A recent StarTribune article discusses the "problem" of easily accessible "fake pot" and the fact that some of the side effects seem to be more intense than actual pot.
So the 'obvious' solution is to make this stuff illegal as well? Here's a possibility. Let's reconsider the fact that marijuana is illegal in the first place.
I don't expect people to simply take my word on it. Luckily there is a Former Surgeon General we can look to for advice.
"What I think is horrible about all of this, is that we criminalize young people. And we use so many of our excellent resources ... for things that aren't really causing any problems," said Elders. "It's not a toxic substance."...
Elders stressed the drug is not physically addictive and pointed to the damaging impact of alcohol, which is legal. "We have the highest number of people in the world being criminalized, many for non-violent crimes related to marijuana," said Elders. "We can use our resources so much better." - CNN
Mon, November 8, 2010
by Landon Ascheman filed under