Homework #4 - Tovah Popilsky SID 3033831805 Shawn Shirazi Wednesday 3:00PM Discussion Section 24 October 2018 Homework#4 Pharmako Poeia Response pages

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Tovah Popilsky SID: 3033831805 Shawn Shirazi Wednesday 3:00PM Discussion Section 24 October 2018 Homework #4: Pharmako Poeia Response pages 119-153 (opioids, kava, etc.) or pages 177-225 (wildness, Cannabis, Green Man, etc.) “Sometimes I think that history is a war of poisons, and that bipedal hominids are mere pawns and soldiers, mouthing whatever slogans or propaganda are current, but ignorant of the designs and strategies of the true plant generals who direct the action from a realm beyond our usual ken.” -Pharmako Poeia, page 161 While reading the section about kava, I saw this passage and thought it was very interesting because of how it compares kava and other poisons like alcohol, which is mentioned in a few sentences before this. In particular, this passage talks about how people tend to believe certain myths about drugs and tend to stem away from the plant-based allies that are “trustworthy”. I thought this is definitely true because there are a lot of plants in the world that
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