Tag Archives: Marijuana

Measuring our (Failure at) Success

Wars, if we are to accept their necessity, need a goal by which we can measure success. The war on drugs is the poster child for a lack of goals. This is not our first dance with wars lacking measurable … Continue reading

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Invoking the Specter of Cheech and Chong

“Dave? Dave’s not here, man.” There’s an ad running on local media in opposition to proposed legislation before the Rhode Island General Assembly. (https://youtu.be/26E8TuLOPxM.) The legislation covers several areas, among them a higher minimum wage, legalizing the personal use of … Continue reading

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The Madness of Reefer Irrationality

Rationality has surpassed reason as the rarest of commodities in this country. The once common ability of Americans to hold intelligent, fact-based, discussions of our differences has gone the way of cursive writing and fundamental education. Nothing exemplifies this phenomenon … Continue reading

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Reefer Madness and Common Sense

In a recent Op-ed piece, Tom Ward, the editor of the Valley Breeze (a local Rhode Island newspaper focused on the Blackstone Valley area) bemoaned the difficulty of police departments in dealing with the issue of marijuana.  He described the … Continue reading

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