Can we help NIDA with its drug-free goal?

The government is once again seeking the elusive “drug free” fantasy.

National Institute on Drug Abuse:

Please share: It’s Red Ribbon Week (Oct 23-31). Be part of the creation of a drug-free America by taking the Red Ribbon pledge:

Drug-free America? Really? How?

I asked them for their definition of “drug free America,” but they haven’t responded.

How would they even answer that?

After all, our bodies create drugs that are necessary for our survival, so achieving a true drug-free America would require an act of genocide so horrific that it would dwarf the holocaust. Perhaps Homeland Security’s SWAT teams should pay a visit to the NIDA offices to see what they’re plotting.

But who knows… maybe NIDA has some other, secret, definition of drug-free that doesn’t actually include being… drug-free. Maybe they mean that they want America to stop taking drugs, ie, external drugs as opposed to bodily processes.

Of course, that would mean going after caffeine, so why isn’t NIDA campaigning against Starbucks? Or having meetings with Pfizer and the other pharmaceutical companies and asking them to stop making drugs?

Hmmm… I guess drug-free may be an even more restrictive definition to NIDA. Let’s see what else we can discover.

From their link, we find: “We will set a good example for our children by not using illegal drugs or medicine without a prescription.”

It’s certainly not drug-free, but it’s a more specific goal — aimed at the use of an arbitrary list of drugs that have been deemed illegal. But while individuals could live up to such a pledge, there’s still no way that America would stop using all such drugs, so a pledge won’t help them achieve a “drug-free” (under their definition) goal.

But wait — maybe we can help! If the goal is to achieve an America where nobody uses illegal drugs, that’s actually possible.

All we have to do is legalize all drugs.

It’s simple and effective.

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25 Responses to Can we help NIDA with its drug-free goal?

  1. divadab says:

    The problem is that NIDA’s real goal has nothing to do with making America “drug free”. The main goal appears to be to maintain NIDA employees’ jobs and solid gold medical and pension benefits. And since it’s all on our nickel, we’re already helping them achieve 100% of their goal.

    Milking it. Lying dominionist parasites.

  2. darkcycle says:

    Please share: It’s Red Ribbon Week (Oct 23-31). Be part of the creation of a drug-free* America by taking the Red Ribbon pledge:

    * By drugs we mean anything not sold for a profit by the shitstem designated gatekeepers. This includes any drug: Not manufactured by a favored company, and/or not prescribed by a designated representative or dependent of said company. No herbal remedies that actually or potentially may possess medicinal benefits. No synthetic or mimetic substitutes for such herbal remedies, or any new medicines not developed and patented by above mentioned favored companies. Oh yeah…and raw Milk.

    Always look at the bottom of a tweet when you see an asterisk, Pete. Jus’ trying to help.

  3. darkcycle says:

    Hey, despite my seeming confidence in the last post, we really do need some help here in Washington right now. Moving this newest on the WSLCB here, just to be sure it gets seen (sorry, Pete).

    Maybe we can bring all cannons to bear for a day or so? Let them see the fury of Pete’s Couch.

    • Freeman says:

      Somewhere, a bearded drug policy analyst and wslcb consultant who thinks mmj is a scam is smiling.

      • darkcycle says:

        Time is showing the (non) value of his advice. I’ll tell ya who else is smiling…The black market. Those are the guys with job security now.

  4. Yojo says:

    “We will set a good example for our children by not using illegal drugs or medicine without a prescription.”

    Big Alcohol pays off the politicians who in turn write NIDA’s checks. So in their compromised world, parents who use only alcohol are better examples for children than parents who use marijuana.

  5. DdC says:

    I gave you fair warning:
    either you or your head must be OFF!
    Off with their heads!
    The Red Queen

    ☛ It’s Over,
    but the Fat Lady Ain’t Singing
    and the Walking DEAd are Clueless…

    ☛ Caution: We Have Come a Long Way Baby.
    But not quite this far….

    ☛ Is it time to get rid of the DEA? ecp

    ☛ The Drug Worriers Should Be Busted by the (HUAC) ecp
    House Committee on Un-American Activities

    ☛ NIDA’s Nutty Nora’s Tax Paid Gossip ecp

  6. A Critic says:

    “After all, our bodies create drugs that are necessary for our survival, so achieving a true drug-free America would require an act of genocide so horrific that it would dwarf the holocaust.”

    That is the long term goal, albeit with the target being the globe not merely America. Study the state and you’ll see that this is true. There can be no greater act of power than killing everyone. The state always craves more power…always. This is the inevitable end…assuming that the state manages not to destroy itself first.

  7. DdC says:

    We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
    Abraham Lincoln

    We will set a good example for our children by not using illegal drugs. So we must Legalize for the sake of the children. All OTC medications are medicine without a prescription. Alcohol, chemical waste dump cigarettes and meat are obtained without a prescription. GMO food listed as a pesticide is obtained without a prescription. Guns and fertilizer to blow up federal buildings is obtained without a prescription. Funding LIAR’s like NIDA’s fool Nora should require a prescription.

