| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:48 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 12:58 PM
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...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Montgomery County (Texas) prosecutors filed documents Thursday to have suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson arrested on a charge that he admitted smoking marijuana -- a violation of his bond conditions.
According to court papers...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Inside Laguna Woods Village, retirees with stiff knees and failing eyesight make ready use of wellness centers and medical offices scattered throughout nearby strip malls.
Residents such as Peggiann "Benji" Johnson — a breast cancer patient...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Here is a breakdown of some big issues facing California cities and counties and how they fared in Tuesday's election:
Background: Measures were on the ballot in San Francisco and Berkeley to levy taxes on sodas and other sugary beverages...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:38 PM
On the bright side, District 113 seniors and sophomores are reporting doing less cigarette smoking and using alcohol less compared to two years ago, according to new data from the Illinois Youth Survey.
But the survey also shows a significant number...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:18 PM
A Highland Park doctor could lose his medical license after state regulators alleged that he issued a fake medical cannabis eligibility form to a 79-year-old patient who paid him $250.
Dr. Joseph Starkman in 2013 required the patient to pay a fee of...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Lawrence Hall Youth Services promises to provide expert care and close guidance to juvenile state wards with histories of abuse and neglect in its 48-bed residential treatment center in Chicago and a network of nearby group homes.
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:09 PM
A Geneva man who allegedly drove his car "like a white streak" into a Naperville lake last month, resulting in the drownings of two friends, is facing additional counts of aggravated DUI, according to prosecutors.
Michael T. Szot, 21, formally pleaded...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Maryland's legislature decided to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for a few reasons. Lawmakers concluded that police and prosecutors should not be focusing their attention on what is increasingly viewed by the public as a relatively...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:16 PM
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...