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Newspapers Love to Leave Out Other Substances When Reporting on Cannabis

Newspapers Love to Leave Out Other Substances When Reporting on Cannabis

A little skepticism is healthy for anyone trying to discern what is true and not in the modern news cycle. Many major news organizations are prone to repeating what they see published elsewhere without verifying the details. More importantly, the rise of mobile internet culture, as opposed to desktop internet culture, has lent itself to […]

Alcohol Is Killing my Generation. We Need to Legalize Cannabis.

Alcohol Is Killing my Generation. We Need to Legalize Cannabis.

For as long as alcohol has been a part of human culture, it has had a worrisome impact on relationships and human health. Before the rise of potable water and municipal filtration systems, drinking alcohol was a daily activity for many humans (although they did drink water, too). At this point in history, we arguably […]

Mandatory Rehab: Just Another Prison for Non-Violent Drug Offenders?

Mandatory Rehab: Just Another Prison for Non-Violent Drug Offenders?

A lot of politicians, Republicans and Democrats alike, will happily sing the praises of using drug courts to force those facing criminal drug charges into mandatory drug rehabilitation programs instead of into prison. On the surface, rehab does seem like the kinder, more rational approach to working with non-violent drug offenders, but the truth is […]