Late Night: Obama Says-Drugs Aren’t a Health Issue, They’re a Legal Matter
While President Obama told Law Enforcement Against Prohibition member MacKenzie Allen, a retired deputy sheriff during an interview with the organization:
We have to think more about drugs as a public health problem
his comments on the new federal drug new budget show things in a different light.
tips such as “aim low” in both dose and frequency of the hallucinogen and to take regular breaks to let the body rest…
And ignored the legality. The fliers state that effects of Ecstasy
may include elevated mood and energy, enhanced sensations and a sense of emotional connectedness,” but also warn that it can lead to depression, anxiety and irritability.
It also says repeated Ecstasy use should be avoided. It’s a pretty wimpy attempt to tell people
Hey this stuff is BAD for you and you could go to jail!
The fliers were developed by county health officials and paid for by rave promoters after over 100 people were hospitalized at a series of huge raves at publicly owned facilities such as the Coliseum and L.A. Sports Arena which are rented by the gianormous party promoters.
L.A. city and county officials did not ban the raves, even after a 15 year-old girl died of an Ecstasy overdose in July, and the flier is the result of a task force convened to study the matter.
County Supervisor Mike Antonovich raised a ruckus and Public Health officials said they would immediately revise the card
to further and more emphatically state that illegal drug use is dangerous.
I hope they didn’t print up a forest worth of these useless fliers.
Pot isn’t Ecstasy, and yet LA County at least recognizes the health issues of drug use. Drug use is health issue–pot and be very helpful for people who are ill, while drug addiction is a public health issue which should be addressed with treatment and harm reduction, rather than imprisonment.