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The negative stigma attached to weed is the driving force behind biased misconceptions. STATESMAN FILE

Legalizing recreational marijuana is what we needed all along

Matt Lindsay April 20, 2021
#OPINION On March 31, Governor Cuomo signed legislation legalizing the use of recreational marijuana for adults in New York State. While I have never used marijuana, I fully support the legalization of it for several reasons.
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CBD soars in popularity and soon may be legalized

CBD soars in popularity and soon may be legalized

Syreeta Yelverton January 7, 2019
The 2018 Farm Bill that passed on Dec. 20 legalized hemp, defining it as a strain of cannabis with low levels of THC — the psychoactive chemical in cannabis that makes users feel high.
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Its looking like a bright (but distant) future for ol Mary Jane

It’s looking like a bright (but distant) future for ‘ol Mary Jane

Michael Kohut September 26, 2016
A thaw in policy and opinion towards decriminalization and medical usage means that, over time, pot could quietly become a non-issue.
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PHOTO CREDIT: RYAN MANNIE

Tolerating intolerance: where does it end?

Christopher Leelum July 11, 2015
The most interesting argument against gay marriage I’ve heard is the famous “Where does it end?” defense. If gays can marry, what’s stopping polygamy, pedophilia, zoophilia?
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According to a previous article published by The Statesman in April 1975, one occurred; Seawolves gathered in Roth Quad and drank and smoked without facing punishment. PHOTO CREDIT: AXELBOLDT

Factoid of the Week: How marijuana received a bad rep

Giselle Barkley April 20, 2015
Gone are the days when Stony Brook University had Marijuana Festivals. According to a previous article published by The Statesman in April 1975, one occurred.
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The negative stigma attached to weed is the driving force behind biased misconceptions. STATESMAN FILE

The societal prejudice against marijuana

Matthew Boose March 11, 2014
Music thumping, bodies sweating, people vomiting – this is a familiar scene to most college students. The drug-fueled party is a fixture in almost every American college. At these events, the real life of the party is alcohol, derived from Arabic al-kuhul, the definitive social lubricant, a drug as ancient as civilization itself.
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Medical Marijuana picks up steam

Anusha Mookherjee August 26, 2013
Fortunately, it appears that the negative connotations about “Reefer Madness” have begun to subside. A Gallup research poll from 2010 found that a record high 50% of Americans are in favor of legalizing the substance. An even more recent Gallup poll found that even the people who aren’t in favor of legalizing the substance are in favor of a federal laissez-faire attitude towards the states who have begun the legalization process.
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