This is from an article today. NOT yesterday's - a different one.
Now will it take personal experiences of high ranking editors with infertility, Myocarditis and other 'cardiac' issues including SADS for them to wake up to the COVID vaccines danger?
And if the Times operates on personal experiences of editors, is it really a news organization or just a darn blog?
My 18 year old daughter tried the medical marijuana craze and it woke her up to their true intentions. She saw right away that it was not healthy and had never done more and it pushed her to swear if off for good. I tried one of the “one hit pens” out of curiosity from my days of youth. The power of it put my mind in a place I never want to go again - I was scared to death, paranoid, anxious, and had feelings I had never had in my life. This isn’t the old crappy brown weed I had in the 80’s. She realized as well as I that there is more to this medical push than we know. She has seen so many of her friends destroyed by it. Keep on posting Alex and wake up the world.
"Whatever is driving this change"
I think of NYT like the Democratic party - beholden to donors like teacher's unions & upholding popular leftists narratives, even if they're blatant lies or irrational.
So *who* benefits from this shift?? I'm intrigued. WHY?
I can't believe NYT actually gives a rat's behind about what's best for humanity & children. (Based on their pushing long term school closures.) So why shift?
This just in..consumption of drugs has systemic consequences. A novel idea is to have adults decide what they can and cannot put into their own body.
The NYT is usually a propaganda machine for Democrat policies. If the Times has condemned cannabis usage, then it has definitely had a negative impact on someone important.
Nobody subscribes to your Substack for this, Alex. Enjoy your chance to spike the football. I get it. But please don't lose sight of what brought you here. The President just told us flat-out, there's going to be a 'next' pandemic. We need you on that wall.
For all the old hippies out there who insist that marijuana is no big deal, today’s varieties are much more potent and liable to be laced with something else.
I think the left is waking up to the fact that their embrace of marijuana is affecting their families more adversely than those families on the right. Gosh, who’d have seen that coming?
Maybe the left is realizing that trying to be a “good” person and legalizing a drug so minorities aren’t arrested for it wasn’t a good idea after all. Maybe they’ll get really crazy and start saying out loud “Don’t do drugs!”. Nah, that’s asking too much :)
Marijuana use is ubiquitous kids in NYC, regardless of socio-economic status. All of my son’s friends used it. I watched outstanding children go from math fiends to blasé C students in a blink. The main reason we left nyc was covid but drug use was a concern as well. My son, 17, has a sharp, analytical mind. I just wasn’t ready to let it go to mush.
Sometimes I wonder if we're turning a corner into a healthier and personally responsible populace.
And then I look around me.
Never apologize for taking a victory lap. Those victories are hard-earned. Thanks again for being our LOUD voice in this wilderness that our nation's become.... The NYT cannabis turnabout is intriguing, but it's doubtful they really a-woke.
Paul Revere and the Raiders. On to something:
Girl, you thought you found the answer
On that magic carpet ride last night
But when you wake up in the mornin'
The world still gets you uptight
Well, there's nothin' that you ain't tried
To fill the emptiness inside
But when you come back down, girl
Still ain't feelin' right
And don't it seem like
Kicks just keep gettin' harder to find
And all your kicks ain't bringin' you peace of mind
Before you find out it's too late, girl
You better get straight
As someone who is somewhat of an authority on this subject, having designed and developed vaping devices for this industry 10 years ago and witnessed the vaping explosion from California, I can tell you I saw this day coming a long time ago. Too much to go into here but basically what has occurred over the past 10 years was an unregulated and unchecked race to produce the highest potency products possible whether that was flower, vape carts, concentrates and edibles without ANY concern whether it was safe in any regard. Basically everything is 2-3x more potent today than it was 10 years ago and it's having an awful effect on the youth of this country. I've seen it over and over as I was camped out in dispensaries while pitching my products.
Marijauna is not being legalized because it's a miracle drug with no risks. It's being legalized because criminalizing drug use is not productive. Would you like to go find kids that have fried their brains huffing paint, glue, aerosols, whip its, etc. and start a campaign to ban them all? When I was in High School, it was a hell of a lot easier to get weed than alcohol. Why? Because alcohol is legal and regulated.
We could start by exposing the primary truth: smoking cannabis is not only not therapeutic and outright toxic to brains, especially young ones, it also comes with the same hazards inhaling any smoke comes with.
Instead, a multi-billion dollar industry was built up to aggressively promote this perverted use which effectively obscured what the plant actually offers: medicine (when NOT smoked), food (the seeds), and materials (textiles, building etc.)
Marking it up astronomically as "smokable/medicinal" in order to generate taxes has hurt not helped these other uses, but it did create yet another bonanza for Pharma which will get to provide "solutions" for the wreckage caused while discrediting all legitimate medical uses of the plant.
You know what I agree Cannabis is harmful. But I don’t care, I like getting stoned and have done so for 30 years. Legal, illegal im still going to do it. Being a free adult means I can choose to do things that are good for me and harmful to me. But it’s still good what you are doing, I’ll still subscribe, I’d rather know the truth, then as a free man I can decide to ignore the truth.