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Comparing Cannabis and Alcohol

Nick Nguyen
Jul 28, 2015
Comparing Cannabis and Alcohol
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Imagine a parallel universe of alcohol prescriptions and cards.

BuzzFeed dropped a new video piece on the stigmatic plight of Mary Jane, titled "If We Treated Alcohol Like We Treat Weed."

While there should be no direct associations drawn between the respective effects of the two substances, it should be noted that during Prohibition in the United States, alcohol was both categorically illicit, and coveted by the general public - not unlike cannabis today.

Thus comes the establishment of an American paradigm shift, and the cycle of rejection and acceptance of mainstream substances, as well as the politically arbitrary legality behind society’s desires and needs.

As marijuana legislation and perception continues to evolve, so does the science, the technology, and the medical innovations.  Unlike its historical analogue, the possibilities are relevant and endless.




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Comparing Cannabis and Alcohol

Nick Nguyen
Jul 28, 2015
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Comparing Cannabis and Alcohol
Share this article!

Imagine a parallel universe of alcohol prescriptions and cards.

BuzzFeed dropped a new video piece on the stigmatic plight of Mary Jane, titled "If We Treated Alcohol Like We Treat Weed."

While there should be no direct associations drawn between the respective effects of the two substances, it should be noted that during Prohibition in the United States, alcohol was both categorically illicit, and coveted by the general public - not unlike cannabis today.

Thus comes the establishment of an American paradigm shift, and the cycle of rejection and acceptance of mainstream substances, as well as the politically arbitrary legality behind society’s desires and needs.

As marijuana legislation and perception continues to evolve, so does the science, the technology, and the medical innovations.  Unlike its historical analogue, the possibilities are relevant and endless.




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