Essay: Glass Houses and Getting Stoned

Using marijuana is . . . like what happens when a person with fuzzy vision puts on glasses. Listening to a familiar piece of music, such as a Bach orchestral suite, the mind is newly conscious of the bass line; listening to a conversation, the mind is more aware of the nuances of each voice . . .

-- Charles Reich, The Greening of America

Right, and don't forget the taste of food, and . . .

In the great debate over legalizing recreational drugs, the least convincing assertion of the pro-legalizers is that drug use might not even increase as...

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