Another one from Cassidy:
Everyone does "drugs": Ibuprofen, coffee, tea, nasal decongestant, viagra, pain killers, sleeping pills, anti-depressants... drugs that powerfully affect our lives.
Should the government be in the position to prevent us from taking drugs deemed "harmful", or is the government turning this into more of a problem than it is? Are they mistaken?
Are psychedelics a medicine for the soul? Is the fear of drugs actually based on our fear of stereotypes? Or, to reverse the question, why are we so afraid of drugs? Why is it socially acceptable in America to drink coffee all day and alcohol on the weekends?
"Pot is for jobless Mexicans, opium is for lazy Chinese, cocaine is for violent blacks, psychedelics are for dirty hippies, ecstasy is for punks/club-goers, painkillers is for those on welfare"
In the eyes of clean-cut, 9-5, white Americans living the American Dream, these are people who do not contribute to the country, instead "draining" the system and setting a poor influence on children."
The war on drugs hasn't improved since the 60's, and in some ways it has worsened and become more ridiculous. Is it a lost cause?