators believe Martinez was doing this since his business opened two years ago on Northgate...
  • Pot-smoking teens experience mental slippage as adults

    Pot-smoking teens experience mental slippage as adults
    As they approach their 40th birthdays, adults who smoked marijuana early and often in life face a higher likelihood of sheering off IQ points and performing more poorly on tests of reasoning, attention and memory than those who smoked pot less often, says...
  • Will pot laws go up in smoke?

    Will pot laws go up in smoke?
    Judging from recent history, any young person who aspires to be president should be aware that certain attributes seem to be critical. You have to be male. You have to have an Ivy League degree. You have to have been a governor or senator. And, don't...
  • Emanuel explains support of decriminalizing pot possession

    Emanuel explains support of decriminalizing pot possession
    A majority of Chicago aldermen have signed on to an ordinance that would allow police to write tickets instead of make arrests for small amounts of marijuana possession, a strong indicator the measure will pass when the City Council votes on it next week....
  • Parents now learning about "spice" -- a rising alternative to smoking pot

    Parents now learning about "spice" -- a rising alternative to smoking pot
    YORK — Teachers noticed the 16-year-old York High School student stumbling around and acting strangely almost as soon as he arrived at school one morning a few weeks ago. Noting the teen's slurred, incoherent speech, a teacher called for an...
  • White and mixed-race youths rank high in alcohol, substance abuse

    White and mixed-race youths rank high in alcohol, substance abuse
    The first-ever survey of adolescent alcohol and drug abuse to recognize youths of mixed race or ethnicity has found that such kids hover closest to white adolescents in the rate at which they suffer substance abuse disorders. That is not reassuring,...
  • Treating the wounds of military sexual trauma

    Treating the wounds of military sexual trauma
    Machele Fredericks had to face her attacker every day. She was in the Air Force. He was a fellow service member on the base. And he said that if she told anyone what he'd done, he'd kill her. "You didn't hear much of people getting raped in the military...