Jewish Barnard graduate, surprise surprise.
Athletes Who Advocate Marijuana
Marijuana use has recently become a hot button topic for politicians and sports players around the world, especially in the US. Whether it is for recreational or medicinal purposes, the use of marijuana has long been frowned upon and banned by sports agencies everywhere. Athletes have always been getting in trouble for its use, but many think that it is both unfair and unwarranted. Sports agencies around the world simply say that marijuana is illegal and bad. Therefore they test for it and penalize anyone who is shown to have used marijuana.
Marijuana Banking Business
Banks just say no, while the rest of us say yes. The federal government oversees the banking industry, and the Feds don’t smoke weed (in public, at least). It is apparently safer to let state legal businesses like dispensaries walk around with bags of cash than letting them deposit it in there local Citibank. Yet another hypocritical moral dilemma in the good ol' USA. Unfortunately m it follows the same backwards ideals that you can join the military at 18, put your life at risk, but not being allowed to buy a drink until 21. Same goes for federal laws that restrict the sale of Adult magazines on military bases, but are readily available in the local mall at the Barnes & Noble bookstore. Hypocrisy in our laws is not a new concept, but that doesn't make it any less detrimental.
Fitz Hugh Ludlow Hasheesh Eater
I used to think 19th century literature was a drag. There were so many things our English teachers didn't tell us, - especially when it came to the great dope and sex underground books of the Victorian era. They never mentioned that stuffy old Charles Dickens, for instance, wrote his last novel in a haze of drugs, with several key scenes in The Mystery of Edwin Drood set in an opium den. Or they'd ramble on and on about John Greenleaf Whittier's Snowbound, never mentioning his interesting little poem The Haschich. Sometimes we'd get maybe an hour of English class devoted to an excerpt from Thomas De Guincey's Confessions of an English Opium Eater (1822), because it was the first great English dope tale and influenced all the Romantic writers. But we never heard about Fitz Hugh Ludlow, America's first great drug writer. Maybe the teachers had never heard of him either, or maybe they didn't want us to get too inspired by his work.
Super Weed Strains
So there you are at the wine-tasting party, and this rather knowledgeable guy slides up to you with a gleam in his eye and a bottle of unknown vintage and begins his rap, "Hey man, this wine is outta sight! Blue Beaujolais, the real stuff; high altitude grapes... it’ll blow you right away. Here, put a little in your glass and sip it; this is dyna-mite juice! We did the burlap thing, you know, wrapped the bottle in burlap and kept it in the cellar for three months. Really increases the potency. And I just passed it through a Boozifier; turns sedimentary crap into iso-menthyl-ethyl alcohol by simmering it in acetone. Knocks your head off!..." What the fuck. At this point your on the cell with your imaginary friend.