Prohibition Thinking 94yrs Old This Week.
|John D. Rockefeller founded the University of Chicago along with the American Baptist Education Society. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
We render ourselves stupid if we believe we can arrest ourselves out of the Illicit Cannabis market, and indeed any other drug problem. It ain't going to happen. That Alcohol prohibition only lasted for 13 years is in itself surprising enough, the unintended consequences led to an 'army of womanfolk' mostly those who had asked for it in the first place to regale at its 'deviency amplifying' outcomes and protested prohibitions continuation.
We have been arresting cannabis consumers, who hurt no one but themselves (and even then that is moot) for forty years in New Zealand. And that has saved no one... except drive them to drink!
|Prohibition preview with Ken Burns (Photo credit: KCTS 9)|
I have partaken in a Sam Adams beer in the "21st Amendment" bar adjacent to the Boston Common and Mass State Legislature. [the 21st repealed the 18th, good law trumpt bad law].
It is worth noting that at the other end of the Common is the Ritz-Carlton Hotel where expensive (inflated) 'imported' scotch whisky was NEVER ILLEGAL. I had a dram of single malt there as well.
You see, it was always about 'othering'. As with today, if you have money you are largely invisible and can do what you damn well please!
Blair Anderson http://mildgreens.blogspot.com