The report argues that no penalties at all should attach to simple drug possession.
(op-ed:..i have written previously how i was addicted to opioids for about 15 years..(20 yrs if you count relapses and the like..)
and i have now been clean of opioid-addiction for much longer than i was addicted..
and one of the major/most effective tools that helped me shake that addiction was cannabis…for years i smoked large amounts constantly…
(i never went near that vile/more addictive govt-supplied narcotic ..methadone..that life-long sentence handed out so readily by successive govts..fact: methadone is more addictive/harder to shake than heroin..(how fucked up is that..?..)
the solution is worse than the problem..and my ‘solution’ would be to move those methadone addicts over to morphine..and then wean down from that..(but that’s another story..)
and that smoking pot to stave off relapse desires clearly worked..as i am now teetotal..and am fit/healthy..and a million miles from heroin/opioids..
why i bring this up is because just recently i discovered an old school friend is now in a home for the elderly in the provinces..and has dementia..so i went and saw him and took him out for a couple of outings..and it is sad..he and i were both kids who survived by being smart-arses..he was quick with the one-liners and the like..and now he does not remember the name of his daughter..it is beyond sad..
now this old friend and i share a past – because he also became a heroin addict…
but where i turned to cannabis to help me stay clean..he..like many other former opioid-addicts..turned to alcohol as his salve..(in the brains of alcoholics alcohol turns into an opioid..this is part of what differentiates alcoholics from social-drinkers/users..)
and it is this legal/promoted/celebrated drug alcohol..that has caused his dementia/wrecked his life…
once again..how fucked up is that..?…he would have actually been better to continue using opioids…he would not now have dementia..
so the govt-solution to opioid addiction is the vile methadone..and the (to my mind) equally vile alcohol..
and the salve that actually works..and should be handed out to anyone addicted to/trying to kick anything..cannabis…is an illegal drug…that you get arrested for possessing…
once again..seriously..!..just how fucked up is that..?..)
the linked to article calls for global decriminalisation of possession of all drugs.
and is a call for sanity in a world/issue riven with solutions that are just so so wrong..on every level..
‘drink up..!..it’ll only cause dementia..eh..?
smoke pot..?…and you are arrested..!’
once again/for the last time..just how fucked up/wrong is that..?..)