Written By: J. Laura Arman Religiosity is an important predictor of cannabis use, according to the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy and the Department of Sociology at Florida State University. Jonathan Merritt, a well known Christian author on religion, culture and politics, wrote an article for the New York Times on Christianity and cannabis. … [Read more...] about Religion, Culture and Cannabis
Written By: J. Laura “I hope I’m making you proud,” says Alyssa to her family in Indonesia. As of November 18th, 2019, The Power of International Education (IIE) reported that the number of international students in the U.S. set an all time high in the academic year of 2018/19. Now international students are under immense pressure as new regulations rose from … [Read more...] about How Covid-19 has Affected International Students in the U.S.
Located in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is a country known for its tropical tourist destinations. But what lies behind the tourism industry is the conflicted and controversial argument on cannabis. The Transnational Institute (TNI) reported that despite the high prevalence of cannabis use, pro-cannabis policies do not exist, reflecting strong anti-drug beliefs. Due … [Read more...] about Cannabis in a Conservative Country: The History and Politics of Cannabis in Indonesia