Tag: alcohol

  • Majority of Americans (51%) say Alcohol is More Dangerous than Marijuana

    August 29, 2009 – Is marijuana legalization slowly moving closer to the finish line? Perhaps. In the court of public opinion it seems more and more obvious that there is a growing acceptance of illegal drugs, all the while polls point to nothing more than a smoke-filled haze of public perception on alcohol and drug…

  • Marijuana Compounds May Offset Alcohol-Induced Toxicity, Study Says

    August 30, 2009 – San Diego, CA–(ENEWSPF)–August 27, 2009. Compounds in cannabis may protect the human brain against alcohol-induced damage, according to clinical trial data published online by the journal Neurotoxicology and Teratology. Investigators at the University of California at San Diego examined white matter integrity in adolescents with histories of binge drinking and marijuana…

  • Marijuana: Should it be legalized? Part II – The Costs of Marijuana Prohibition

    August 28, 2009 – In part one of this series we took a look at a couple of the key figures whose campaign of lies and propaganda helped stoke anti-marijuana sentiment among the American public. There were many more. Lawmakers who eventually voted to outlaw marijuana had little factual evidence to assist them in making…

  • Do You Hope Your Child Inhales Pot Instead of Drinking Alcohol?

    August 28, 2009 – If you had to pick between two vices for your child, would you rather he take a toke of marijuana or guzzle a beer or two? That is the question many moms are debating these days. As alcohol related deaths continue to make headline news, many pot proponents are advocating the…

  • A Safer Society through Legalizing Marijuana

    August 26, 2009 – Drug use is demonized, and the “evil” of drugs is propagandized in the corporate media. This helps to sustain the long-running, selective “drug war” in the United States and elsewhere. One logical and ethical solution to the prodigious resources devoted to the “drug war” is the recognition of each person’s sovereignty…

  • Study: Alcohol Less Harmful when Paired with Marijuana

    Study: Alcohol Less Harmful when Paired with Marijuana

    August 25, 2009 – A recent study conducted by University of California, San Diego researchers found some teenage binge drinkers had less brain damage when they combined their drinking with marijuana use. The study tested 42 adolescents between the ages of 16 and 19, broken into three groups: a control group, those with a history…

  • Alcohol Fuels Violent Behavior and Marijuana Does Not-A Former Police Chief on New Marijuana Book

    August 19, 2009 – I’m a drug “legalizer,” not an “incrementalist.” I do not believe drug policy reform should end with the legalization of marijuana. Yet, when asked to contribute a foreword to the new book, Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink, I eagerly accepted. Steve Fox of the Marijuana…

  • If Pot Prevented Cancer You Would Have Read About it, Right?

    August 18th, 2009 – Two just published studies assessing adults’ risk of cancer have reported wildly divergent, and fairly extraordinary, outcomes. One study you may have read about. The other has been ignored entirely by the mainstream media. But no doubt the results of both will surprise you. First, the study you may have heard…

  • Top Ten Reasons Marijuana Should Be Legalized

    August 16, 2009 – Editor’s note: There are millions of regular pot smokers in America and millions more infrequent smokers. Smoking pot clearly has far fewer dangerous and hazardous effects on society than legal drugs such as alcohol. Here is High Times’s top 10 reasons that marijuana should be legal, part of its 420 Campaign…

  • Why we say yes to drugs

    Why we say yes to drugs

    Resistance to mind-altering substances is futile, according to a new “Secret History of Getting High in America” July 22, 2009 – Not long ago, I was talking with a couple of friends who are about a decade younger than I am. We got onto the subject of recreational drugs and how my friends had recently…