the war on drugs
drug monopolies

"Drugs are a tragedy for addicts.

Criminalizing use converts tragedy into a disaster."

William J. Bennett

Rat Park drug experiment cartoon

Addiction and the Rat Park experiments

The root of healing from addiction is connection

Isolation Breeds Addiction - Not Drugs

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered,
and It Is Not What You Think

Portugal seen as European gateway for cocaine™

Brazil Top Cocaine™ Transshipment Country

"Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

Fanatics will never learn, even if written in letters of gold across the sky.

It is the prohibition that makes anything precious." - Mark Twain

"It is possible to stop most drug addiction in the US within a very short time.

Simply make all drugs available and sell them at cost.

Label each drug with a precise description of ALL effects and risks.

This will require heroic honesty.

Don't say that marijuana is addictive or dangerous when it is neither, as millions of people know - unlike "speed," which kills most unpleasantly, or Heroin™, which can be addictive and difficult to kick." - Gore Vidal, 1970

"The tension between the governed and the governing is what makes the world go 'round.

It's not love, it's that tension, because that tension exists in love affairs.

The whole idea of control is at the heart of human relationships.

Control and resistance to control." - William Safire

The Dark, Dark Hours

"Government has no place in prohibiting consumers from buying products to harm themselves."

Milton Friedman

crime spree

"People know the drug war has failed."
Tom Ammiano

Young Stranger

The Record Setter

A Brief History of the Drug War

Dr. Carl Hart : 'Crack Wasn't the Real Problem'

"As a politician, you can use "crack cocaine" as a code word and say you’re going after the drug, but you’re actually going after people we don’t really like in our society." - Carl Hart

I Changed My Approach To Helping With Addiction

drug adiction rate

Brain Science & Myths About Addiction

"It's an epidemic and I'm afraid we're losing a whole generation."
Beth Lewis Maze, Chief Circuit Judge, 21st Judicial Circuit in Kentucky

devil's harvest

fools errand: slang term

Marijuana kills brain cancer

Does Marijuana Make You Stupid?

Alcohol as a gateway drug:
a study of US 12th graders

Neuroprotective antioxidants from marijuana

A Marijuana Bud A Day Keeps The Stroke Away

Marijuana & Stroke: Pot Compounds Protect Brain

Marijuana cuts lung cancer tumor growth in half

Joint relief: Marijuana helps mend broken bones

No bones about it: Cannabis may be used to treat fractures

Marijuana Use: Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Money, Not Morals, Drives Marijuana Prohibition Movement

Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying to Keep Marijuana Illegal

Neuroprotection by Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol

"Wide availability and peer pressure makes it almost inevitable that everyone will use drugs at some time." - Peter Moulding

March 1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) finds cannabis has no significant addictive potential.

The report notes that "few cannabis users develop dependence "and if there are withdrawal symptoms, they are "mild and short lived."

The IOM report states gateway theory is a social hypothesis.

The pharmacological qualities of cannabis go not make it a risk factor for progression to other chemical use.

The legal status of cannabis makes it a gateway drug.

"The "gateway" to hard drugs is cannabis prohibition!" - Jack Herer

Congress quietly ends federal ban on marijuana

"Growing up I heard innumerable times marijuana was a 'gateway' drug that was very likely to cause the user to graduate to hard drugs.

In elementary school I had peers who said, "Take 2 aspirin and wash them down with Coca-Cola®. It will give you a nice high."

Over-the-counter painkillers are probably the most widely abused chemicals.

And if the over-the-counter painkillers have been abused why not abuse the PHRMA in mom's medicine cabinet?

When I finish elementary school and started junior high school it was a whole new story.

These boys and girls were braver and more experienced - they had begun using drugs already.

And need you really ask the which drugs were being used?

Those that were the most easily accessible - tobacco and alcohol.

Cigarettes were number one with cheap wine and beer a close second.

And of course there was already quite a few that were dipping into Mom's medicine cabinet and Dad's liquor cabinet." - Athbhreith Athbheochan

2003 "Particularly alarming is the 212% increase from 1992 to 2003 in the number of 12 to 17 year olds abusing PHRMA, and the number of teens trying these drugs for the first time." - Columbia University's National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse chairman and president Joseph A. Califano Jr.

US Drug Enforcement Administration says nearly 7 million Americans currently abuse PHRMA, noting that is "more than the number who are abusing cocaine™, Heroin™, hallucinogens, ecstasy and inhalants combined."

DEA reports "opioid painkillers now cause more overdose deaths than cocaine and Heroin™ combined."

"People need to stand up and take notice.

Our kids are dying.

They're dying because of PHRMA chemicals." - Lynn Kissick

22 year-old Savannah Kissick overdosed on a combination of painkillers and sedatives while celebrating New Year's Eve.

2005 1 in 10 teenagers continue to abuse PHRMA according to the federally funded annual survey by the University of Michigan in .

2008 At least 485 people died in Kentucky including Savannah Kissick from PHRMA overdoses of methadone, oxycodone and hydrocodone, alprazolam (Xanax), opium, diazepam (Valium®) and fentanyl.

"We are drowning in a sea of prescription medication. It affects, quite literally, every kind, every type of crime that we have, the burglaries, the thefts, the accidents, the domestic disputes between families. It's breaking families up." - Greenup County Sheriff Keith Cooper

US Drug Enforcement Agency states that stolen or illegal purchased prescription medications are a favorite of high school and college students.

"The first time I ever got "high" was on prescribed codeine (methylmorphine - codeine sulfate and codeine phosphate) for a head injury. The first illegal drug I ever purchased was a "rack of whites", amphetamines, in middle school." - Athbhreith Athbheochan

'Robotrippin' by middle school students is increasing at 50% per year.

The key ingredient is DXM, Dex or dexmethorphan.

Lucia Martino, a 16 year old user and one of about 2.4 million teens that have used Dex, died of an overdose in September 2006.

American consumers spent $4.5 billion in 2005 on 'cold remedies'.

There is no remedy for a viral cold infection !

"When drug treatment doesn't work thats because it's an incorrect solution.

The real issue is social justice and equal access to housing, employment, wealth, healthcare, psychotherapy, education, legal services - all the things that most middle-class Americans take for granted.

We persist with behavior modification, requiring socially marginalized self-medicating drug users with serious personal problems to stop applying the balm before addressing the source of their pain."- Paul Cherashore

Barbiturates in the US

Barbiturates a century after clinical introduction

Signs and Symptoms of Dextromethorphan Abuse

Dependence risk with chronic dextromethorphan abuse

death by DEA

"Since 1971, marijuana has been classified as a "Schedule I" narcotic, meaning it has no medical value.

That's the same category as Heroin™.

And as if that's not goofy enough, that also would suggest marijuana is more dangerous than crack cocaine, a Schedule II drug that no one in the sane world describes as less dangerous than marijuana." - Clarence Page


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