Tag Archives: prohibition

Approximate Parity

I find it rather intriguing that, while tobacco is gradually becoming illegal, marijuana is gradually becoming legal. A long-awaited law in California kicked in today allowing anyone 21 and older to purchase marijuana at licensed shops, grow up to six pot … Continue reading

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Prison

Spiked! had an article about prison smoking bans earlier this year. Of course, if prisoners were able to enjoy every freedom they enjoyed in the outside world, then incarceration would make a poor deterrent against criminal behaviour. But forcing prisoners … Continue reading

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Jackie, Gerry, and Dickie

One thing I turned up over the last couple of days was that Jackie Kennedy smoked a cigarette as she sat outside the trauma room in Parkland hospital in Dallas. I didn’t know she smoked. I’d never seen a photo … Continue reading

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