| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:26 AM
Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don't expect any public celebrations since it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public.
In the state's largest city, Anchorage police...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:01 PM
Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.
Making Alaska the third state to legalize recreational...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 9:20 PM
A new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that drivers who use marijuana are at a significantly lower risk for a crash than drivers who use alcohol. And after adjusting for age, gender, race and alcohol use, drivers who...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 8:25 PM
The widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle will be among the first to testify against the troubled veteran charged with killing her husband and his friend as the trial begins Wednesday.
Prosecutors said they planned to call Taya Kyle, 40, as a...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 3:24 PM
HAMMOND--When Carlos Orta got into a car with Juan Briseno and two other members of the Imperial Gangsters one night in February 2010, he only thought they were going to be enjoying a marijuana blunt together.
But the night took a turn, Orta testified...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 11:20 AM
With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:51 PM
FARMINGTON — Local students "dramatically" overestimate alcohol and drug use by their peers, according to results of a recent school survey.
"There's this gap between perception and reality and it's a big gap," said Ed Manfredi, the school system's...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 7:51 PM
A federal judge has done what Congress and the Obama administration have failed to do — open a discussion on whether marijuana should continue to be listed as a Schedule 1 drug, a classification that is supposed to be used only for the most...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 2:55 PM
In the month before one of the University of Central Florida's oldest fraternities was shut down, its members were investigated for throwing an illegal party on Bourbon Street and for marijuana use at its off-campus house, documents showed Thursday.
| Jan 14, 2015
| 3:57 PM
— Connecticut's Medical Marijuana Program could be broadened to allow patients who suffer sickle cell disease, chronic pain after back surgery and severe psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.
Tourette's disorder, however, will not be added to the...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 3:04 PM
To the editor: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) reminds me of the dowager at Downton who was dragged into the 20th century kicking and screaming over the newfangled invention of a telephone because she didn't understand it. ("Sen. Dianne Feinstein...