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Why are Drugs Still Illegal?

Jim’s post of the same name at Vice Squad is a fascinating read…

Let me suggest four reasons. The first is simply the tyranny of the status quo.

…and it’s a status quo with a hell of a lot of momentum.

Second, there is a dose of logic which is persuasive (on the surface, at […]

Quoteable

“There is no drug known to man which becomes safer when its production and distribution are handed over to criminals” says Professor Norman Zinberg who led a study into drug addiction at Harvard Medical School. “Water would become dangerous if it were banned and handed over to a criminal black market.”

From Heroin is Harmless.

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We’re the Millers

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Variety reports that Steve Buscemi will topline New Line Cinema’s We’re the Millers, a comedy about a marijuana dealer trying to get out of the business after making one last score by smuggling 1,400 pounds of pot from Mexico. We’re the Millers, written by the Wedding Crashers scripting team of Steve Faber and Bob […]

Tossing money to the winds

I haven’t seen much yet about the 2007 budget proposals from the administration (submitted to Congress yesterday), but this article in Asia Times talks about the foreign expenditures portion. Of course, there’s a lot for continuing military operations, and especially the war on terror — now renamed “the long war” by the Pentagon.

By contrast, […]