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Boy arrested for possession of fake drugs

We all know that possession of an illegal substance is a crime. But did you know that possession of a fake illegal substance can be a crime as well? I am guessing this fifteen year-old-kid didn't know that either. The Port St. Lucie, Florida boy...

Pot smoking cockroach song angers parents

Did you know that the traditional Spanish song La Cucaracha is about a cockroach who smokes so much marijuana that he can't walk? I didn't know that and I wonder if the Federal Ministry of Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina did. They allowed the...

Incense may lead to increased risk of cancer

I've never liked the smell of incense and actually find it rather discomforting. When I was in high school, however, a lot of kids I knew liked burning it -- quite possibly as a means to cover up certain other odors they didn't want noticed by their...

Summer jobs can lead to drug experimentation

According to Drug Free America, summer can mean more than swimming, sunning and shopping for some teenagers. June, July and August are also the months in which teens are more likely to try marijuana for the first time. And as much as parents might...

Georgia bans 'pot candy' for minors

The term 'gateway drug' is used to describe certain lower classed drugs that some believe can lead users to harder, more dangerous drugs. Marijuana, alcohol and cigarettes are all considered by some to be gateway drugs. But lawmakers in Georgia...

It's just a plant -- introducing marijuana to kids

There is plenty of info out there about talking to your kids about drugs -- if you're completely opposed to recreational drug use. A lot of people, however, understand that marijuana is not the same as heroin or methamphetamines. In fact, one could...

Parents in glass houses

There's an old (ca. 1385) saying about how people who live in glass houses shouldn't go around throwing stones. I suspect this is especially true for parents who are trying to make sure their kids grow up following the straight-and-narrow. That's the...

3-year-old bring 14 bags of pot to daycare

When a daycare teacher at the Myrtle Jarmon Child Care Center in Jamaica, New York head one of her 3-year-old charges yelling "give me my stuff back!", she went over to investigate. Imagine her surprise when the "stuff" turned out to be fourteen bags...

Would you tell a stranger to butt out?

The playgrounds around here, while beautiful and quiet, are a little boring these days. Nolan and I frequent the two seaside playgrounds near our house at least every other day. I know every little ding on the slides there, every plop of seagull...

Rumer Willis caught up in drug bust

Demi Moore's eldest daughter Rumer may not do drugs, but it appears that some of her friends do. The 18-year-old budding actress was in a room at the La Quinta Inn in Aberdeen, Maryland, when the cops showed up, responding to a noise complaint...

The ice cream man diversifies

The sounds of the ice cream truck in our neighborhood never fails to send hordes of children running from their homes clutching dollar bills. We might have boxes of frozen treats in our own freezer, but nothing beats a Popsicle from the ice cream man...

More weird stuff in Happy Meals

It wasn't all that long ago that a grandma found some prophylactics in her granddaughter's Happy Meal, and today those fast-food goody-boxes get even happier -- this time, with pot. A Chicago couple were more than a little unhappy when their...

Girl serves pot brownies at birthday party

I'm sure this isn't the first time that pot-laced brownies have been served at a teenager's birthday party. Probably not even the first time it was for a fourteen-year-old's birthday. I will wager, however, that it's pretty unusual for the guests not...

Wrong number! Text messaging error leads to teacher's pot bust

As further evidence of the negative effects of marijuana on the human brain, we bring you Ann Greenfield, a teacher at Murray Middle School in Kentucky. Greenfield was busted after text messaging a state trooper in an effort to score some marijuana....

Teens report less drug use

A government report, summarized on the L.A. Times web site yesterday, reported that fewer teens are abusing illegal drugs, though the rate of illicit drug use among all Americans has remained steady over the last three years. The number of youths...

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