Marijuana Debunked: the case against legalization

163051229X.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_The legalise marijuana movement has some powerful backers and is making political gains. But Arizona addiction psychiatrist Dr Ed Gogek, who used the drug himself in his youth but has treated over 10,000 addicts and alcoholics during his medical career, insists that legalization would have seriously harmful consequences for teenagers and society. To arm “parents, pundits and politicians” to fight this move he has written a handbook setting out the scientific case against recreational use of marijuana by teenagers, whose brains are still developing. In this interview with MercatorNet he touches on some of the themes.

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Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: A Guide to the Evidence

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The Anscombe Centre, a Roman Catholic academic institute that engages with the moral questions arising in clinical practice and biomedical research, has published an ‘evidence guide’ in order to inform the debate about whether to legalize physician assisted suicide or euthanasia in the United Kingdom. Most of the sources cited here are also relevant to the debates on assisted suicide or euthanasia in other counties. It will help your to get a sense of the different issues at stake and where to find further information, especially the most reliable information that is freely available online. This guide aims to be useful for students, scholars and research assistants to officials or parliamentarians. More than this, it is offered to anyone who is concerned about these issues and wishes to assess the evidence. 

You can go to the evidence guide by clicking here.

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The Pill Problem: Dangerous Side Effects of Oral Contraception

thepillproblemBirth control pills are currently taken by over 12 million women in the United States and over 100 million women worldwide. Unfortunately, most don’t realize that taking birth control pills substantially increases the risk of having many health problems, some of which are potentially very serious. In his new book Ross Pelton, the world’s leading expert on drug-induced nutrient depletions, teaches how to protect your health from the dangerous side effects of oral contraceptives.

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