| Sep 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Laurie Ritchie prides herself on being an open-minded parent. She voted in favor of legalizing marijuana two years ago. She started talking to her daughters about drug use around the same time. She hasn't stopped.
Now that recreational pot is legal in...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: The article provides several examples of a substantial increase in the demand from parents and community groups for resources to discuss marijuana usage with kids post-legalization in Colorado. ("For some parents, legalization complicates...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Kelly Kerby is a licensed mental health counselor and chemical dependency professional who works at Eckstein Middle School in Seattle. Inga Manskopf manages the Prevention WINS Coalition at Seattle Children's Hospital.
For parents in states where...
| 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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: I respectfully disagree with your editorial. Rather than back up and fix a medical marijuana mess almost two decades late, California legislators need to move forward and fully legalize marijuana. ("In California, a way out of the medical...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:19 PM
The Philadelphia City Council is expected to pass a bill decriminalizing marijuana next week, after a review of drug arrests showed that city police were overwhelmingly targeting black men and women when enforcing marijuana laws, city officials said...
| Sep 9, 2014
One said the doctor injected himself with meth.
Another said Dr. Gregory Gooden liked to smoke marijuana while drinking alcohol.
Statements from those two alleged witnesses, along with surveillance and other detective work, led to charges last week...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:47 PM
One of the hottest political campaigns of 2014 will kick into high gear this weekend as proponents of legalizing medical marijuana mobilize for a day of political organizing.
From locations in Fort Lauderdale, West Delray and 11 other communities, they'...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Several South Florida cities are preparing for the day when Florida legalizes marijuana for medical use.
No matter that the ballot initiative won't go before voters until November: Pembroke Park recently became among the first to consider how to...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Last Friday, I appeared on the Marc Steiner show to discuss marijuana policy. Also on the panel were state Sens. Jamie Raskin Bobby Zirkin (Democrats from Montgomery and Baltimore counties, respectively). You can listen to a podcast of the show by...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:44 AM
In 2010, Baltimore City police made 64,525 arrests, and more than 7,000 of them — 11 percent of the total — were for simple possession of marijuana. That represents thousands of man-hours by Baltimore City police, Central Booking officials,...