The Guilfordian

U.S. Incarceration Rate Second Highest in World

Madison Ward and Roman Raies

December 7, 2018

The U.S. has the one of the highest rates of incarceration in the world. According to the 2015 World Prison Population List from the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, the U.S. incarcerates 698 people per 100,000, a rate higher than every other country other than Seychelles. In 2015, the U.S....

States vote pot this election

States vote pot this election

Aarushi Ahuja, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

Planted within this election was a victory for a most unexpected candidate: weed. In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared that drug abuse was America’s biggest enemy and launched the controversial offensive known as the War on Drugs. This attack was centered on restricting supply and hoped to...

Student shares research on prenatal exposure to cannabis

Leah Whetten-Goldstein, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

On Sept. 28, senior Kate Rich gave a presentation about her medical internship this past summer. “As a health science major, it is a requirement to do a medical internship,” said Rich. “So I interned at the Orange County Health Department for five weeks over the summer.” Rich started off...

Greensboro’s pot not as local as we think

Greensboro’s pot not as local as we think

Nicole Zelniker, Senior Writer

November 21, 2014

Throughout the United States, Mexican drug cartels sell marijuana to dealers, who in turn sell it to anyone willing to buy. Circulating in most major U.S. cities, the amount of drugs has spiked sharply in recent years, as has the number of drug-related deaths, according to the National Post. In Gree...

Mega iLL’s: pizza and pot make one-stop munchie spot

Chase Clausen, Staff Writer

April 11, 2014

No need for imagination. Recently, a pizzeria by the name of Mega iLL’s opened in Vancouver, Canada. Mark Klokeid, bone marrow cancer survivor and co-owner of the restaurant, believes that his ability to recover from a tough cancer was due in large part to medical marijuana. Klokeid is now providing...

Student senate proposes bold change to campus pot policy

Student senate proposes bold change to campus pot policy

Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

It’s no secret that Guilford College leans further to the left than most of North Carolina. However, it may surprise students to know that North Carolina’s marijuana policies are more liberal than Guilford’s. “If you have what is considered a slap on the wrist, and it has been expunged from...

To weed or not to weed: Medical marijuana legal in state, but not in sport?

James Sharpe, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014

“The NFL could definitely benefit from medical marijuana,” said Elle, an employee at The Clinic Colorado whose last name was withheld, in a telephone interview with The Guilfordian. In an interview with USA Today, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that the NFL has not ruled out the use of medicinal...

One drug, two nations and the marijuana debate

Aditya Garg, Ty Gooch, Ty Gooch, and Aditya Garg

September 20, 2013

Pot fanatics are not holding it in any longer. Not only on campus, but nationwide, advocates for the legalization of marijuana have clearly voiced their demands. In November 2013, Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize marijuana, sparking nationwide movements and policy debates. “The pulse of the country is changing and moving towards legalization and decrimina...

Uruguay poised to legalize pot

Uruguay poised to legalize pot

Rishab Revankar, World & Nation Editor

September 13, 2013

Green bud. Cannabis. Weed. Killer Weed. Marijuana. At the federal level, none of it’s been legalized in any nation — as of today. But as for tomorrow, only Uruguay will tell. Home to a population of just over three million, the South American republic is poised to become the first country to...