| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:39 PM
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.
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:14 AM
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...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Marijuana use among teenagers has climbed steadily since 2007, surpassed tobacco use in 2011 and is expected to supersede alcohol use in 2020.
This trend is mainly attributed to the growing belief that marijuana is not harmful to youths' health and...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Doctors are fueling the nation's prescription drug epidemic and represent the primary source of narcotic painkillers for chronic abusers, according to a new government study.
The finding challenges a widely held belief that has long guided policymakers:...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:27 AM
On April 3, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens discussed her concerns about prescription drug abuse and heroin at the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's monthly Wake Up! Newport event series.
I hope this article will be a wake up call for Orange...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:24 PM
An Orange County Superior Court judge, Mission Hospital's emergency services director and a sheriff's deputy will discuss recent drug-use trends in Orange County at a public meeting May 12 in the Laguna Beach High School library.
Laguna Beach Unified...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems associated with the use of marijuana, and nearly 2% of those encounters were with patients...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:15 AM
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...
| Mar 15, 2014
Re "New rules for medical pot," Editorial, March 12
Ispent more than 32 years as an officer with a local police department as well as an additional six years as a deputy district attorney with Los Angeles County. During those nearly four decades, a...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Elannah Rose Sheklow’s parents thought they were doing everything right. They had family dinners. They checked their daughter’s homework nightly. They knew her friends. They talked to her about boys, drugs and school.
But at 16 when Sheklow...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:40 PM
WASHINGTON - It was a misunderstanding, it seems, but even in this era of looser marijuana laws, the prospect of a top congressman smoking pot was not taken lightly.
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in the House, seemed to suggest...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:11 PM
LITTLETON, Colo. — In the posh resorts of Vail Valley, where celebrities are as common as the paparazzi who stalk them, a machine has suddenly stolen the limelight.
Meet Zazzz, thought to be the nation's first identity-verifying marijuana...