Sunday, May 24, 2009

Choose your poison


Here's an interesting site about opioids and related issues and problems.
I don't think that there's any such thing as a "harmless drug", no matter what some cannabis promoters claim. Just like there's no such thing as a "harmless knife".
But it's also clear to me that there is mostly money and politics behind drug laws. Just look at the fact that two of the most damaging and lethal of drugs, tobacco and alcohol, are also the two which are legal everywhere. How does that make sense?

"Narcotics have been systematically scapegoated and demonized. The idea that anyone can use drugs and escape a horrible fate is an anathema to these idiots. I predict that in the near future right-wingers will use drug hysteria as a pretext to set up an international police apparatus."
William S. Burroughs
(1914 - 1997)

"All penalties for drug users should be dropped...Making drug abuse a crime is useless and even dangerous...Every year we seize more and more drugs but the quantity available still increases...Police are losing the drug battle worldwide"
Raymond Kendall
Secretary General of Interpol 1994
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posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Sunday, May 24, 2009   6 comments links to this post

6 Comments:

At 25 May 2009 01:34:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think that there's any such thing as a "harmless drug", no matter what some cannabis promoters claim.

Yes, those crazy cats, using facts when they could just go with their gut feeling like you!

 
At 25 May 2009 02:50:00, Anonymous Yaarga said...

Asking Bill Clinton about the no-lights, no-landing gear flights in Mena might shed some light on the entire affair.

The USSA is FUNDED by narcotics. Making them legal would reduce urgency and demand.

 
At 25 May 2009 09:22:00, Blogger eolake said...

Anon, so you will claim that pot does *not* affect your memory and coordination, for example?

 
At 25 May 2009 12:09:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't use it, so it doesn't affect my memmory or co-ordination but for users I'd say that while there is evidence long-term over-use affects memory. It's sort of like the difference between a guy who has a glass of wine with dinner, and an alcoholic.

As for co-ordination, it affects that temporarily just like drinking does - which is why the law says that you can't drive while under the influence of any drugs that impair co-ordination, reflexes, judgement, etc. (ever prescription drugs if they do those things).

 
At 26 May 2009 09:57:00, Blogger Pascal [P-04referent] said...

You forgot another mass-murdering widespread legal drug : DRIVING.

"It's not speeding, as long as I'm in control. And I'm in control. Oh, sh..."

I don't think that there's any such thing as a "harmless drug"
My catnip "in control" user feline begs to differ. "Those crazy cats", indeed!
In fact, having the human equivalent of catnip would be awesome. Seriously.
Or maybe chocolate is it?... ;-)

"Anon, so you will claim that pot does *not* affect your memory and coordination, for example?"
It doesn't appear to have affected his friendly disposition... :-)

 
At 26 May 2009 12:17:00, Blogger Joe Dick said...

It doesn't appear to have affected his friendly disposition... :-)

Then it's clear he's not using.

 

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