Talking Sense About the Drug War
Don’t miss this column at the Huffington Post about our nation’s ineffectual and morally indefensible drug war.
Wait, before you go…
I was watching Fox News the other night (because I’m a thinker) when I came across a commercial for the drug war. Perhaps you’ve seen it. It’s the one that says “If you buy drugs, even pot, your money may go to fund terrorists.”
Now this was really an eye opener for me. I grew up in America’s public schools, with all the traditional fear-mongering propaganda about Pot. You know what I’m talking about – all the horror stories they feed you about the evil things pot will do to your brain? I can’t recall any of it right now, but you get the idea.
They always told us “Pot makes you violent. And Lazy.” Which never scared any kids I knew. I always thought if the violent people were lazy, we’d have a lot less crime. Imagine the thug who threatens, “I’m gonna kill you, man. Right after this burrito.”
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