The O’Shaughnessy’s Reader is an ongoing history of the medical marijuana movement —the relevant background to today’s news.

Dispatches are original articles by writers in the O’Shaughnessy’s entourage.

The Second Column includes material we consider worth sharing from various sources.

Correspondence may include retro messages from the managing editor

Our Times items you might have missed from a POV you might appreciate. Some might say off-topic, but we say the entourage effect applies in p0litics as well as in pharmacology.

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