The Vermont Cynic

Cocaine: Past and Present

November 3, 2003


Filed under Archives, Enterprise

Cocaine: What it is and Where it is Cocaine is an alkaloid found in leaves of the South American shrub Erythroxylon coca. It is a powerfully reinforcing psychostimulant. The active ingredient of the coca plant was first isolated in the West by Albert Niemann around 1860. Sigmund Freud, an early enthusi...

Happiness Is Not A Warm Gun

Ashley Lyons

February 3, 2003


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More often than not, "death be not proud," for death does not bear the torch of honor as it once did. So many deaths are today attributable to actions such as careless drug usage and reckless driving. And, sadly, these types of deaths are the ones the media chooses to glorify. News reports thus undermine ...

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