Pubdate: Fri, 01 Dec 2006
Source: Lake Cowichan Gazette, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2006 Lake Cowichan Gazette
Author: Russell Barth


EDITOR: When one considers that junk food will kill many times more
Canadians than all illegal drugs combined, it is hard to think of meth
as the epidemic that the government, police, and media have hyped it
into. Fast cars will kill more Canadians than meth, as will tobacco,
prescription drugs, air pollution, and diabetes.

When made by a pharmaceutical company, meth is about as safe or
dangerous as many other prescription drugs. That said, this home made
meth that is on the streets today is absolute poison and should be
avoided. Meth is tricky to make properly, which is all the more reason
to take it out of the hands of gangsters and put it into pharmacies.
If meth were available to adults in pharmacies, there would be little
to no street market for home made trash.

Why do kids do drugs? Many kids come to the conclusion that if adults
will lie about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and marijuana, they must
be lying about meth, crack, heroin, ecstasy, booze, weapons, extreme
sports, safe-sex and safe-driving, too.

And who can blame them? We live in a drug culture that advertises
booze, fast cars, fast food, violent movies and video games, and drugs
of all kinds on TV! Then we tell kids "Say no to drugs"! We give kids
Ritalin, instead of just reducing their sugar and Game-Boy intake, and
then tell them "Marijuana is dangerous!" They see right though this
hypocrisy. A ruse by any other name...

In the last century, when alcohol was illegal, it wasn't the drunks,
gangsters, or cops who lobbied the government for alcohol regulation -
it was mothers, grandmothers, and teachers. They saw that prohibition
of alcohol was far more dangerous to society - and to individuals -
than quality controlled, regulated liquor ever could be.

Why is it that people of 70 years ago were so much smarter than people



Federal Medical Marijuana Licence 
- ---
MAP posted-by: Steve Heath