    I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
    ~ Abraham Lincoln

    The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
    John F. Kennedy

  8. Freeman says:

    The trouble is, we can’t take the illegality of some drugs seriously as long as the federal government refuses to budge on marijuana’s scheduling in the most-dangerous and least-medically-useful category, when we can all see for ourselves that it doesn’t belong there.

    How about a pledge from NIDA to perform an excranius rectus extractus on themselves and get realistic?!

  9. Howard says:

    The echo chamber rails on;

    Yes, yet again, Kevin has disallowed any comments. But fortunately, surely for our entertainment, he does include these gems;

    “People’s image of marijuana legalization, however, is not consistent with this new corporate reality. Folks are still stuck in the 1970s — they think of peace loving, drum playing, harmless pot smokers who just want to light up without the hassle of the law.”


    “Hippies, step aside please. Marijuana’s Marlboro Man is about to take the stage.”

    Good grief, no wonder the comments are turned off! Maybe commenters couldn’t type from laughing so hard so they’ve been spared the trouble. The NIDA is surely proud of Kevin’s ongoing efforts to assist them in making the country drug free.

    Too bad he’s such a coward and cannot handle the thought of being challenged.

    • Howard says:

      I was curious about Huffington Post’s comment policy, so I read their faq. No where did I find info about authors who shut down their articles to comments. But I did find these cheery sentences;

      “The Huffington Post has a thriving user community and actively encourages commenting
      on news stories and blog posts.”

      “Every person’s opinion is valuable and unique.”

      Uh, except to Kevin Sabet.

      • Frank W says:

        This might be a paid advertisement. Maybe we’ll see an article somewhere that reveals Huffpo has been sneaking in a noxious form of revenue.

      • Duncan20903 says:


        Do you even have a clue about how much overtime it costs HuffPo for moderators when comments on Kev-Kev’s regurgitant philosophies? Well neither do I but it has to be a large number. A very large number indeed.

        Kev-Kev’s brand spanking new motto: “Who are you going to believe, me or your own two eyes?”

    • Matthew Meyer says:

      Note that Kevin Sabet always talks about the “marijuana industry” and the “marijuana lobby.”

      Not once does he mention “the will of the people.”

      Big mistake. Huge.

    • crut says:

      The term “hanging by a thread” was never more apt.

    • Here is a good shot across Kevin’s bow.

      Marijuana is safer than alcohol

  10. Matthew Meyer says:

    When I’ve taught courses on drugs in the past, I’ve often asked students at the beginning of the term to define the word “drug.”

    Oh, how they squirm!

  11. Servetus says:

    Drug free society? What about a free and open society?

    People can have a free and open society, but it can’t be drug free. It’s also possible to have a restricted or closed society, but it won’t be drug free. ‘Drug free society’ is Orwellian. The real choice being made under prohibition is between a free and open society, or a closed society. In this case, the NIDA’s legal mandate is for the latter. Their motto should be ‘drug oppressed society’.

    Drug oppression is something the NIDA would have to admit applies to its own staff members. If Dr. Nora Volkow, or some other NIDA scientist, were to acquire a deadly disease that only an illegal cannabinoid could control or cure, they would be obligated by the FDA laws they worship to commit suicide by rejecting the very compounds that could save them. Under these circumstances, I don’t think most would choose to end their own lives, although Volkow might. More power to her. It’s hard to tell how many citizens she and her cronies have killed in their epic fight to prohibit natural cannabinoids from reaching those who needed them. She’s prohibition’s Dr. Mengele, and she is definitely included in the drug war criminals list.

  12. stlgonzo says:

    OT:After 20 Years in Prison, Missouri Man Serving Life Without Parole for Marijuana Asks Governor for Clemency

  13. claygooding says:

    Can I help NIDA achieve a drug free world,,,nope.

  14. John says:

    NIDA wants me to pledge to be drug-free for a whole week?
    That’s just silly.

    • Duncan20903 says:


      Sheeee-eee-it!! I’ll throw a party if they’re giving away free drugs for a week! Can we split up the prohibitionists allotment? I’m not sure that it’s a good idea to give free drugs to a prohibitionist. Especially this close to their epiphany and realization that they’ve gotten their butts kicked up and down the street by people who they think are amotivational, worthless, and unable to set and accomplish goals. If only we could be sure that they’ll use their free drugs to enrich and benefit our society by using them to commit suicide then maybe it could be a good thing. But those idiots would probably take them down to the elementary school and give them to the children because that’s what they think that you’re supposed to do with (some) drugs.

      • Duncan20903 says:


        Hey wait a second…are the free drugs going to be the ones that mother gives you? Large or small but please, please, please — anything other than doing nothing at all.

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