Tag: alcohol

  • Marijuana Is Gateway Drug for Two Debates

    July 21, 2009 – IT was as if she woke up one day and decades of her life had disappeared. Joyce, 52 and a writer in Manhattan, started smoking pot when she was 15, and for years it was a pleasant escape, a calming protective cloud. Then it became an obsession, something she needed to…

  • Fewer Drunk Drivers on U.S. Roads; Concern Rises Over Drugged Drivers

    July 13, 2009 – A new roadside survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms a continuing decline in the percentage of legally intoxicated drivers. In 1973, 7.5 percent of drivers had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. In the latest survey, that figure had fallen to 2.2 percent. A BAC…

  • Fox news: Jesse Ventura calls for the decriminalization of marijuana

    Fox news: Jesse Ventura calls for the decriminalization of marijuana
  • Criminalizing marijuana carries a high cost

    Criminalizing marijuana carries a high cost

    Desperate times require Americans to rethink the nation’s never-ending war on drugs and its effects. June 16th, 2009 – If you believe a pothead could never amount to anything, think again. President Barack Obama, Michael Phelps and Bill Gates were all potheads. While some potheads amount to nothing, others grow up to become president. Yet…

  • Legalization? Now for the Hard Question

    June 13th, 2009 – ETHAN NADELMANN, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, has been advocating for legalization of marijuana for 20 years and says he’s seen more progress in the last four months than in the previous two decades. “It’s starting to cascade,” he said. “Our model is the gay rights movement and their…

  • The Legalization of Marijuana – What they didn’t teach you in school

    The Legalization of Marijuana – What they didn’t teach you in school

    June 8th, 2009 – Marijuana, known to many as a miracle drug, and condemned by others as a drug from hell, has been judged without sufficient reasoning for far too long. As a result of the ‘war on drugs,’ man has lost sight of the potential profit carried by one of the most natural medicines…

  • Medical Evidence on Marijuana Blows Both Ways

    Medical Evidence on Marijuana Blows Both Ways

    May 25th, 2009 – Legalization debate is waging in America once again, but what does the research say? Sparked anew by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s call for the state to study the legalization of marijuana, both sides in the smoldering pot debate point to research to bolster their positions. Such recitation of conflicting marijuana studies can…