Open Thread

“bullet” The Drug War Roundup this week focuses on building a wall. Tons of good stuff.
“bullet” I’ve been wondering for some time just what this “skunk” is that the British media seem to be smokin’ and why is it that they seem to be the only ones?

Record numbers of teenagers are requiring drug treatment as a result of smoking skunk, the highly potent cannabis strain that is 25 times stronger than resin sold a decade ago.
More than 22,000 people were treated last year for cannabis addiction – – and almost half of those affected were under 18. With doctors and drugs experts warning that skunk can be as damaging as cocaine and heroin, leading to mental health problems and psychosis for thousands of teenagers, The Independent on Sunday has today reversed its landmark campaign for cannabis use to be decriminalised. […]
“Once it has hit the frontal lobes of the developing adolescent, you just don’t know whether they’ll recover or not.”

Well, thehim’s been wondering the same thing, and he may have an explanation.
“bullet” Also via thehim, check out this Open Letter to Bill Richardson by the strangely named xxdr zombiexx.
“bullet” Interesting concept: If the police attack you illegally in your home, you have the right to resist.

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