Drug Facts

Next week is Drug Facts Week, an event organized by NIDA supposedly to promote facts, but in actuality more to promote propaganda.

So we have our own counter version at DrugWarFacts.com, which I’ve been advertising on Google (as well as on this site), and it’s gotten some pretty good hits, particularly lately. To take a page from their social marketing plans, I plan on doing some tweeting and facebooking of drug facts and getting others to do so during this week.

Give me your best facts. Real facts. Both drug facts and drug war facts. Ideally, these should be 98 characters or less including spaces (in order to tweet it and provide the appropriate link and hashtag). Short and sweet.

Examples (you don’t have to give me the character count — these are just to give you an idea of the approximate length you should aim for):

Fact: Most marijuana users never use any other illicit drug. What gateway? (74 characters)

The largest study (by NIDA) showed no increased risk of cancer for even heavy marijuana smokers. (97 characters)

And go.

Update: Give me a source link, when possible. I’m going to list these at the drug facts site and have links to the sources of info.

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78 Responses to Drug Facts

  1. AeronwyRemembers says:

    Legalized regulation; the safe option for dangerous substances.

  2. Duncan20903 says:

    This is your brain: {{{}}}

    This is your brain on prohibition: {null}

    Any questions?

  3. Servetus says:

    Prohibition runs on cash and stigmatized victims: invest your son or daughter today.

  4. Duncan20903 says:

    The motto of the Know Nothing prohibitionist is “never let the facts get in the way of disseminating an effective piece of hysterical rhetoric.”

    Too bad it’s too many characters.
    But anyway, here’s a submission from the “never let the facts get in the way of disseminating an effective piece of hysterical rhetoric” category:

    LA Police Warn of Marijuana-Containing Halloween Treats
    Oct 28, 2011 5:56pm

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department wants parents to be on the lookout for marijuana-containing candy that could make its way into children’s trick-or-treat bags, according to ABC News station KABC.

    The department recently confiscated a number of different foods made with the drug from local marijuana dispensaries, including soda, candy and snacks.

    While the sheriff’s department didn’t know of anyone who handed out marijuana-containing treats to trick-or-treaters in the past, they wanted people to know the foods were out there and not always easy to spot.


    Now I believe that this is the purest, completely unadulterated bullshit I’ve ever seen.

  5. Sterling says:

    If all illegal drug use were to be suddenly and totally curtailed, drug related deaths in the United States would decrease by 1%.

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