Monthly Archives: August 2015

Are There Any Benefits to Legalizing Recreational Marijuana?

Are There Any Benefits to Legalizing Recreational Marijuana?The debate over the advantages and disadvantages of legalizing marijuana has been going on in all corners of the U.S. In a handful of states, voters have spoken and agreed to legalize this drug for recreational use by adults. In spite of the votes, there is no evidence that there is any benefit to legalizing marijuana or to those who choose to use it in a recreational way.

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Bill Aims to Reduce Drug Trafficking From Latin America

Bill Aims to Reduce Drug Trafficking From Latin AmericaIn a bipartisan move, two U.S. representatives from across the aisle have reintroduced legislation that is intended to reduce North, South and Central American drug trafficking. Called the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission Act of 2015, this bill would include a commission for evaluating U.S. drug policies, programs and recommendations for counter-narcotics policies in South and Central America.

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Affordable Care Act Pushes Hispanics to Sign up for Healthcare

Affordable Care Act Pushes Hispanics to Sign up for HealthcareWhile the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is supposed to reach all uninsured Americans, Hispanics are being left behind. This year, the government is spending a significant amount of its ACA outreach budget on getting members of the Hispanic community signed up. Issues include confusion over how to select a plan, language barriers and fears about exposing undocumented family members.

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8 Delicious Non-Alcoholic Beverages and ‘Mocktails’ to Beat the Heat

8 Delicious Non-Alcoholic Beverages and ‘Mocktails’ to Beat the HeatWhen it comes to enjoying summer picnics and barbeques sober, you can do a lot better than non-alcoholic beer and wine or even soda. There are tastier, healthier and more creative options. If you’re avoiding alcohol, be the one who is known for bringing the fun, alcohol-free beverages. Put as much effort into coming up with a few favorite recipes as you did perfecting your favorite cocktail. Drinkers and non-drinkers alike will love these summer sippers!

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