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  • [Article] Marijuana: The Mood Shifts, and Decades of Prohibition Go Up in Smoke

    [Article] Marijuana: The Mood Shifts, and Decades of Prohibition Go Up in Smoke

    By Gary Grimes, with Euan Wilson | Excerpted from the November 2013 Socionomist   White Widow, Sour Diesel, Maui Wowie. When the smoke clears in the medical and recreational marijuana industries, pot strains like these may be as recognized as Tylenol and Budweiser. In this bold article, Gary Grimes and […]

     
  • [Mood Riffs] Is the Right Wing Right On, Dude?

    [Mood Riffs] Is the Right Wing Right On, Dude?

    Weed legalization was always a liberal cause. Could its potentially enormous profit potential win it fans from the party of big business?

     
  • [Mood Riffs] Sports and Weed

    [Mood Riffs] Sports and Weed

    Marijuana isn’t a performance enhancing drug, unless speed-munching a bag of Doritos is the challenge.

     
  • [Social Mood Watch] The OTHER Election Result of Social Mood

    [Social Mood Watch] The OTHER Election Result of Social Mood

    “It’s okay to get high… just because you want to.”

     
  • [Article] Mob Roots Go Mainstream in Vegas

    [Article] Mob Roots Go Mainstream in Vegas

    Mob mania hits Las Vegas! New museums reveal public’s appetite for antiheroes as evidenced by societies negative social mood.

     
  • [Article] Update: Drug War Burns Unevenly

    [Article] Update: Drug War Burns Unevenly

    Events in the U.S.-Mexico Drug War presented exactly the kind of actions we’d expect from a partway-down mood.

     
  • [Article] 2010: The Deadliest Drug War Year in Mexico So Far

    [Article] 2010: The Deadliest Drug War Year in Mexico So Far

    The statistics are sobering: 15,000 dead in 2010 (30,000 in four years); 230,000 Juarez Drug War refugees; 6,000 Juarez businesses closed. Find out what the Institute sees next for Mexico’s drug war — and what this portends for marijuana legalization.

     
  • [Article] The Coming Collapse of the Marijuana Prohibition

    [Article] The Coming Collapse of the Marijuana Prohibition

    History shows that mood governs society’s tolerance for recreational drugs. A rising social mood produces prohibition of substances such as alcohol and marijuana; a falling mood produces tolerance and relaxed regulation. In the case of alcohol, the path from prohibition to decriminalization became littered with corruption and violence as the government waged a failed war on traffickers. Eventually, as mood continued to sour, the government finally capitulated to public cries for decriminalization as a means to end the corruption and bloodshed.