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Marijuana in America : By the numbers
One of Los Angeles' marijuana dispensaries.

L.A.'s marijuana industry: By the numbers

As Los Angeles cracks down on an illegal proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries, here's a fact-based look at the city's pot trade

 
Drinking in America : Instant Guide
A young man "eyeballs" vodka at home.

What is 'vodka eyeballing'?

London's Daily Mail is reporting a dangerous new trend at colleges worldwide — but other commentators say it's nothing more than "scare journalism"

 
Marijuana in America : Instant Guide
"Marijuana moms" say pot is less damaging than alcohol.

Moms for marijuana?

In ever-increasing numbers, mothers are campaigning to legalize pot. Why? 

 
Hallucinogenic Drugs : Burning Question
Ecstasy, or MDMA, is a popular recreational psychedelic, especially among young club-goers.

Can 'ecstasy' cure PTSD?

An illegal psychedelic has promise as a cure for post-traumatic stress disorder in soldiers. Following, a quick guide to "the peace drug"

 
Marijuana in America : Essay
The cannabis plant.

'Marijuana is helping my 9-year-old'

Novelist Marie Myung Ok-Lee's young son suffers from autism. After deciding to treat him with pot, she has wrestled with the implications of that choice

 
Hallucinogenic Drugs : Flashback
Magic mushrooms: Just what the doctor ordered?

Medicinal 'magic mushrooms': The new Prozac?

Why psychedelic drugs are returning as a legitimate treatment for depression

 
Drinking in America : The List
Choosing between the glass and the wheel.

5 most shocking anti-drinking ads

Shame-inducing alcohol PSAs only make American college students drink more, says a new study. Good thing they're not watching these (far more brutal) international PSAs

 
Drinking in America : Instant Guide
Could wine keep you slim?

Wine: The new weight-loss miracle?

A new study says women who drink wine daily are less likely to gain weight than non-imbibing counterparts. What gives?

 
Marijuana in America : Opinion Brief
Should K2 be banned?

K2: The artificial marijuana uproar

Should lawmakers ban this increasingly popular — and reportedly dangerous — legal marijuana substitute?

 
Marijuana in America : Opinion Brief
Smoke 'em if you've got 'em?

A big win for marijuana?

New studies from the University of California show that pot relieves pain and muscle spasms. Case closed on weed as medicine?

 
Marijuana in America : Opinion Brief
Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda alludes to marijuana with its branding, but the "active" ingredient is a medicinal root.

L.A.'s soda fad: 'Weed in a can'?

Is Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda, which promises marijuana-like effects, a sign that Americans have grown more comfortable with drug use?

 
Marijuana in America : Artifact
Does this long lost video show Marilyn smoking a joint?

Was Marilyn Monroe a pot smoker?

A decades-old "home movie" allegedly shows the troubled icon — a known substance abuser — enjoying a joint

 
Marijuana in America : Opinion Brief
Is medical marijuana for kids a prescription for abuse?

Prescribing marijuana to kids

Debate is raging over the use of medicinal marijuana to treat childhood ADHD and autism

 
Marijuana in America : Opinion Brief
Marijuana

Does America really need 'marijuana cafes'?

What the opening of a club for medical marijuana smokers in Oregon means for U.S. drug policy

 
Marijuana in America : In-depth briefing
A San Francisco pot shop: Options galore

Marijuana as medicine

A growing number of states are legalizing marijuana to treat pain or illness, but standards are lax. Is this just another way to get high?

 
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