Friday, October 07, 2005

U.S. Condones Legal Cocaine and Methamphetamine

Did you know that coke and meth are legal in the United States? That's right. Both are classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as Schedule II Substances, which allows them to be used medically. Pharmaceutical cocaine has proven valuable as a cardiac stimulant and nasal cavity anaesthetic. Prescription meth (marketed under the brand name Desoxyn) is used to treat hyperactivity. Doctors, patients, pharmacists, and corporate drug execs (don't forget the cartellians) have access to these two substances, the rest of us will just have to "keep our gunpowder dry", as we say in Texas, to defend our homes against addicts looking for quick dough to pay the inflated mob prices.

Legislators and pundits often claim we can't allow medical marijuana because it sends the wrong message to children about recreational marijuana. "It will confuse those poor youngsters, and WE HAVE TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN!" They argue cannabis is a "gateway drug" to more dangerous substances (like cocaine and methamphetamine), and therefore cannot be used medically. Strangely enough, those legislators never use the "consistent message" plea when it comes to coke and meth.

Or perhaps it isn't strange at all. The pharmaceutical lobbyists who fund political campaigns know that meth and coke are synthetic and derivative, and can be patented. So the American "free market" allows big-pharma bribery of politicians, who will gladly enact laws turning their fellow sick and dying Americans into criminals for using cannabis, while allowing corporations to continue pushing highly-addictive and toxic chemicals down our throats.

So much for "protecting the children"...


Blogger defjef from the far left said...

mmmmm.... capitalism

jesus loves capitalism

10:27 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

i don't know how/why you found my blog. but uh, thanks? i guess...

12:28 AM  
Blogger cher said...

ok, that is the most appauling thing i have ever heard. do they pay for these peoples rehab too? and what about family councelling when their family life turns to mush? and what do the people who legally use it tell their children???? ugh.

8:15 AM  
Blogger M. Simon said...

As long as we are on the topic:
The War On Unpatented Drugs


5:24 AM  
Blogger Philosopher of the Future said...

good point about the cocain being legal for medicinal use... perhaps however, marijuana would be a different story since it is more widespread in the first place and is backed by a large legalization movement. The public would view medical marijuana legalization differently than medical cocaine.

10:35 PM  

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