| Feb 21, 2013
| 1:03 PM
High School is beginning to take on a life of it's own in Roanoke County.
"I've heard that there are some people who do end up coming to school high."
Sally Greenberg is a freshman at Hidden Valley High School and she's noticed that more and more of...
| Jan 20, 2013
As recreational drugs go, marijuana is relatively benign. Unlike alcohol, it doesn't stimulate violence or destroy livers. Unlike tobacco, it doesn't cause lung cancer and heart disease. The worst you can say is that it produces intense, unreasoning...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Obsessive fans have always been known to go to extremes to get the attention of their idols, but Justin Bieber fans have taken their devotion to a disturbing and horrifying level this week. After Bieber was photographed smoking marijuana in California,...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:42 PM
Americans use marijuana more than any other illegal drug according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. And the number of teens using it has grown in recent years. But a local school district has the numbers going in the opposite direction.
| Nov 9, 2012
| 10:48 AM
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,...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:58 PM
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...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 11:43 AM
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been more than 25 years since Douglas H. Ginsburg asked that his nomination to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice be withdrawn.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...
| Jul 9, 2011
Former First Lady Betty Ford, who captivated the nation with her unabashed candor and forthright discussion of her personal battles with breast cancer, prescription drug addiction and alcoholism, has died. She was 93.
Ford died Friday at the Eisenhower...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:27 PM
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,...
| Oct 10, 2010
| 9:33 PM
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...
| May 13, 2010
Parents worried about drug use in their teenage children need look no farther than the medicine cabinet.
A study from the American Journal of Preventative Medicine showed that teens are abusing prescription drugs at a higher rate than ever.