August 18, 2008

Mary Jane vs. Ambien.

Why have to choose?

Actually, I have friends who tell me that I should "get my card" because of my sleep problems, and I'd love to use something else to get off the Ambien once in a while, but that would require the Feds to stop violating California's right to legalize medical marijuana within its borders.

In the meantime, I'm not going to paint a target on my back.

Here's an idea: let's win the WoT and solve the energy crisis. Then we can concentrate on not just medical marijuana, but full decriminalization of everything short of heroin and crack—and maybe them, too. (The more we legalize, the more we can regulate, and the more street crime goes down as the prices drop. And the more we can get people into rehab if they get truly hooked, if simple using is not going to land them into our already overcrowded prisons all on its own.)

Posted by Attila Girl at August 18, 2008 09:10 PM | TrackBack

At least you have that option in CA.

Posted by: Desert Cat at August 19, 2008 06:48 AM

Yeah--I only risk arrest by the #$^&# Feds anytime I decide to exercise it.

I should probably read *The South Was Right.* 'Cause it seems to me that the price of ending slavery in this country was to permanently damage states' rights.

You'd think that with a War on Terror going on--and the continued threat of terror in this country--they'd have better things to do than flout the will of CA voters by conducting periodic raids on our MM clinics.

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 19, 2008 11:30 AM

My solution to insomnia is L-Tryptophan.

My solution to the drug war is to sell any and all drugs from Government owned state stores, stocked only with recreational drugs grown or manufactured in the USA. We already own the farmers, let them earn a little something for the subsidies. I'm sure Merk won't object to access to this lucrative market.

Keep all the current regulations about dealing and using on the books and apply them to illicit users and dealers. Using drugs other than the GI approved product, committing a felony under the influence of any drug or DUI would result in loss of driving and second amendment privileges. Is that draconian enough?

I picture a world full of hitch hiking, sober, disarmed, college students regretting their choice of youthful rebellion and a bunch of losers standing in line at the druggy equivalent of the DMV lamenting their lost liberties.

I'm sure liberals will demand an express line for the poor, elderly and handicapable. The people who actually suffer from cancer, aids and legitimate pain will be on their own because all their needs have been met by cheap, affordable, universal heath care. They have to stand in line with the rest.

I see drug usage plummeting, nothing kills a buzz faster than government involvement.

Posted by: Sejanus at August 19, 2008 04:05 PM

It would do wonders for the CA economy--and I ain't talking primarily about the clinics. I'm talking about some of the counties in Central/Northern California to whom it is a cash crop, but a risky one. Without Federal raids/spraying of defoliants, we could really make up for all those jobs we're losing to Canada in the entertainment biz.

Re: driving/2nd Amendment issues:

1) permanent, or temporary, for recreational users?

2) One assumes you're exempting those who already get it medicinally for cancer, glaucoma, etc. from giving up their cars and guns. Or are you?

Had you wanted your flame war now, or shall we wait for later? I know you've been longing for one, but they are (as JPM pointed out) "like cops, or hookers."

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 19, 2008 04:32 PM

Not much of a flame war, if you ask me... even the worst ones I've ever seen on the WWW are as bad as the Usenet ones were back in the day.

Ah, those were real good times, they were...

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