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Recreational Substance Use

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  • SPD's guide to legal marijuana use in Seattle

    SPD's guide to legal marijuana use in Seattle
    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,...
  • Community concerned about drug use

    Community concerned about drug use
    Friends and family members of a recently deceased, drug-addicted teen who attended Huntington Beach High School urged the City Council on Monday to work with schools in combating drug use among youths. "You guys have to do something about it," said an...
  • Weight loss surgery tied to increase in drinking

    Weight loss surgery tied to increase in drinking
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who had weight loss surgery reported greater alcohol use two years after their procedures than in the weeks beforehand, in a new study. "This is perhaps a risk. I don't think it should deter people from having surgery,...
  • Where Obama should hear Paul: Legal pot

    Where Obama should hear Paul: Legal pot
    As the nation's capital prepares to open its first legal medicinal marijuana dispensary and Sen. Rand Paul's call for legalization basks in bipartisan praise, it's time for President Barack Obama to clear the air around his own passive-aggressive...
  • Police: Pizza Shop Owner Used Marijuana to Lure Minors into Sex

    Sacramento Police say the owner of Royal Pizza used marijuana to entice minors into sexual behavior. John Julian Martinez, 42, was arrested Monday. Investigators believe Martinez was doing this since his business opened two years ago on Northgate...
  • Lance Armstrong will not fight USADA doping allegations.

    Lance Armstrong will not fight USADA doping allegations.
    The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday night it will strip Lance Armstrong of his unprecedented seven Tour de France titles after he declared he was finished fighting the drug charges that threaten his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists of all...
  • Lance Armstrong's Legacy Could Resemble That of A British Cyclist Who Died From Dope 45 Years Ago

    Lance Armstrong's Legacy Could Resemble That of A British Cyclist Who Died From Dope 45 Years Ago
    Lance Armstrong’s decision to give up his fight against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s allegations against him – which has resulted in his being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport – has led to lots...
  • Pot-smoking teens experience mental slippage as adults

    Pot-smoking teens experience mental slippage as adults
    As they approach their 40th birthdays, adults who smoked marijuana early and often in life face a higher likelihood of sheering off IQ points and performing more poorly on tests of reasoning, attention and memory than those who smoked pot less often, says...
  • Marijuana smoking tied to testicular cancer: study

    Marijuana smoking tied to testicular cancer: study
    (Reuters) - Young men who had smoked marijuana recreationally were twice as likely to be diagnosed with testicular cancer than men who have never used marijuana, according to a U.S. study. Researchers whose findings appeared in the journal Cancer said...
  • Betty Ford dies at 93; former first lady

    Betty Ford dies at 93; former first lady
    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...
  • Marijuana not a gateway drug?

    Marijuana not a gateway drug?
    Marijuana is thought by some to be a gateway drug among young people who eventually go on to try stronger substances. But that may be the exception rather than the rule, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire looked at data...
  • High School Coach Accused of Smoking Pot With Students

    High School Coach Accused of Smoking Pot With Students
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- Police arrested an assistant high school baseball coach Monday, accusing him of smoking marijuana with teenage students on a trip to a Dodger game. LAPD detectives arrested Kennedy High School assistant coach Pedro Cruz...