The Effectiveness of Mexican Vigilantes

The Effectiveness of Mexican Vigilantes

The drug war in Mexico has destabilized the country, killing over 60,000 people and breaking down the central authority of the Mexican government. Since 2006, the government, along with support from the United States, has spent significant resources to remove drug cartels from their strongholds throughout the country. While government...

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The Weed Diet? Pot’s Baffling Effects on Weight

The Weed Diet? Pot’s Baffling Effects on Weight

It sounds like a stupid dieting infomercial – eat more and lose weight! – but studies continue to show that marijuana users, despite eating an additional 600 calories per day, are less likely to be obese or suffer from diabetes. Skeptical? You should be. (I mean… come on, munchies and...

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Why are Drugs Illegal, Anyway? Part 1

Why are Drugs Illegal, Anyway? Part 1

The fact that drugs are illegal is so embedded in our collective consciousness that we rarely question why this is so. The answer that comes to mind is that “drugs are bad”—bad for your health, bad for the economy, bad for society, and, consequently, laws should curtail their use. But...

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