Despite what you may believe from watching Jurassic Park or Dr. Who, the dinosaurs are extinct, and so shall be Representatives like Doug Cox (R-OK).
As the chairman of the subcommittee on appropriations for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health, I have had the opportunity to visit many of the stateâ€™s drug treatment and rehabilitation facilities. In this position, as well as my work as a physician, I have met many people who have addiction problems with methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and, more recently, K-2. Without exception, every one of these addicts told me their entry level drug was marijuana. In addition, a large number of prescription drug abusers also smoke pot. […]
Regular users tend to develop â€œamotivational syndrome,â€ a condition where they lose interest in everything except making sure they have the next joint to smoke.[…]
Potheads are more likely to be high school dropouts, unemployed, on disability, or dependent on the government dole for support. They are just downright lazy. […]
Most of us will live long enough to see the pendulum swing back the other way toward tougher penalties for pot use.
This kind of nonsense may well still be believable to a small minority of idiots in Oklahoma, but most folks today actually know people who have smoked pot, and realize just how ridiculous it is.