cannabis: about as crazy-making as living in the city, less crazy-making than getting kidnapped by uniformed goons

The difference between statistical significance and practical significance is often blurred.  Consider the recurring alarmist articles about how skunk will make you have severe schizophrenia forever.  What’s the evidence?  Here’s a paper from 11 years ago: On an individual level, cannabis use confers an overall twofold increase in the relative risk for later schizophrenia. At…

you may have to kill the half-breeds, too

Sometimes I go to San Francisco, and I’d like to thank The Guardian over in the UK for the heads up: Fourteen San Francisco officers and department employees are alleged to have sent or received the text messages in 2011 and 2012. The messages included slurs against black people, Mexicans, Filipinos and gay people, police…

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