| May 28, 2012
| 1:35 PM
An Englewood man was ordered held on $200,000 bond today in connection with a weekend hit-and-run crash that left a 4-year-old girl critically injured on the South Side.
Cook County prosecutors said Andre Howard admitted to having smoked marijuana before...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 6:58 AM
DENVER (AP) — Michael Jolton was a young father with a 5-year-old son when Colorado legalized medical marijuana in 2000. Now he’s got three boys, the oldest near adulthood, and finds himself repeatedly explaining green-leafed marijuana ads and...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 10:51 AM
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...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 7:36 PM
(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...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 4:54 PM
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....
| Jun 25, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Decriminalizing pot and opening the door to medical marijuana seems like the right thing. We've wasted millions of taxpayer dollars in a futile effort to block use of something that seems less harmful than alcohol.
I'm sure of it, just like I can't think...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:53 AM
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...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:04 AM
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.
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:06 PM
The Chicago City Council doesn't always act with wisdom and frugality, but it did so today in voting to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Treating it as a crime wastes money, diverts police from truly scary activity and brands many...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 3:05 PM
The teenager charged in connection with a fatal Brownsburg, Ind. crash that killed one teenager and seriously injured three others withdrew his denial of the charges against him in court Tuesday and was sentenced to probation.
Chris Hubbard, 17,...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A Hendricks County judge Tuesday sentenced the driver in the crash that killed 18-year-old Nathan Gentry to probation.
Chris Hubbard will be on probation until he turns 21. The judge suspended a 4-year prison sentence for Hubbard.
In the courtroom,...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:27 PM
The first-ever survey of adolescent alcohol and drug abuse to recognize youths of mixed race or ethnicity has found that such kids hover closest to white adolescents in the rate at which they suffer substance abuse disorders. That is not reassuring,...