Good drugs and their bad tendencies

After several decades of working on this (ok, worked on it in the 90s then took some time away) my book, When Good Drugs Go Bad: Opium, Medicine, and the Origins of Canada's Drug Laws has been released. You can order a copy of the hardcover here. And for reference, here is a picture of… Continue reading Good drugs and their bad tendencies

Media II: the morning after the referenda

Two more states voted for various forms of cannabis legalization. The District of Columbia also voted to permit marijuana possession. Several municipalities in New England passed similar initiatives. These are big deals. How they will play out in Canada (if at all) is a good topic of debate. I spoke to Yahoo News about this,… Continue reading Media II: the morning after the referenda

Digital newspaper databases–first try

I have been attempting to compile a list of online searchable digital newspaper databases. It is more difficult than you may think. What follows is the first draft, I suppose, of the results. ┬áMost of this is English language material (except the general clearing house databases, many of which contain links to other language papers).… Continue reading Digital newspaper databases–first try