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Marijuana Use

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  • The drug talk

    The drug talk
    When his 15-year-old son announced, after dinner one night, that he wished to start drinking, J. David Hawkins peppered him with reasons underage drinking is dangerous — and when that didn't work, he made him a deal: If his soon-to-be-driving son...
  • Emanuel explains support of decriminalizing pot possession

    Emanuel explains support of decriminalizing pot possession
    A majority of Chicago aldermen have signed on to an ordinance that would allow police to write tickets instead of make arrests for small amounts of marijuana possession, a strong indicator the measure will pass when the City Council votes on it next week....
  • White and mixed-race youths rank high in alcohol, substance abuse

    White and mixed-race youths rank high in alcohol, substance abuse
    The first-ever survey of adolescent alcohol and drug abuse to recognize youths of mixed race or ethnicityhas found that such kids hover closest to white adolescents in the rate at which they suffer substance abuse disorders. That is not reassuring,...
  • Pot tickets aren't new to suburban Chicago

    Pot tickets aren't new to suburban Chicago
    Chicago is engaged in a much-publicized debate over a proposal to ticket rather than arrest people busted with small amounts of marijuana, but in many suburbs, police have been doling out possession tickets for years under local ordinances. Fines and...
  • 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...
  • DEA raids multiple Seattle-area pot dispensaries

    DEA raids multiple Seattle-area pot dispensaries
    DEA agents, along with federal and local police officers, raided multiple marijuana dispensaries Tuesday under federal law that prohibits owners to distribute, sell and use medical marijuana. The coordinated sweep involved raids of five dispensaries...
  • 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...
  • Detroit TV Station Uncovers Chrysler Autoworkers Drinking on the Job

     
    Usually a sensationalist local TV expose is easy to dismiss. However, we can even forgive Detroit TV station WJBK???s use of rock songs as the Fox2 station showed Chrysler factory workers taking their half-hour shift break at a park, drinking......
  • Family dinners: Do they make a difference?

     
    When my kids were younger, family dinner was an absolute requirement. Even if I worked late — getting home around 7  or 7:30 — I'd throw dinner together quickly so we could eat by 8 (still late, but hey! it was dinner.) Nowadays, however, I...
  • Cover story: No on 19

     
    Proposition 19 is poorly thought out, badly crafted and replete with loopholes and contradictions. Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug in the United States. Seventy years of criminal prohibition, “Just Say No” sloganeering and a federal dr...
  • Pull quote: Though they use marijuana less, more blacks than whites are arrested for pot possession

     
    "White people between the ages of 18 and 25 use marijuana at a higher rate than their black peers, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, so you would naturally assume that young white people would also......