[Ibogaine] war on drugs
doranman2 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 13:16:40 EST 2007
Your right! I beleive it was President Carter who suggested that the
punishment should not be worse than the effect of the drug itself. And yes
addicts can rehabilitate themselves given the right treatment (I mean
humane). The war on drugs, a substance, is much like the war on terror, an
idea born out of rage, which will never be "won". It just creates more
"clients" for the prison system. Unfortunately there is no honest review
process underway in so many arena's, because that would mean having to admit
that an injustice is taking place.
On Dec 15, 2007 1:27 PM, simon loxton <simonloxton at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> In my previous post I mentioned mushrooms. I am not an advocate of
> mushrooms or any other drug but I am just questioning the imprisonment and
> laws which are imposed on drug users.
> Regarding the so called "war on drugs" how can you declare war on a
> substance. You can only declare war on people. With the information that
> there are more people using drugs and more people incarcerated for drug
> offences since the conception of the war on drugs; should it not be about
> time that the situation is reviewed?
> Why not offer treatment as a primary option for people who need help and
> focus on the people making the real money out of addiction. Is it just
> because going after these people is more of a threat than taking down a
> defenceless addict? I am also sick of the demonising of the addict; I deal
> with the effect this has on people directly, all it does is cause low self
> esteem and the belief that they are worthless and "bad" people.
> Its really high time that we look at the role of the law with regards to
> addiction; no pun intended.
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