Category: Drugs

Sep 25

Marijuana: Benefits and Dangers

In Brief—A discussion of marijuana and other drugs examines the facts, the myths and the misunderstandings surrounding the acceptance of and resistance against consciousness-altering substances. America’s Erratic Drug Policies— I have a confession. I have used consciousness-altering drugs until 2011 when a tumor and an operation ended my use. I drank wine, an occasional dram …

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Dec 21

An “Off-the-Chart” Liberal Speaks Out

In Brief—The author lists seven of his views that some may consider unconventional. Readers are invited to weigh them against their own views and submit comments. ———————————————————————————————————————————— Definitions— Liberal is defined as not being limited to established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas as well as free from bigotry, and also as favoring …

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Sep 21

Marijuana: A Modest Proposal

Cannabis: The “Miracle” Weed? Weed. Grass. Pot. Ganja. Dope. These are just a few of the nicknames given to the plant Cannabis Sativa or, more commonly, Marijuana. It is a Schedule I drug in the United States along with heroin, cocaine and a whole list of genuinely dangerous drugs. But is it dangerous? Does it …

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