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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Israeli opposition leader Shelly Yachimovich admits to smoking pot

    Israeli opposition leader Shelly Yachimovich admits to smoking pot
    JERUSALEM – Asking politicians whether they ever smoked pot can produce answers that range from silly to squirming. But when Israeli opposition leader Shelly Yachimovich was asked the question this week, she just said, “yes.” In an...
  • Illegal drug prices falling as purity, potency rise, research finds

    Illegal drug prices falling as purity, potency rise, research finds
    The price of cocaine, heroin and marijuana have fallen over the last two decades while the purity and potency of these illegal drugs have risen, according to new research. In a paper published online recently in the journal BMJ Open, researchers say a...
  • Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. gets back into ring with a heavy challenge

    Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. gets back into ring with a heavy challenge
    The wait — and weight — is over for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. In September 2012, Chavez lost a one-sided but dramatic fight to Argentina's Sergio Martinez, after which he was suspended for marijuana use. Saturday night, he climbs back into...
  • 'This Is the End's' R rating surprises its co-directors

      When Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg submitted "This Is the End" to the ratings board of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, the co-directors didn't just expect their raunchy Judgment Day comedy to be slapped with an NC-17 rating — they secretly...
  • Lamar Odom fires back at father's harsh words during 'dark time'

    Lamar Odom fires back at father's harsh words during 'dark time'
    No matter what's up in Lamar Odom's life — and with all the chatter lately, it's sometimes hard to tell what exactly is up in Lamar Odom's life — he wants people to know that the Kardashian family is something he values quite a bit, especially...
  • ‘Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz’: Retro-style posters set to stun

     
    Artist, illustrator and avid “Star Trek” enthusiast Juan Ortiz has channeled his love for Gene Roddenberry's brainchild in a unique, […]...
  • Legislature stepping away from drug war

    Legislature stepping away from drug war
    SACRAMENTO — If you get busted using methamphetamine, the D.A. can charge you with a misdemeanor or a felony. His choice. But if you're caught with cocaine or heroin, there's no option. It's a felony. If there's logic in that, it escapes me. They'...
  • Lamar Odom's DUI arrest adds to concerns

    Lamar Odom's DUI arrest adds to concerns
    Lamar Odom's arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday morning was the latest in a series of grim developments that could endanger the veteran free agent's hopes of returning to the NBA. The former Clippers and Lakers star refused to...
  • California marijuana opponents blast Obama administration's stand

    California marijuana opponents blast Obama administration's stand
    Opponents of marijuana legalization in California criticized the Obama administration's announcement Thursday not to interfere with state laws permitting recreational use of cannabis. "Decades from now, the Obama administration will be remembered for...
  • Coroner, family link Michael Hastings to drug use at time of death

    Coroner, family link Michael Hastings to drug use at time of death
    Journalist Michael Hastings, who was killed in a fiery Los Angeles crash in June, died of "traumatic injuries" as a result of the accident and had traces of drugs in his system, Los Angeles coroner's officials said Tuesday. Hastings, 33, died June 18 in...
  • In a Washington sports bar, patrons with pot are living the high life

    In a Washington sports bar, patrons with pot are living the high life
    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Tavern owner Frankie Schnarr takes a long draw from his bottle of Coors Light and scans his sports bar, listening to billiard balls rattle and a pinball machine explode with points. Suddenly, there's that smell: musky-sweet,...