Actor Charlie Sheen is shown in Oliver Stone’s Platoon, a film about the Vietnam War that includes several scenes of troops smoking pot. Sheen’s character Chris Taylor wrestles with feelings of fear during battle and a crisis of conscience. Incidentally, the role was reportedly first offered to late singer Jim Morrison of the Doors. Photo: Orion Pictures

Smoke that joint, private! Dopamine-boosters like marijuana inhibit fear and could keep troops in battle, Chinese scientists claim

Pentagon may legalise use of recreational drug if US Democrat Bernie Sanders wins this year’s presidential race, and new Chinese study claims to confirm for first time how weed can turn weeds, or cowards, into heroes

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Actor Charlie Sheen is shown in Oliver Stone’s Platoon, a film about the Vietnam War that includes several scenes of troops smoking pot. Sheen’s character Chris Taylor wrestles with feelings of fear during battle and a crisis of conscience. Incidentally, the role was reportedly first offered to late singer Jim Morrison of the Doors. Photo: Orion Pictures
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