Prompted by “The world of Kevin”: http://www.drugwarrant.com/2015/12/the-world-of-kevin
Here’s my comment there summarizing the hideous nature of drug prohibition addiction:
As with any addiction, drug prohibition addicts are in serious denial.
They’re in denial about a blatantly unconstitutional prohibition grounded in a factually illegally redefined Commerce Clause from “regulate commerce” to ‘regulate any activity having a substantial effect on commerce’. Our Judicial Branch of government has no authority to redefine law.
Smoking gun evidence of that illegal redefining simply comes from the public record as repeatedly supplied by our Supreme Court (e.g. upholding the ban against merely holding a certain relevant plant in your American hand) combined with the English language.
That illegality is a serious national disgrace resulting in ample law abuse spanning several decades and strongly counting — the worst form of abuse due to its mainly broad scope of destruction, and the form that our Constitution and fundamental rights were supposed to protect “We the people” against.
They’re in denial about the ineffectiveness of prohibition. We don’t even have a drug-free prison system, nor one shred of concrete evidence proving we live in even a slightly more drug-free America.
They’re in denial about the destruction by prohibition. Basically millions (if not billions) of non-violent lives have been ruined to varying degrees worldwide.
They’re in denial about the scientific invalidation of prohibition — at least in the case of cannabis. The fact is there’s no conclusive science proving any harm from moderate cannabis use. Moderate means any use for which no objectively proven harm occurs.
According to statistics they cite, cannabis is consistently about 75% of “illicit” drug use, so forms the overwhelming majority of fueling their prohibition addiction.
There are basically hundreds of cannabis strains with dramatically different psychological effects. Strain differential (and other intake factors) are scientifically critical, but have apparently yet to be properly factored into any research pertaining to negative health (especially psychological) impact. The “science” is purely junk science, based upon the whole truth (and nothing but). An unalienable right to liberty obviously deserves much better (to put it mildly).
They’re in denial about the many billions of dollars spent annually by taxpayers to fund their addiction.
They desperately need their prohibition fix, and they boldly lie and effectively steal to get it — the macrocosm of the stereotypical heroin addict.
Even the Controlled Substances Act differentiates between use and abuse by stating Schedule I drugs have a “high potential for abuse”. Yet, prohibition addicts disgustingly swap the words use and abuse purely to their convenience.
They’re among the worst hypocrites to walk upon the Earth, and too much of the public (including essentially the mainstream media) has been conned into enabling their horrendously severe addiction.
Instead, they seriously need a proper public intervention to get them the help they desperately immediately need, so our society can finally sanely rest upon the fact that…
Drug abuse (which demonstrably affects the overwhelming minority of people) is a health issue, so never a criminal issue by default.