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More drug war follies

bullet image Rochester, New York, police apparently never heard of the First Amendment’s right to assemble. ‘Drug free zones’ proposal for Rochester neighborhoods

Rochester City Council member Adam McFadden is proposing a law that would create drug free zones in the city of Rochester. It would mean that police officers would have the authority to arrest anyone who is loitering in front of a home, a businesses or on a street corners…no questions asked.

bullet image Number of babies born with drug addition rising – that’s right – drug addition (same mistake is made in the body of the article).

It’s not just the spelling. The whole article is a joke.

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19 comments to More drug war follies

  • allan

    “drug addition”

    is that like when I smoke a joint on shrooms? (when I’m on shrooms, not the joint)

  • darkcycle

    …and yet, there at the Ledger-Independent, they show 0 (as in zero) comments. How can that be? *scoff*

  • DdC

    Drug Addition

    If 10 stoners were to smoke one pound of pot. If each joint weighed one gram smoked at 3 per hour.. How long would it take to consume the pound of pot?

    Probably all night.

    Drug addition is how I learned the metric system…
    1 ounce = 28.3495231 grams
    2.2 lbs per kilo

    Or maybe an addition to drugs are tunes and munchies.

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    More crack baby fearmongering, this time with heroin and prescription opiates as the demon drug.

    The proper course of treatment for an opiate dependent pregnant women is methadone maintenance. While withdrawal is rarely fatal in adults, it can kill a fetus and cause a miscarriage. Compared to untreated or abstinence-only drug treatment, mothers on methadone maintenance have healthier babies.

    The Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is managed with medications. Once the newborn is fully tapered there is no evidence of lasting damage or impairment. The benefits conferred by methadone (fewer complications, higher birth weights, ect) outweigh the detriments of having the newborn go through NAS.

    NAS is a terrible thing. Opiate withdrawal is a traumatic enough in adults, to see it in an innocent newborn provokes a visceral reaction. Say what you will about NAS, it cannot compare to fetal alcohol syndrome. Alcohol, completely legal, is by far worse for the developing fetus than heroin. If all alcohol dependent pregnant women were switched to opiates it would be a major victory for public health.

    Then there’s this:

    better use of the state’s KASPER system to monitor the issuance of prescription drugs by doctors, which limits patients who “doctor shop,” has been successful, but the use of heroin as the drug of choice has increased dramatically as a result.

    And who could have seen that coming? Only everyone who understands the relative inelasticity of the drug marketplace. Meanwhile chronic pain patients find themselves stigmatized, under-treated and in some cases left in such agony as to commit suicide. Some pain patients have to doctor shop because doctors are afraid to prescribe at the dosages needed to relieve their pain, some patients may also go to the black market.

    She said 29 percent of that number are females and the average cost to taxpayers for substance abuse in Kentucky has risen to $23,000-$25,000 per person. That cost includes ER visits, incarceration costs, and judicial costs. The cost for treating a person who goes into an intensive substance abuse program is $2,500 per year.

    So many drug war dollars to go around, except of course for anything that might actually help the woman and her child.

  • claygooding

    Denver is learning the hard way that even local prohibitionists in positions of authority will do everything in their power to make sure any legalization effort fails,,the city council wants it illegal to possess marijuana in any city park or property and illegal for your neighbor to see you smoking it through a window or your backyard,,or smelling it from even from out of sight.
    Prohibition is a cancer and we must cut it out of our government at every level,,it is time for heads to stand up and run our cities and states,,too hell with these fucking straights.

    • DdC

      I think they’re antihigh. Seems like a cold damp lonely place for the mind to be.

      Denver Mulls Outlawing Drifting Marijuana Smoke

      Denver Ordinance Could Make Smell Of MJ Illegal
      CN: By Matt Ferner, The Huffington Post October 11, 2013
      Denver — A new city ordinance being considered in Denver could make the smell of marijuana, or even just the sight of someone smoking marijuana, illegal if it can smelled or seen by others. Mayor Michael Hancock and some Denver City Council members want to pass the ordinance over fears that public pot consumption could become a problem in Mile High City after voters approved Amendment 64 last November. It legalized marijuana for recreational use by adults 21 and over, and retail marijuana shops will open their doors for the first time Jan. 1, 2014 in the city.

  • strayan

    OT drug driving related. Hemp seed leads to drug driving charge:

    …he said that extremely low levels of a drug did not impair a driver, and did not present a threat to public safety.

    ”What are these laws actually trying to achieve?” Mr Vines said.

    ”They’re road safety laws, they’re sold to us as laws that are supposed to make drivers safer, and for our roads to be safer,” he said.

    ”But by adopting a zero-tolerance approach to illegal drugs, as opposed to alcohol where there’s a threshold, there’s no allowance for any sort of scientific basis for when a person is actually impaired.”

    Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/hempseed-muesli-led-to-act-drugdriving-charge-laws-under-fire-20131011-2vegn.html

    • Windy

      And as soon as they start using cannabis in a medical sense, they get their right to own and carry a firearm taken away.

  • Pete Bulkners

    Me.Bulkner is gonna plan a domestic cleansing.Purifying Americas beautiful Christian faith.to much has satan’s apple deceived our youth in radical rebellion and ignore GOD’S commandment ! That these hethens under that narcotics spell wreck havoc on society . Bless those who must fall in the disttruction of the Tree of Eden. It’s seeds have formed a genocide of questionable belief in our Jesus Christ Lord And Savior *TM*. This ungodly defiance needs taken care by holy blood fire (purification ) on those assumed may at any point consumed or question the CSA. They need to know we are saving them by exorism . Crucify them in Jesus’s glorie AMAN !

  • CJ

    i liked the speech too. my problem with ethan is always the same. it was particularly apparent here, he asked everybody about their use and questioned them over almost every drug and drug class except opiates. he just has nothing to say about heroin and opiates really, it makes me not want to get behind him. hes making a big mistake too because after weed the most popular drug of choice is opiate based drugs so he’s making a mistake pushing us away like that.

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