Drugs

College

Some Students Hope Legalized Marijuana Will Grow Campus Culture

​After a statewide legalization of recreational marijuana took effect in Massachusetts Thursday, some Harvard undergraduates said they think the new legislation will change the University’s “campus culture” for the better.

Massachusetts

Harvard Yet to Green-Light Weed Ahead of Legalization

Recreational marijuana will be legal in Massachusetts starting Dec. 15, although the future of the drug on Harvard’s campus is uncertain as the University remains mum on changes to its drug and alcohol policy.

Growing Pains
IOP

Growing Pains

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy ’98 discussed the problems created by the current opiate drug abuse epidemic in the United States during a lecture at the Institute of Politics Monday evening. Moderated by HKS Professor Amitabh Chandra, the conversational lecture included discussion of public health policy and the future of health lawmaking under president-elect Donald Trump’s future administration.

College

Harvard Students on High After Mass. Marijuana Legalization

Massachusetts narrowly approved the legalization of recreational marijuana on Tuesday night, and Harvard students are pretty excited about it.

State Politics

Massachusetts Legalizes Marijuana, Denies Expansion for Charter Schools

Massachusetts voters opted to legalize marijuana and denied a proposed lift in the state's charter school cap that was contentious among state Democrats, along with handing Hillary Clinton an overwhelming majority in the state.

Religion

Divinity School Students and Staff Debate Mass. Ballot Questions

A group of Divinity School students and staff exchanged differing opinions on the Mass. referendum questions on charter school expansion and the legalization of Marijuana on Monday.

DAPA Grants Ice Cream
College

DAPA Grants Ice Cream

Drug Alcohol Peer Advisors Dann B. Stevens ‘19 and Eleni M. Kovatsis ‘17 educate students about alcohol drinking limits while handing out ice cream Tuesday night in Quincy House.

Cambridge

Council Committee Gives Medical Marijuana Proposal Favorable Recommendation

​Sage Cannabis is one step closer to opening its proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Cambridge following a televised hearing in which city councillors questioned the company’s CEO regarding the safety of his proposed site.

Books

15 Minutes with Michael Pollan

​Michael Pollan, the acclaimed food journalist, is a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute exploring psychedelic drug therapy. Pollan talked with FM about healthy eating hacks in college and his self-proclaimed “spiritual retardation.”

College

Travia To Depart Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services

In the post for 10 years, Ryan M. Travia is set to depart Harvard mid-March and take up an associate dean of students position at Babson College.

Student Life

Cambridge Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

The Cambridge City Council passed an amendment to the Tobacco Ordinance last week that raised the age to legally purchase tobacco in Cambridge from 18 to 21, effective in June.

Harvard's Alcohol Policy
College

Analysis: Dartmouth’s Hard Alcohol Ban Unlikely To Affect Harvard

Harvard administrators and national experts said that while they are not surprised by the new policy at Dartmouth, they expect the changes to have little effect on Harvard College's alcohol policy.

Venn Diagram: PTP vs. PCP
Folklore and Mythology

Venn Diagram: PTP vs. PCP

Venn Diagram: PTP vs. PCP

Venn Diagram: PTP vs. PCP
UHS

Venn Diagram: PTP vs. PCP

Both are useless for decision-making.

Research

Study: Anti-HIV Drugs Shown Largely Safe for Pregnant Women

The recent study examined the incidence of negative health effects in infants whose mothers used antiretrovirals and was designed to help doctors assemble the safest combination of HIV drugs by indicating which are associated with the least risk.