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The DEA's Administrative Law Judge, Francis Young concluded: "In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume. For example, eating 10 raw potatoes can result in a toxic response. By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death. Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within the supervised routine of medical care.:
Source: US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency, "In the Matter of Marijuana Rescheduling Petition," [Docket #86-22], (September 6, 2022), p. 57.
The Truth About The War On Drugs
by Carl F. Worden
"Unless you live in a milk carton discarded just inside some wilderness area, you know that illegal drugs are available to anyone wanting to purchase them. As clean cut as I appear to be, I can "score" whatever illegal drugs I might want to try with the help of acquaintances I might meet virtually anywhere in this country. The fact is, if drugs were legalized today, I doubt their availability would be any greater than it currently is."
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Our government has used the War On Drugs, hereinafter referred to as the WOD, as an excuse to infringe upon, and, in some cases, entirely butcher, our Bill of Rights. They have sold these infringements to you and yours, based upon the perpetually wrong philosophy that the ends justify the means. In general, the American public, and perhaps some of you, bought that philosophy hook, line and sinker. I will now dispel the myths perpetrated upon the masses by our benevolent government regarding the WOD.
Unless you live in a milk carton discarded just inside some wilderness area, you know that illegal drugs are available to anyone wanting to purchase them. As clean cut as I appear to be, I can "score" whatever illegal drugs I might want to try with the help of acquaintances I might meet virtually anywhere in this country. The fact is, if drugs were legalized today, I doubt their availability would be any greater than it currently is. Given that simple fact, how come our entire population isn't in a drug induced fog right now? For that matter, why aren't YOU in a drug induced fog right now? Is it, perhaps, that you chose not to indulge? And if currently illegal drugs were legalized effective tomorrow, would you be the first in line to use them? Probably not, right? Oh sure, you might try a little pot just to know what all the hubbub is about, but I doubt you'd soon be injecting heroin or meth amphetamines into your veins. Just the thought of that sends shudders into most people!
Put me to the test. Tomorrow, ask every person you meet this question: "If hard illegal drugs were legalized, would you use them?" You will find that 98% of all the people asked that question will give an emphatically negative answer. The fact is, the other 2% who answer in the positive are probably already using them! What's wrong with this picture? Our government says the WOD must continue to protect us from our assumed inability to resist that which can harm us. "My God", they say, "you can't do that!" "Why, we'd have an epidemic on our hands!" But wait, didn't we just establish that these illegal drugs are available right now to anyone who wants to use them? Is there anyone reading this that believes the designation "illegal" inhibits anyone from using these substances, considering their wide availability and low risk of discovery? THINK! You've been fed a big fat, government sponsored lie!
Let me tell you something about the drug trade.
Robbing, stealing, murdering, raping; those are all crimes. But drug dealing is not really a crime, it is a business! Sure, the rule makers call it a crime, but it violates none of the Judeo-Christian rules. Heck, you can buy cyanide -- but would you swallow it? Why isn't cyanide an illegal substance? Here is my first revelation to you: You can discourage crimes through the criminal justice system, but you can only destroy a business by making that business unprofitable.
There are no self-starters in drug abuse. Contemplate that fact for a moment. Re-read what I just wrote. How many of you have awakened one morning and decided this is the day you will try illegal drugs? Not you! Why would you assume anyone else would? The fact is that illegal drugs are sold, often using free samples given at parties where alcohol dims judgment and where "word of mouth" advertising, the pressure of peers, gives credibility to initial experimentation. You see, it's not only a business, it is a sales business. And why do these "friends" offer you these free samples? Obviously, it is to gain new, paying "clients". In support of this seemingly insignificant sales delivery system, there is a vast array of growers, processors, cartels, smugglers, mid-level and street-level dealers who all take a "cut", making the street cost of these drugs rather significant. The result isa multi-billion dollar industry whose very survival depends on these drugs remaining illegal.
Let's consider this scenario.
The United States government passes legislation to go into competition with the drug cartels. They arrange for direct business with material suppliers in Colombia, Iran, Mexico -- you name it. Whatever drugs are being currently sold, the U.S. Government will supply them. However, these drugs will be sold only through licensed pharmacies, and with a regulated mark-up only 15% over actual cost. There will be no taxes applied. Further, no advertising of any kind regarding these drugs is allowed. Anyone wishing to purchase these very pure and inexpensive drugs would have to ask for them. At the time of purchase, the buyer would be supplied with a written warning regarding the use of the specific substance purchased. In addition, the buyer would be required to sign a waiver which affirms that if s/he becomes ill, indigent or disabled as a result of the use or abuse of the substance in question, they would be ineligible for any form of social medical treatment or welfare benefits. These forms and sales records would be forwarded by the pharmacy to the newly reorganized DEA, whose sole purpose would be reduced to that of regulation enforcement of the pharmacies and record keeping.
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