Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Beginning of an End?

Racism in drug enforcement is a well known, statistically validated issue, and yet it has prevailed despite that ever since drug use began to be enforced. Since marijuana is, by far, the most popular and widely used illicit substance in the US, race

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Breaking Steroetypes

With more and more states considering the legalization of marijuana the more people become concerned with the spread of marijuana use. Many of those who are critical of the new regulations have their opinion based on stereotypes that have been

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Racial Inequalities in the War on Drugs

As we delve deeper into the legalization of marijuana, it is important to study the history of drug prohibition in the United States.  In 1917, the war on drugs officially started with the passage of the Harrison Narcotics Act.  Although

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Pulling the Weeds Out of Our Youth

With the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado discussions have come up concerning the economy, the federal government and even air quality, however many people tend to forget those who don’t or can’t participate. Although I’m sure some have

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Driving Early Illegal Marijuana Trade

Throughout the 72 years in which marijuana, both recreational and medicinal, was completely banned across the United States, new subcultures began to form.  One of the largest and most commonly known of these cultures was the hippie movement.  However, the

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The Roots of Marijuana’s Legal Status

Marijuana legalization in Colorado has been the table-talk of the nation since the day it went into effect, and you would be hard pressed to find somebody with access to the news who hasn’t heard about it. With the conflict of law,

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