Tag Archives: War on Drugs
Posted on December 14, 2012...the day that marijuana became legal in Washington is the anniversary of repeal of The Volstead Act, which prohibited the production, sale, and transport, but not private ownership or consumption of "intoxicating liquors". The law, the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution ... was significant in the creation of powerful gangs such as those led by Al Capone in Chicago, along with rampant political corruption resulting from the various issues of making, moving and selling liquor. Marijuana was made illegal about 5 years after the repeal,
Posted on June 14, 2012Heroin has become more popular recently, because the most sought-after prescription drugs are ... much more expensive, and inexpensive heroin, especially from Mexico is filling the gap. We look at the "War on Drugs" started by Nixon, inreaction to the grwoing use of heroin in the 60s, and the current changes in demographics, with the realization that heroin is not just the drug of the inner city, the poor and disenfranchised, but rather crosses all levels of society.
Posted on December 28, 2011Driving while intoxicated with marijuana is NOT likely to be be safer that driving with alcohol - as reported by a recent study -- and alerting us to flaws in the way scientific studies are crafted, and report by the media. Meanwhile, Congress is making moves that in effect again escalate the War of Drugs by making the Spice and bath salt compounds into Schedule 1 drugs.
Posted on October 5, 2010The California ballot measure to legalize and tax marijuana, Mexicos's consideration of legalizing all drugs, and the lack of efforts at drug-demand reduction are some of the topics of this weeks podcast.