Friday, June 30, 2017

A historical perspective on marijuana legalization ... (from a Facebook comment)…/cigarettes-and-marijua…/70746772/ A historical pattern, with of course variations: First, the powers-that-be condemn/castigate mind-changing drugs, perhaps fearing that their users will challenge Authority/the status quo; these drugs become popular among the masses for a variety of reasons; "public" pressure mounts to make these drugs "legal," including among members of the powers-that-be interested in making a quick profit out of the lumpen/addicts; the drug becomes "legal"; proponents of the "liberalization" of the drug's use (having lost the allure of illegality) subsequently argue that it harms a person's health; calls are made to limit/legislate the use of the drugs ... Just look at the history of booze & tobacco in various countries. Thank God water has never been considered a "drug."

DENVER — While federal law makes their entire industry illegal, many marijuana store owners, growers and retailers fear something completely different: Big Tobacco. Today, most legal recreational marijuana

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Another dangerous trait of Russian alcohol consumption pattern was the high volume of spirits compared to other alcoholic drinks.

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