Dark Clouds on Legalized Pot’s Rainbow-Colored Horizon?
Author Tony Dokoupil predicts a Liberal backlash against grass now that it’s becoming legal.
Marijuana’s been the preferred recreational substance of the counter-culture for a long time. Certainly a part of its attraction — aside from the high, of course — has been the button-down world’s condemnation of weed. But now that grass is legal in 28 states, having been a big winner in the 2016 U.S. election cycle, its image is in the process of undergoing a major makeover. With the fading of pot’s outlaw appeal, author Tony Dokoupil suggests, some other things about marijuana are going to start becoming noticeable for the first time, turning off the very people who’ve always advocated turning on.
Grass will have a whole different vibe when comes from a giant multinational corporation and not that dude down the street. And as just another intoxicant that doesn’t especially represent the political Left any more, extolling its benefits will feel just about as morally iffy as a non-drinking singer performing in a bar to help its own sell beer. Bummer.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.
A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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