Tag Archives: Underage

Ariz. to Tax Medical Marijuana

Arizona will soon be collecting sales taxes on medical marijuana, the Associated Press reported Jan. 27. The state became the 15th in the nation to approve medical marijuana last November, when a measure was passed by voters. The new sales tax …

Bullying Linked to Depression and Substance Use in Girls

Although being a victim of bullying increases teen depression regardless of gender, a new study found it puts girls at additional risk for substance use, Science Daily reported on Jan. 19. Investigators led by Jeremy Luk, a Ph.D. candidate in …

U.K. Sets Minimum Price for Alcohol

The British government has set minimum prices for alcohol in an attempt to cut down on binge drinking and alcohol-related health problems, but critics said it will have little impact, The Epoch Times reported Jan. 19. “We know that pricing …

NIDA: Drug Abuse Alters Brain Circuitry Long-Term

State-of-the-art brain imaging shows that changes in the brain’s reward circuitry caused by substance abuse likely remain even after drug and alcohol use stop, according to a Jan. 18 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) press release. A team of …

How to Outlaw Supersized Alcopops: A Model for States

"Marin Institute is distributing a model statute that states can use to craft their own legislation to limit ’alcopops’ -- the sweetly-flavored malt beverages that contain up to 12 percent alcohol." …

N.D. Bill Would Ban Alcohol at College Sporting Events

A bill introduced in North Dakota would ban alcohol use and possession at college sports events where minors are present, the Associated Press reported Jan. 14. Rep. Chuck Damschen (R-Hampden) of the N.D. House of Representatives put the proposal forward …

N.Y. Considers E-Cigarette Ban

Lawmakers in New York have proposed a statewide ban on electronic cigarettes, the Associated Press reported Jan. 25. The bill was introduced by a former smoker, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), after she saw e-cigarettes on sale at malls and encountered …

Maryland Lawmakers Consider Dime-a-Drink Alcohol Tax

Maryland may raise alcohol taxes for the first time since 1972 by a dime a drink, Delmarvanow.com reported Jan. 14. Maryland last raised its tax on beer and wine in 1972, and its tax on spirits 54 years ago, in …

More Scrutiny for Calif. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

California medical marijuana dispensaries are facing raids and tax audits from local and federal officials skeptical about their finances and their legitimacy, The New York Times reported Jan. 8. Frank Carrubba, a Santa Clara County deputy district attorney, said, “We’re …

Experts Warn Chinese Tobacco Deaths Could Triple by 2030

Public health experts warn that deaths in China from tobacco-related illnesses may triple in the next 20 years if action isn’t taken, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 7. About 1.2 million people died of tobacco-related causes in China in …