Open Letter to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
by Ballard Quass
With all due respect, the UNODC is part of the problem. The drug war creates an absurd focus on 'drugs' as the modern boogeyman. Drugs are not the problem: the drug war is the problem: The drug war brings 'drugs' front and center in the public mind, giving kids wild ideas about making the wrong decisions. The drug war is also Christian Science because it tells us that we cannot use plant medicine to improve our mental outlook. Marcus Aurelius and Benjamin Franklin used opium. Sigmund Freud used cocaine. Plato himself used psychedelics at the Eleusinian Mysteries. The Vedic religion was founded to worship a psychedelic plant. What gives you the right to jail me if I choose to do likewise? We don't need a war on drugs. We need to legalize Mother Nature's plant medicines and to educate everyone about the effects (both good and bad) of all psychoactive substances, including wine, tobacco, and modern antidepressants to which 1 in 4 American women are addicted. But we don't care about THAT drug problem, of course, since 'drugs', in the drug warrior mind, only refers to those substances that politicians have decided to demonize.
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