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The Committee to Regulate and Control Marijuana, which is sponsoring a Nevada initiative that would legalize cultivation, sale, and possession of cannabis, explains how drug czar John Walters is helping to make the case for the initiative, which will appear on the ballot in November.

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  1. Every syllable that spews from John Walters face-sphincter is divorced from reality. Nothing gets the vein in my forehead a throbbing (and me a stamp’n and sputter’n, barking an a twitching so as nothing but a pull off the ole launch tube, will settle me down) like the way his flagrant falsehoods go unchallenged in the media.

    The CRCM joins the likes of MPP, and NORML in exposing the fallacies of our Drug Czar. Lets hope they can get more people to pay attention.

  2. If it weren’t for the damn hippies, weed would have been made legal in the mid-60’s.

  3. Jaybird,
    I have to disagree. I don’t think there is a single instance of a drug being removed from the controlled substance list. No matter what decade it is, no matter how safe, no matter how medically useful, no matter what. Once it’s banned, it is as though it has been ordained by God himself that it is totally evil and without redeeming qualities, and no one must ever ever reconsider His judgement least they be struck down and their mouths fused shut.

  4. The fact that Stephin Merritt doesn’t care for OutKast proves what a racist he is. How could anyone not like OutKast? Their prose is simply profound. Consider their hit song Roses:

    “I know you like to thank that yo sh** don’t stank! But lean a little bit closer
    See that roses really smell like boo-boo
    Yeah, roses really smell like boo-boo”

    Give it up fo Biggy!

  5. Warren – I think to get the job of drug czar, you must demonstrate your ability to completely lie to people, looking them in the eye, and keep a straight face.

    Barry McAffrey was the same way.

    In fact, going all the way back to the beginning of drug prohibition, we see that it is almost 100% falsehood.

    Especially in the case of mj, which really has no negative side-effects that can’t be dealt with and many benefits.

  6. I hate Hip Hop and Rap. You notice you can’t spell Crap without rap.

  7. In a more civilized, reasonable world, we would be able to convince people that drugs should be legal even though they may be bad for you.

    It’s a bit of a paradox – if in the course of an argument on drug legalization you admit that chronic (haha) use of marijuana has some down sides (like any other intoxicant or smoked substances), the person you are arguing with will generally see that as an admittance of defeat.
    I used to have a problem with mj (just used it too damn much) so *gasp* I stopped using it. Is it so hard for the drug czar and his cronies to promote personal responsibility?

    I guess what I’m really saying is that it’s too bad that the legalization argument has to be divided between “drugs are bad” and “drugs aren’t bad”. If only people could see that drugs, like alcohol, are probably bad for you when used in excess but it should be up to the individual to decide whether to use them or not.

  8. I don’t think there is a single instance of a drug being removed from the controlled substance list.

    Loperamide. And I don’t think that’s the only example. IIRC, “Sasha” Shulgin’s book even has a chronology of its progress from schedule 1 to less restrictive control schedules to uncontrolled. It’s now an over-the-counter drug.

  9. “Sasha” Shulgin’s book even has a chronology of its progress from schedule 1 to less restrictive control schedules to uncontrolled.

    From cursory research, I don’t think Loperamide was ever in a Schedule higher than V.

  10. OK, I may have been wrong re loperamide (maybe diphenoxylate + belladonna), but even the document you linked gives 3 examples (starting with apomorphine) of substances going from schedules 1 & 2 to “0”, i.e. decontrolled.

  11. Jaybird,

    Legal by the mid-sixties if not for the damn hippies?
    The hippies were hardly a presence before the mid-sixties. I doubt their antics could have forestalled a course that would have legalized marijuana by then.

    Damn hippies? Ouch! I mean, like we was just groovin’ with these far-out chicks, and then, like, it’s all like colors, man.

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