Under the pseudonym “Mr. X,” Sagan wrote a 1969 essay for Time magazine about the personal benefits he’d seen from cannabis use . Then in his mid-30s, he admitted to smoking throughout the prior decade. “I find that today a single joint is enough to get me high,” he wrote , going on to observe that marijuana had enhanced his appreciation for art and music. He concluded that “the illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.”
The climbing tree stand works on very basic principal, it simply binds on the trunk of the tree creating a wedge that is held tight by the hunter’s weight. This binding effect is accomplished by the design that the clamping device encircling the trunk is elevated to a 30 degree angle above the stand’s main framework. The frame work of the stand is at a 90 degree angle to the tree giving the climbing stand two points of contacts anchored at two different angles. Factor in the weight of the person standing at the furthest distance from the tree as possible and you have created a bind that supports the stand, preventing any slippage.