Getting high from pot is up among New York City teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The recent CDC survey found that the number of New York City teens getting high on marijuana increased to 17.7 percent in 2011 -- a 5 percentage point jump from just six years ago.
Dr. Jeff Gardere said there are likely key factors for the increase: money and stress. He also said there is a more liberal attitude about marijuana -- medical marijuana use and less restrictive laws -- that could also factor into the increase.
Along with pot smoking, the survey also found more teens are abusing prescription medication. Also, one in four New York City teens is overweight or obese.
But New York City teens remain relatively healthy in comparison to those in other states, where, perhaps, teens have a little more time on their hands.
The survey found more teens are wearing seatbelts while driving but that one in three texts while driving.
June 19 is National Dine Out Day. Restaurants and vendors across the country are contributing a percentage of their revenues for the day to the NJ Relief Fund to benefit Superstorm Sandy victims.
One bird may have been responsible for several hundred Hoboken residents losing power.
One bird may have been responsible for several hundred Hoboken residents losing power. A spokeswoman for Public Service Electric & Gas says the bird touched a transformer on Clinton Street near Columbus Park Wednesday morning.