Tuesday, September 8, 2009

1990 Flashback - Drug Problems in Perspective

This article "Drug problems in perspective" is from June 1990. Alas, here we are almost twenty years later, still spending billions of tax payer dollars fighting an unwinnable War on (people who choose to use certain) Drugs.

"Drug use "endemic" (ingrained) rather than epidemic."

Cannabis is a plant that has been used by humans for medicine, religion, food, fiber, paper, fuel and gasp! recreation, for thousands and thousands of years. Just because our government bans its use doesn't make it magically disappear, we learned that valuable lesson already from the failed prohibition of alcohol. We have NEVER been a drug free species and never will be the Utopian drug free society our politicians insanely demand of us. When will the Canadian government realize that they can't legislate human behavior?

"Clearly, rumours of a Canadian drug epidemic overstate the situation, creating a hysterical "war-on-drugs" mentality."
Read the whole article here.

Utopia ~ \y-ˈtō-pē-ə\

: an imaginary and indefinitely remote place

2 often capitalized : a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions

3 : an impractical scheme for social improvement

What's next? Caffeine?

UPDATE: Read my post: How Cannabis Works

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