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Cannabis Column: My drink of choice? Cannabis

Cannabis Column: My drink of choice? Cannabis

By Clarah Grossman

December 14, 2019

My mom peer-pressured me to drink in high school.  When I say peer-pressured, I do not mean she encouraged me to do keg stands or taught me how to play flip cup while downing as many beers as possible. With a few months shy of my first semester in college, my mom became concerned over my lack of ...

Cannabis Column: The high cost of criminal cannabis charges

Cannabis Column: The high cost of criminal cannabis charges

By Grace Griffin

November 19, 2019

One night in early 2018, a friend and I sat on a bench in the Boston Common and smoked cannabis. A Boston police officer approached us; “There’s no smoking in the Common, but just finish up that bowl and head out,” he said. Cannabis was not legal at the federal level, so I felt relieved to avoid the...