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Recreational Substance Use

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  • FAU assistant reported coaches used cocaine

    FAU assistant reported coaches used cocaine
    The abrupt resignations of FAU football coach Carl Pelini and his defensive coordinator came after an assistant coach stated in an affidavit that he observed both men using marijuana and cocaine, the Sun Sentinel has learned. Two sworn affidavits,...
  • Lamar Odom's DUI arrest adds to concerns

    Lamar Odom's DUI arrest adds to concerns
    Lamar Odom's arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday morning was the latest in a series of grim developments that could endanger the veteran free agent's hopes of returning to the NBA. The former Clippers and Lakers star refused to...
  • Carl Pelini retracts his resignation

    Carl Pelini retracts his resignation
    Former FAU coach Carl Pelini wants his job back. Eight days after Pelini and FAU defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis resigned amid allegations of drug use, Pelini submitted a retraction of his resignation in a letter to FAU in which he asks to be...
  • Is marijuana legalization inevitable?

    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...
  • Off-the-clock pot use shouldn't be grounds for firing, poll finds

    Off-the-clock pot use shouldn't be grounds for firing, poll finds
    Sixty-four percent of Americans said it would be wrong to fire employees for off-the-clock marijuana use in states where the drug is legal, according to a new poll.  A similar percentage also said the same about employees drinking during non-work hours,...
  • Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped, study says

    Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped, study says
    Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped sharply in the last 25 years, according to a new study. The percentage of the U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs such as cocaine and marijuana dropped to 3.5% last year, from 13.6% in 1988,...
  • FAU accepts Pelini's withdrawal of resignation, then fires coach

    FAU accepts Pelini's withdrawal of resignation, then fires coach
    BOCA RATON — Former FAU football coach Carl Pelini wanted his job back after resigning amid accusations of drug use on Oct. 30. FAU obliged his request Tuesday, rescinding his resignation and subsequently firing him with cause. Pelini was...
  • Stroudsburg's Sherman Theater defends dance parties after half-dozen go to hospital

     
    More than a half-dozen people were treated at Pocono Mountain Regional Medical Center after an electronic dance music concert at Stroudsburg’s Sherman Theater last weekend, prompting the venue to defend its choice to hold such events and how it...
  • Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. gets back into ring with a heavy challenge

    Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. gets back into ring with a heavy challenge
    The wait — and weight — is over for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. In September 2012, Chavez lost a one-sided but dramatic fight to Argentina's Sergio Martinez, after which he was suspended for marijuana use. Saturday night, he climbs back into...
  • Toronto police find video purported to show mayor smoking crack

    A dormant scandal over Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's alleged drug use flared anew Thursday when the city's police chief disclosed that a video purportedly showing Ford smoking crack cocaine had been recovered from a computer seized in a related drug probe....
  • Illegal drug prices falling as purity, potency rise, research finds

    Illegal drug prices falling as purity, potency rise, research finds
    The price of cocaine, heroin and marijuana have fallen over the last two decades while the purity and potency of these illegal drugs have risen, according to new research. In a paper published online recently in the journal BMJ Open, researchers say a...
  • An argument in favor of enshrining steroid cheats

    OK, I get it: steroids are bad and cheating is worse. What I don't get is why Hall of Fame voters have decided to draw this line at this time. Long-time members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America, who sit as judge and jury to decide who gets...