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"How Weed Became the New OxyContin"

A few years backs I heard some vigorous dissents from my loyal readers when I expressed skepticism about the benefit of legalizing pot. "They did it in Portugal and everything is fine!" and "It's just grass. C'mon, man" and even a citation to Drew Carey's joke, "I can't believe the government has the nerve to limit the ways I can hurt myself."

Well, even if legalizing 60s style pot would have been fine, today's pot isn't your grandfather's pot

Related: "Second Thoughts On Pot".


"Canada Is Euthanizing Its Sick and Poor. Welcome to World of Government Health Care"

Something to rapidly aging folks--like me--to be concerned about.

As the Canadian government pays for health care, it is incentivized to cut costs as much as possible. Based on how eager some hospitals seem to push euthanasia, the government seems to have concluded that it’s cheaper to kill people than to cure them.  

See also "Canada’s Euthanasia Culture Previews What’s To Come On America’s Deadly Medicare Trajectory" and "Don’t go to A&E".