For years I have felt the United States government’s war on drugs to be misguided, at best. Political agendas have always played a big role and lots of suffering results. Now we are reaping the horrors of irresponsible pain med prescriptions.
My little town is like many others facing epidemic heroin addiction and subsequent crime. We need reforms to help addicted persons, not imprison them. So many people might still be around, like the talented Philip Seymour Hoffman and long lost comedian Mitch Hedberg, not to mention the destroyed potential of countless everyday citizens.
That said, I don’t know how to change things and must defer to those wiser than me to help make the situation better. I hope the future finds science debunking myths about many illegal substances, our legal system backing down from the fiscal and human waste of this war. I'd like to see the legitimate benefits of substances like LSD allowed to improve conditions such as crippling anxiety.
I’ll get off my soapbox now and leave you with something to smile about. Enjoy.
WARNING: Might not be safe for work.