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No matter how you look at it, it's tough to argue pot should be 100% illegal. Honestly.

He knows he's probably going to get attacked for saying this, but someone has to get real about drugs in America.

The fact that weed is illegal right now is almost laughable.

A grandma smoking weed for the first time. GIF via Cut Video.


Not too many people seem to have an issue with legalized alcohol and tobacco.

Weed, on the other hand? That's a different story. Roughly half of America still gives legalized marijuana a thumbs-down.

But as we know, public opinion doesn't necessarily take facts into account.

Research shows that while drinking alcohol can be dangerous and smoking tobacco can harm your lungs, marijuana is relatively safe to use.

In this video by Healthcare Triage, Dr. Aaron Carroll points to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that found using tobacco had pretty awful effects on a person's lungs — and that marijuana use had none.

At the same time that study was published, a different study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found excessive drinking causes roughly 80,000 deaths per year.

So, if we do the math...

Although Carroll points out the pro-pot perspective, he makes sure to note marijuana should be regulated like tobacco and alcohol and legal only for people above a certain age.

"There are lots of things that are dangerous but regulated," Carroll says, noting that smoking marijuana can affect short-term memory and lower reaction time, among other things.

"We don't let kids buy tobacco or alcohol, [which] totally makes sense. The same should apply to marijuana."

Watch the whole video by Healthcare Triage below:

Former President George W. Bush and current president Donald Trump may both be Republicans but they have contrasting views when it comes to immigration.

Trump has been one of the most anti-immigrant presidents of recent memory. His Administration separated undocumented families at the border, placed bans on travelers from majority-Muslim countries, and he's proudly proclaimed, "Our country is full."

George W. Bush's legacy on immigration is a bit more nuanced. He ended catch-and-release and called for heightened security at the U.S.-Mexico border, but he also championed an immigration bill that created a guest worker program and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented people.

Unfortunately, that bill did not pass.

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It is said that once you've seen something, you can't unsee it. This is exactly what is happening in America right now. We have collectively watched the pot of racial tension boil over after years of looking the other way, insisting that hot water doesn't exist, pretending not to notice the smoke billowing out from every direction.

Ignoring a problem doesn't make it go away—it prolongs resolution. There's a whole lot of harm to be remedied and damage to be repaired as a result of racial injustice, and it's up to all of us to figure out how to do that. Parents, in particular, are recognizing the importance of raising anti-racist children; if we are unable to completely eradicate racism, maybe the next generation will.

How can parents ensure that the next generation will actively refuse to perpetuate systems and behaviors embedded in racism? The most obvious answer is to model it. Take for example, professional tennis player Serena Williams and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

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I saw this poster today and I was going to just let it go, but then I kept feeling tugged to say something.

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While this poster is great to bring attention to the issue of child trafficking, it is a "shocking" picture of a young girl tied up. It has that dark gritty feeling. I picture her in a basement tied to a dripping pipe.

While that sounds awful, it's important to know that trafficking children in the US is not all of that. I can't say it never is—I don't know. What I do know is most young trafficked children aren't sitting in a basement tied up. They have families, and someone—usually in their family—is trafficking them.

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Roland Pollard and his 4-year-old daughter Jayden have been doing cheer and tumbling stunts together since Jayden could walk. When you see videos of their skills, the level of commitment is apparent—as is the supportive relationship this daddy has with his daughter.

Pollard, a former competitive cheerleader and cheer coach, told In The Know that he didn't expect Jayden to catch on to her flying skills at age 3, but she did. He said he never pressures her to perform stunts and that she enjoys it. And as a viral video of Jayden almost falling during a stunt shows, excelling at a skill requires good teaching—something Pollard appears to have mastered.

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