Governor Mario Cuomo

Mario Cuomo Leaves Us With a Great Quote

Mario Cuomo, three-term former governor of New York, died today. Because NY state governors are sworn in on New Year’s Day, it was the same day his son, Andrew Cuomo, was sworn in for his second term as governor. But I’m writing here about this extraordinary quote I found in an article about him: “Given […]

Cannabis Is Part of Our Society

Ever since Prohibition was repealed, the ongoing excuse to keep alcohol and tobacco legal (as opposed to marijuana) is because they’re “part of our society”.  Never mind the huge ongoing death toll from smoking, long-term alcohol abuse and drunk driving. Well, millions of Americans use cannabis every day too. It is also part of our […]

Marijuana Was Legal At the Federal Level In The Sixties

This one is right out of Old Hippie’s infamous stash of little-known facts. In the process of doing some historical research, I found some interesting tidbits. Today is, at least according to one source, exactly 75 years since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the dangerous and illegal Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, based largely […]