Tag Archives: Taxation

Talk of Delay for N.J. Medical Marijuana Law Riles Supporters

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently expressed support for the state’s new medical-marijuana law, but talks with lawmakers over when to put the law into effect have sparked anger among backers of the measure, the Newark Star-Ledger reported June 4. …

U.S. AG Holder Calls Drug Courts ’Top Priority’

Drug courts should be more widely available to offenders, including juveniles, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said during an address at a National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) meeting last week in Boston. The Boston Globe reported June 4 that …

TJ Maxx Pulls Drinking Games

An inquiry from a Boston Globe reporter led retailer TJ Maxx to remove a series of drinking games from store shelves, the Globe reported May 30. Reporter Beverly Beckham spotted the games — which require players to drink shots of …

Saudi Program Looks to U.S. for Addiction Treatment Guidance

In Saudi Arabia, where alcohol and other drug use is strictly forbidden by Islamic law, acknowledging and treating addicts poses significant challenges. But Mohammed Al-Turaiki, CEO of a Saudi treatment program, is trying to change all that, the Associated Press …

Judge Orders Lohan to Wear Alcohol-Monitoring Bracelet

Hollywood’s current poster child for untreated addiction, actress Lindsay Lohan, has been ordered by a Los Angeles judge to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet, attend alcohol education classes, and submit to random weekly drug tests. …

Groups Seek $210 Million More for Block Grant

The Obama administration’s 2011 budget calls for flat funding of the $1.79-billion Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) block grant, but advocates are appealing to Congress to boost funding for the formula grant to states by $210 million. …

Guns-in-Bars Bill Vetoed in Tennessee

Saying that “guns and alcohol don’t mix,” Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has vetoed a measure that would have allowed individuals with concealed-carry permits to bring their weapons into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, USA Today reported May 18. The …

Justice System Struggles with Cases Involving FASD

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) sometimes manifests itself as an inability to understand the consequences of one’s actions, a fact that has U.S. courts struggling to reconcile the medical science with justice in a number of criminal cases, the Chicago …

Obama Drug Strategy Stresses Evidence-Based Prevention

President Obama said he is “committed to restoring balance in our efforts to combat the drug problems that plague our communities” in unveiling his 2010 National Drug Control Strategy, and while the plan does little to address the imbalance between …

Ferrari Denies Charge of Stealth Tobacco Marketing

The red, white, and black barcode on Ferrari Formula One race cars and uniforms is subliminal tobacco advertising, some European health professionals charge, but Ferrari rejected the claim, CNN reported May 4. The design resembles the lower half of a …