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Recreational Substance Use

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  • A sensible policy on pot

    A sensible policy on pot
    Lawmakers in Annapolis rejected a bill this year that would have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, but prosecutors in Baltimore City are already ahead of the curve in treating the offense as a public health issue rather than...
  • Marijuana decriminalization bill hits friction

    Marijuana decriminalization bill hits friction
    Legislation that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana hit friction in a key committee Thursday afternoon. The proposal to give only a fine - and not jail time - to people caught with less than 10 grams of pot passed the Senate...
  • Congress must restore federal funding for needle exchange

    Congress must restore federal funding for needle exchange
    In 2009, Congress passed legislation reversing the decades-old ban on the use of federal funding for syringe exchange but, for unclear reasons, in late 2011, it reversed this decision, again withholding federal funding from programs that provide drug...
  • The Internet – you never know where or when stuff will turn up [Editorial]

    It's been more than 25 years since Douglas H. Ginsburg asked that his nomination to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice be withdrawn. The prospective high court justice nominated by Ronald Reagan, it turned out, smoked marijuana and ended up admitting...
  • Breakthrough: Research delves into link between drug use, decision-making

    Description: An area of the brain known as the orbitofrontal cortex, already thought to be key in decision-making, is now considered responsible for spur-of-the-moment choices but not for those based on habits, according to recently published research....
  • Stirring the pot

    Stirring the pot
    Lawmakers in Maryland this year shied away from legalizing the medical use of marijuana by certain very ill patients under carefully controlled clinical conditions. Voters elsewhere, it seems, are not so cautious. On Tuesday, Colorado and Washington...
  • Harford offering new drug, alcohol education program April 2

    In response to a 2010 Youth Commission Survey, in which 49 percent of youth in grades six to 12 indicated they feel strongly that alcohol and drug abuse educational program and initiatives are needed, the Harford County Department of Community Services...
  • Editorial: Smoking exception for hookah pipes is reasonable but needs to be watched

    My how times change. Not all that many years ago, smoking indoors was just the way it was. Bars, restaurants, government buildings, places of work, malls, shopping centers, even teachers' lounges in schools and hospital lobbies were all equipped with...
  • Hooked on treatment: Marylanders pay clinic millions, but diagnoses questionable

    Hooked on treatment: Marylanders pay clinic millions, but diagnoses questionable
    Kevin Brown knew he was hooked on crack cocaine. That was obvious each time he set off on another smoking binge. But Brown says he never imagined that he also suffered from a mental illness until he walked into Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. A day or...
  • Health chief lays out revamped oversight for addiction and mental health clinics

    Health chief lays out revamped oversight for addiction and mental health clinics
    The state's top health official laid out new oversight measures Thursday aimed at better policing taxpayer-funded drug treatment and mental health providers. Among the steps Health Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein presented to lawmakers: monitoring the...
  • Treating the wounds of military sexual trauma

    Treating the wounds of military sexual trauma
    Machele Fredericks had to face her attacker every day. She was in the Air Force. He was a fellow service member on the base. And he said that if she told anyone what he'd done, he'd kill her. "You didn't hear much of people getting raped in the military...
  • Teaching about HIV/AIDS in the church

    Teaching about HIV/AIDS in the church
    When the Rev. Keron Sadler of the NAACP tried to persuade churches around the country to play a more active role in HIV/AIDS education, she drew some hostile reactions. One pastor said his congregants might think he was gay. Another said AIDS is a curse....