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Feb 03, 15

"You can actually die from alcohol withdrawal. Heroin withdrawal you can't really die from; it's more like the flu. Marijuana withdrawal is annoying, but it isn't life threatening."

Feb 03, 15

"It turns out that only about 5% of alcoholic women give birth to babies who are later diagnosed with FAS."

Feb 03, 15

β€œThe main claim we make is that decriminalization did not lead to the kinds of disaster that were anticipated by opponents.”

Feb 03, 15

"Past or current drug use should not be worthy of ridicule β€” but hypocrisy should be."

Feb 03, 15

"When a person who has built up a tolerance for a drug in a certain place goes somewhere new, the body may not know what's coming to it, and that tolerance is greatly reduced."

Feb 03, 15

tl;dr - Because of racism, and in spite of objections from the AMA.

Feb 03, 15

"Some criminals belong behind bars. When a habitual rapist is locked up, the streets are safer. But the same is not necessarily true of petty drug-dealers, whose incarceration creates a vacancy for someone else to fill."

Feb 03, 15

"The American 'war on drugs' is more than 35 years old, and we're losing it. Some proposals to turn the tide."

Feb 03, 15

"Most of the savings in the mathematical model were attributed to how those prescribed heroin stayed in treatment longer and spent less time in relapse than those randomly assigned to receive methadone. By staying in treatment, health-care costs were lower when the cost of the drugs, counselling and social supports were added up."

Feb 03, 15

"Citing new estimates of the extent of substance abuse among welfare recipients, the authors suggest that policymakers and analysts have likely overstated the contribution of substance dependence to welfare receipt."

Feb 03, 15

"Random drug testing of welfare recipients is scientifically and medically unsound."

Feb 03, 15

"The effects of drugs on human behavior and physiology are determined by a complex interaction between the individual drug user and her or his environment."

Feb 02, 15

"I mistakenly believed the Drug Enforcement Agency listed marijuana as a schedule 1 substance because of sound scientific proof."

Jan 07, 15

"...I think it's very interesting that all the conservative Republicans, who now say I didn't do enough, claimed that I was too obsessed with bin Laden. All of President Bush's neo-cons thought I was too obsessed with bin Laden. They had no meetings on bi

Jan 07, 15

Succinct explanation of the liberal/conservative disconnect.

Jan 07, 15

Obama's three Republican predecessors were all committed to weakening or even destroying the country's regulatory apparatus... Now Obama is seeking to rebuild these battered institutions. In doing so...he is resuscitating an entire philosophy of government with roots in the Progressive era of the early twentieth century"

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