What Did You Do During the Drug War, Daddy?


Reader and blogger M. Simon reprints a column of drug war criticism that, in a just world, would achieve the same status as the "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus" col. A snippet:

I chased criminal plants. I tore up fields of hemp. A plant that looks like marijuana but has no psychoactive effect. I filled the jails with drug users, letting untold numbers of violent criminals get a free pass to make sure there was room for dealers and users of the wrong kinds of drugs. I let terrorists go free in order to concentrate on jailing people out for a little drug induced fun. Of course I ignored those using the most harmful drugs commonly available in society, alcohol and tobacco….

Whole thing here.