Monday, June 06, 2005

THE DRUG GULAG

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Freak Brother's books for sale..heh

The world's biggest and longest running gulag is right here in America: our prisons bulge with the masses of people put there caught in the maw of the eternal war on drugs. This exercise in puritanism extends only to the poor, minorities or physically ill.

Rush Limbaugh enjoys his freedom still. So did Bush after being snagged with illegal drugs. All our overlords even admit they used pot and they legislate in their pig sty heaven in DC.
Federal authorities may prosecute sick people who smoke pot on doctors' orders, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, concluding that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug.
Yes indeedee! Can't have people throwing up from cancer medication enjoying food again. No need to pay any attention to the bulk of research in less Talibanistic lands showing clearly that there are a number of healthy applications for using pot to treat various conditions.

Why, you might enjoy the medicine!

No Mary Poppins singing about a spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down with these grim Puritans! As they accept bribes from casiono operators and alcoholic beverage makers and cigarette producers, the idea that someone might possibly enjoy and be a little loopy using something that isn't 100% healthy is...pathetic. I can't take this anymore. As our government wastes time putting people in prison for taking drugs it opens the doors for drug companies to make a mint selling a wild number of drugs to the elderly. Arthritis? Take all sorts of drugs that cause heart attacks or liver failure or nausea but do not smoke a joint! You might have fun. That is a no-no.

The side effects of many drugs are very nasty. Pot has side effects, too. But they don't involve kidney nor liver failure nor heart attacks or even strokes. This drug has to be one of the mildest, least prone to side effects of any known drug. Indeed, simple aspirin can cause fatal stomach ulcers, for example.

The problem with pot is the ease of production. Anyone and everyone can simply grow the stuff easily. There is, if it is legalized, no way anyone can profit selling pot which is why the pot dealers are quite happy to leave it illegal too.
Under the Constitution, Congress may pass laws regulating a state's economic activity so long as it involves "interstate commerce" that crosses state borders. The California marijuana in question was homegrown, distributed to patients without charge and without crossing state lines.

Stevens said there are other legal options for patients, "but perhaps even more important than these legal avenues is the democratic process, in which the voices of voters allied with these respondents may one day be heard in the halls of Congress."
Fat chance of that happening with all the hypocrites running around in Congress! How can one have a democratic process if the press is part of the machinery keeping pot illegal?

Guess what?

They make a ton of money on TV and in print selling ads for medicines that will be the last choice of patients rather than the only choice! No mega medicine company wants legalized pot. Nor do the bars and beer pushers or cigarrette people all of whom pay around a trillion dollars together, advertising their crummy, very unhealthy garbage.

Well, I suppose they will return to pondering the riddle, why Americans are suddenly so obese.
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