Monthly Archives: May 2013

4 years, 4 months ago Comments Off on What’s the deal with Medical Marijuana?
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Medical marijuana is now a part of the legal landscape in  18 states.  Pending legislation in Columbus and a state-wide referendum movement would have Ohio join these other states.  While national surveys generally show most citizens support medical marijuana, there remains strong opposition.  Dr. Ed Goglek, described as an addictions psychiatrist in Prescott, Arizona, and […]

4 years, 5 months ago Comments Off on Senator Portman Smoked Pot — Ha ha
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This month Senator Rob Portman joined a long list of politicians who acknowledged using marijuana.  Portman thus joins Obama, Bush, Clinton and Secretary of State Kerry at the top of a very long list.  Portman is a high profile Ohio Senator considered to be among the leaders of the Republican Party.  In 2012, Portman was […]

4 years, 5 months ago Comments Off on The Banality of Drug Violence
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A perusal of the local news section of the Cincinnati Enquirer captures the relentless drudgery of the drug problem. The first story reports on a 19 year-old man shot accidentally in his car in the midst of a drug deal.  A backseat passenger was reportedly showing off a weapon when it fired striking Mr. Robinson […]

4 years, 5 months ago Comments Off on Obama’s visit to Mexico — Ignoring the Drug War
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Underneath all the ceremony and handshaking during President Obama’s visit to Mexico this week was the hard issue of immigration reform and the ugly reality of drug fueled violence, what the Economist called the “Unmentionables.” (See Article.)  While Obama and his Mexican counterpart, President Enrique Pena Nieto,preferred to ignore the drug issue, Mexican law enforcement […]