Tagged: legalizing drugs

Drugs Are Bad

In the aftermath of last week’s voting, in which Californians roundly rejected Prop 19, the initiative to decriminalize marijuana, the┬áLos Angeles Times┬áhinted that maybe possibly it was time to have a frank discussion about our nation’s failed drug policy. The paper, which ran editorials denouncing Prop 19, endorsed a “no” vote, and ignored eloquent voices...

Manufactured Versus Natural: Big Pharma Wins Again!

An enticing banner ad has been plastered recently all over the highly trafficked sites. It’s got a pulchritudinous brunette beaming a contented smile. She’s pretty but not too sexy, a natural gal, unthreatening and pure. The text asks viewers how they would feel if they learned that there was a newly developed chemical compound that...

Marijuana’s Dirty Little Sceret

Marijuana’s earnest legislative warriors don’t want to come right out and admit it: pot makes people feel good. Its main “side-effect” is that it makes everything feel better. It’s pleasurable. It’s fun. Medicine is not supposed to be any of these things. To placate the angry prudes who don’t want anyone enjoying themselves too much...