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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Gwynn's death renews call for chewing tobacco ban

    Gwynn's death renews call for chewing tobacco ban
    NEW YORK -- The death of Hall-of-Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn from mouth cancer has renewed calls to end the use of chewing tobacco from its traditional place in the game. Gwynn, 54, died June 16 after two surgeries to remove malignant growths inside...
  • Drug abusers' cash funds Central America violence

    To the editor: If it's correct that "drug cartels and gangs are at the root of the increased violence" in Central America, then buyers of illegal drugs are partly to blame for the current crisis at our border. ("Explaining the crisis on the Southwest...
  • Medical marijuana eases some MS symptoms, neurologists report

    Medical marijuana eases some MS symptoms, neurologists report
    There is strong evidence that medical marijuana pills may reduce symptoms of spasticity and pain reported by multiple sclerosis patients, but little proof that smoking pot offers the same benefit, according to new alternative treatment guidelines released...
  • Student's death in Colorado raises questions on pot and health

    Student's death in Colorado raises questions on pot and health
    DENVER — It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room with three of his buddies. They had come from their small college in Wyoming looking for an adventure. No one is...
  • Brian DeLeonardo: Time for fresh leadership

    I have spent over 15 years regularly working in our courts, having handled thousands of criminal cases as both a prosecutor and private attorney. I served as a Senior State’s Attorney for Carroll County, and an Assistant Attorney General for...
  • Principal: Students use e-cigarettes to get high

    Principal: Students use e-cigarettes to get high
    York High School officials are warning parents that some students are using e-cigarettes to get high. In a letter to parents, York High School Principal Diana Smith said a police investigation of student drug use occurred this month at the school. The...
  • E-cigarette store planned for Oak Park

    E-cigarette store planned for Oak Park
    A tiny e-cigarette store planned for the corner of Marion Street and North Boulevard in Oak Park would be one of the first things to greet new visitors arriving in the village on Metra or CTA trains. For some downtown business owners, that's fine. For...
  • Cops: Linkin Park reports Sublime for marijuana at concert

    Cops: Linkin Park reports Sublime for marijuana at concert
    A battle between two bands is brewing after a weekend concert in Arizona.  Rock band Linkin Park reported the band Sublime with Rome to police for smoking marijuana at the KMFA Day concert in Tucson, Ariz., according to the Pima County Sheriff's...
  • Military: We're making headway on spice

    During two weeks in 2010, Fort Eustis police seized more than 10 types of the synthetic hallucinogen known as spice and charged more than 30 service members with related offenses. Four years later, the statistics are quite different. Drug tests...
  • Isle of Wight couple says son may have been shot, but spice caused his death

    Isle of Wight couple says son may have been shot, but spice caused his death
    ISLE OF WIGHT — Jamie Wallace's parents describe him as a smart, loving man. Paula Wallace said her son had seen his share of trouble — he earned a GED at 17 after quitting high school, then started dealing drugs and ended up in prison....
  • Smoke weed, turn into a pothead? Not so fast.

    Los Angeles Times Opinion LA blogger Paul Whitefield argues that a just-released study reporting differences in the brain scans of marijuana consumers versus non-users may just validate the stereotype that those who ingest the substance become "potheads."...
  • REVIEW: 'Frankie & Alice' ★★

    REVIEW: 'Frankie & Alice' ★&#9733
    True cases of people suffering from multiple personality disorders are among the most harrowing encounters most of us could ever expect to face this side of the supernatural. The idea that a person is not just acting like wildly different people but...