Thursday, July 19, 2012



"Yesterday, CNN anchor Carol Costello hosted a debate between former drug policy advisor for the Obama administration Kevin Sabet and Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance Ethan Nadelmann. Responding to the US Coast Guard and Navy's joint operation to confiscate three tons of cocaine and 240 pounds of pot bound for the United States, Nadelmann and Sabet argued the efficiency of prohibition, with Nadelmann's case for reform taking the cake: Even Sabet acknowledged the failures of a law enforcement policy. Perhaps Sabet's bogus defense of current drug policy as 'reformed' evidences his understanding that public opinion is shifting towards change -- he's just not willing to admit how much work must be done." -Alternet

In response to the old, tired, and now discredited "gateway drug" theory that Sabet mentioned, I wish Ethan had mentioned this recent study which is yet more proof that for the vast majority of folks with substance abuse issues, alcohol was their "gateway drug."

Additionally, the Netherlands tightened up on their marijuana policy because of the problems from foreign visitors coming to score, not because it was causing significant problems for the Dutch. And politically, they've had more conservatives come into office as well. And we all know how the cons hate weed - at least publicly!

Personally, I think the ability of cannabis to have a mind-expanding effect for many users is what scares Gov-Corp the most about weed. And now, we have the additional specter of Big Pharma taking it over, to profit from all the medicinal uses of cannabis while removing its mind-expanding properties.

3 Comments:

Blogger Father Tyme said...

I like to dream yes, yes, right between my sound machine
On a cloud of sound I drift in the night
Any place it goes is right
Goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here

Well, you don't know what we can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
You don't know what we can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away

Last night I held Aladdin's lamp
And so I wish that I could stay
Before the thing could answer me
Well, someone came and took the lamp away
I looked around, a lousy candle's all I found

Well, you don't know what we can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
Well, you don't know what we can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away...

Steppenwolf

Haven't flown for many a decade.
No TSA. No peeking machines.
No pat-downs.
Unlimited liquid in funny containers.
No shoes required!

I'm booking the next carpet after November.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Father Tyme: "Haven't flown for many a decade. No TSA. No peeking machines. No pat-downs.
Unlimited liquid in funny containers.
No shoes required!
"

You forgot the laser-based molecular scanner fired from 164 feet away...

7:40 AM  
Blogger Peter of Lone Tree said...

Speaking of drugs:
VA Must Disclose Documents to MK-ULTRA Victims.

3:14 PM  

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