Articles tagged with: War on Drugs

America Loves Booze and Pot

Written by Alan Caruba on Tuesday, 15 April 2014. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

Oddly enough, Americans seem ready to accept the decriminalization of marijuana at the same time that tobacco use is becoming ever more restricted.

America Loves Booze and Pot

In 1919 the eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale or transportation of “intoxicating liquors” in the United States and by 1933 the era of prohibition was over when the twenty-first Amendment rescinded it. Alcohol consumption was and is a social problem, but sometimes the government is not the right vehicle for dealing with them.

Why “Legal” Pot May Turn Out to Be Bad News

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 03 January 2014. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Legalizing marijuana is not necessarily a victory for freedom. In fact, it may turn out to be a boon for the police state.

Why “Legal” Pot May Turn Out to Be Bad News

Legalizing pot may turn out to be a not very good idea. Not because the state (or anyone) has the right to tell a person what they may or may not ingest, freely buy or sell . . . but because of the excuse it will give the police state to become even more authoritarian than it already is.

The “War” on Some “Drugs”

Written by Eric Peters on Monday, 25 November 2013. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

The war on some drugs is actually a war on reason as well as ethics – with the inevitable casualties being human beings, not the “drugs” allegedly being warred upon.

The “War” on Some “Drugs”

I recently posted a video news story (see here) about a slightly built man with Down’s Syndrome who had his colostomy bag ripped from his body (and suffered a beat-down by police) because they believed the bulge that was his colostomy bag contained “illegal drugs.” A couple weeks ago, a man in New Mexico was subjected to multiple forced anal probes, enemas and a colonoscopy (see here) because cops believed he was harboring “illegal drugs” in his clenched butt cheeks.

Government Creates Drug Demand, Then Serves 'Customers'

Written by Donald Hank on Wednesday, 09 October 2013. Posted in Opinion, Donald Hank

Not only is the "War on Drugs" a phony war that does more harm than good, in many ways the secret polices of government are at least partially responsible for both the demand and supply of illicit narcotics.

Government Creates Drug Demand, Then Serves 'Customers'

Reports seem to show that:

One Thing Leads to Another

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 06 June 2013. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Most people have been conditioned to never think in terms of rights but only in terms of “legal” and “illegal.” The difference in perspective is everything. It is, in some cases, the difference between life and death.

One Thing Leads to Another

Kevin Bailey, 22, got into a fatal shootout with Solon, Ohio cops the other day. It all began over a minor traffic violation – failure to signal before changing lanes. Once he had Bailey pulled over, the cop claimed he “smelled marijuana” – and it went bad from there. Bailey took off, ran off the road and – as the cops closed in on him, fired his gun at the cops. The cops were better shots and Bailey was killed at the scene.

REAL Warriors Oppose the State’s War on Cannabis

Written by Glenn Horowitz on Thursday, 24 May 2012. Posted in Opinion, Glenn Horowitz

Americans are subject to severe penalties for laws that are at best capricious for the non-crime of seeking natural remedies for painful and debilitating disorders.

REAL Warriors Oppose the State’s War on Cannabis

“After two puffs on a marijuana cigarette, I was turned into a bat.”
~ Dr. James C. Munch, testifying before Congressional hearings on the Marijuana Tax Act (1937)

Oxi: New Dangerous Drug Spreads In Brazil

Written by Dennis Behreandt on Friday, 20 May 2011. Posted in Americas, World

More powerful than cocaine and more deadly too. A new drug is sweeping Brazil and leaving death in its wake.

Oxi: New Dangerous Drug Spreads In Brazil

It’s cheaper, perhaps more powerful and definitely more dangerous than even crack cocaine. The new illicit drug is “oxi,” known, The Rio Times of Brazil notes, “as the drug of death” because those hooked on it often die within a year. But what it amounts to before death is an attempt by users to turn themselves into insensible zombies.