Category Archives: cannabis

A Dose of Good Drug News

There’s evidence that Shakespeare used cannabis and even cocaine—not to mention that ubiquitous drug, alcohol—in the course of his life and work. Check out this article for an overview, including a fun rundown of some of the plays that feature drugs. The author points out … Continue reading

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I Smoked Pot with David Brooks

Well, no, actually I didn’t smoke pot with David Brooks. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I could bear to have a drink with him. It’s work enough to get through one of his columns without being alternately … Continue reading

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4/20: Celebrating Cognitive Liberty

Recent polls by Pew Research and Huffington Post/YouGov show that a majority of Americans think cannabis should be legalized, taxed, and regulated, much as alcohol is. (Washington state and Colorado are doing just that.) Whatever one thinks of cannabis, this seems … Continue reading

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Boss Has a Contract on His Head

Just in case you think the war on drugs can’t get any crazier or further extend its range of victims, check this out: The Sun newspaper reports that a gang in Rio de Janeiro has put out a “death order” on … Continue reading

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1937 – 2012: The Beginning of the End

After 75 years of prohibition, last night the voters in Washington state and Colorado came to their senses and voted to legalize cannabis.  This is an historic first step toward ending 75 years of a misguided and unjust war on … Continue reading

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