Posts tagged "drugs"
June 13, 2012
June 8, 2012
RI pot decriminalization bill on gov's desk
“A final, formal vote by the state Senate Thursday night forwarded the bill to the governor’s desk. Chafee, an independent, says he is inclined to sign the bill into law.”
June 3, 2012
R.I. pot decriminalization bill moves forward
And here’s the WTF part:
The bills now contain a “three strikes” provision: possessing an ounce or less would become a civil offense punishable by a $150 fine, but if someone received three such violations within an 18-month period, he or she would face a misdemeanor with larger fines and up to 30 days in prison.
May 25, 2012
The Rhode Island State Police just fucked up your Memorial Day.
April 17, 2012
Kent Hospital sees spike in drug overdoses in young people
> “Not only are we seeing a troubling rise in drug overdose-related patients, we are seeing the devastating effects of much stronger street drugs such as heroin and the influx of synthetic drugs.”
March 27, 2012
Rhode Island actually is #1 in a few things.
When Rhode Island ranked #1 in mental illness, serious mental illness, illegal drug use, and suicide attempts, our newsroom started wondering what in the world was wrong with this state.
August 23, 2011
Don't write letters to the Governor about marijuana when you're high.
“A source of mechanism for patients to obtain their marijuana in a safe and legal manner.” Dude, wait, what?
July 17, 2011
Current, not prior, depression predicts crack cocaine use
“We found that current major depression increased the risk of crack use, but depression in the past year that had gotten better did not. This suggests that if the depression remits, the risk of crack use goes down. Screening for depression and effective depression treatment may be important components of drug court services.”
July 14, 2011
“Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed legislation into law Wednesday that will create a so-called ‘recovery school’ for students from around the state who need extra help beating their drug or alcohol habits.”
June 13, 2011
Rhode Island continues to have the highest rates of substance abuse in the country
“[O]ver 11 percent of Rhode Islanders 12 and over use illicit drugs, the highest rate in the nation, and that Rhode Island has the highest percentage of persons 12 years and over needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use, at 3.3 percent. We also have the lowest perceived risk of substance abuse in the country, according to national statistics.”
June 3, 2011
Police: Test shows cocaine, THC in RI Rep. Watson's urine
…while driving through Podunk, Connecticut.