CAMP vs. Meth?
Captain Buhne makes another great post about the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting in his Monday blog (No, I'm not the Freddy that made the second comment). Kudos to him for the link to this somewhat horrifying page about methamphetamine addiction. Check out the before and after pics. Yecchhh!
Liberatarians pretty much agree that the drug war causes more problems than it solves. I've said before I'd rather see at least pot decriminalized. What about methamphetamine,though? As an acquaintance suggested, with all the damage caused by meth addiction, should we really consider legalizing it? It seems hard to make a case for that.
I used to dabble in meth, speed, crank or whatever it was called back in the mid '70s. Spent quite a bit of money on the stuff. Never screwed me up like it apparently did to the people in the pics on that web site. I don't believe I was ever addicted to it either. I just moved on to other things at some point in time. Makes me wonder if we're talking about the same drug. Was that "crank" I snorted 30 some years ago the same stuff that's causing all these problems today? I don't know, as I've been absent from the drug crowd for many years.
So what to do about meth? I don't know that I'd advocate legalizing meth labs, at this point. But one has to wonder if at least part of the reason meth is so popular is because it's illegal and thus so profitable to make and sell. We never really had the problems with drugs we have now before they were made illegal, according to some.
Like everything else, my musings don't really mean squat since the powers that be, whether they be Democrat or Republican or just plain bureaucrats, don't indicate any let up in even the war on cannabis.