“bullet” Maia Szalavitz has an excellent article at Reason on the recent trial of Dr. Paul Heberle: The Doctor Wasn’t Cruel Enough: How one physician escaped the panic over prescription drugs.
“bullet” The Aspen Daily News: Marijuana Group Not High on the Patriot Act Our friend Jeralyn Merrit of TalkLeft gets quoted in this article about NORML’s legal seminar: “Once you give the government power, it’s very hard to get it back.”
“bullet” Pierre Lemieux has an entertaining column in the Western Standard (Canada): Dissenters From the Drug War
Journalist H.L. Menken characterized Puritanism as “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” Why the busybodies’ own happiness at knowing that others are unhappy is deemed morally superior is an interesting paradox.
Whether some drugs help or hinder happiness should be for each individual to decide for himself.