| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Latrice lifts the sleeve of her gray sweatshirt to reveal small, dark lines — scars from slicing her forearm over and over to drown out pain from years of sexual abuse. She says she was an alcoholic, dropped out of school in the eighth grade and got...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:15 AM
The Marijuana Policy Project recently surprised NASCAR fans with an ad pushing recreational marijuana use. The commercial not only mimicked a beer ad to point out the hypocrisy of legalizing alcohol and not marijuana, it also made a case for why marijuana...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Illinois has come within a signature of becoming the 19th state to allow marijuana use for medical purposes.
On Friday, the state Senate voted 35-21 to approve a medical marijuana measure, which now will head for Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk. The...
| Sep 26, 2012
On a spring morning last semester, a teenage girl wound up in the nurse's office at Hinsdale South High School, throwing up after smoking marijuana before school. Three other students smoked pot with her, she told the dean.
All four got in trouble...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The state can't have it both ways. Since it introduced (George) Zimmerman's statements to the (Sanford Police Dept.) dispatcher and Detectives Serino and Singleton into evidence in which he says he was suspicious of (Trayvon) Martin was because of his.......
| May 21, 2013
| 9:32 PM
If it goes through, we'll see a trade-off. Increases in addiction, crime and family dissolution along with assorted benefits. But enough about the proposed expansion of casino gambling in Illinois. Today I want to talk about the inevitability of...
| May 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The story: New evidence in George Zimmerman case: Trayvon texted about being a fighter, smoking marijuana The meat: Defense attorneys in the George Zimmerman case today released evidence they discovered on Trayvon Martin's cell phone, including text...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Amanda Bynes was arrested Thursday after she allegedly tossed a bong out of her Manhattan apartment window, police said.
The "What I Like About You" star was reported to police at about 7:40 p.m. after an employee at the 47th Street high-rise where...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Tavern owner Frankie Schnarr takes a long draw from his bottle of Coors Light and scans his sports bar, listening to billiard balls rattle and a pinball machine explode with points.
Suddenly, there's that smell: musky-sweet,...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:04 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move marijuana advocates hailed as an historic shift, the Obama administration on Thursday began giving U.S. states wide leeway to experiment with pot legalization and started by letting Colorado and Washington carry out new...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The NCAA is grappling with how to treat college athletes' use of marijuana — a popular drug that presents a puzzle because it is considered unsafe by the U.S. government but is not a performance enhancer and has been decriminalized by a number of...