Home | Community | Message Board


Azarius
Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Original Seeds Store Shop: Buy Cannabis Seeds, Medical Cannabis Seeds

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
InvisibleAdom
Totally Nude
 User Gallery
Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 10,877
Loc: Way Up North
We've lost war on drugs, must we lose our rights?
    #2586519 - 04/21/04 12:36 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

http://www.suntimes.com/output/steinberg/cst-nws-stein21.html



April 21, 2004

BY NEIL STEINBERG SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST

Next week in Washington, D.C., opening arguments begin in a federal lawsuit that you might not have heard about. A few months back, a new law tucked discreetly into a government spending bill cut off federal funds to any public transit system that accepts advertising that advocates certain changes in the nation's drug laws. If the Chicago Transit Authority accepts an ad from a group trying to improve the terminally ill's access to medical marijuana, the CTA will lose its federal funding.

Whatever you think of U.S. drug policy -- words like "failed" and "Draconian" automatically leap to my mind, but you might think first of "expensive'' and "futile" -- you probably, one hopes, feel the matter should at least be discussed, and that people have the right to air their views and buy ads to disseminate them.

We've lost that right, another collateral victim of our lost drug war. The warm glow associated with being "tough on drugs'' has caused politicians to fall over themselves passing inane and excessive laws, such as this law, or the one cutting off college grants to anyone with a drug conviction -- which means you can murder someone and get a Pell grant to go to college, but that ounce of pot will bar you for life. Your tax dollars at work.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleMOTH
Wild Woman
 User Gallery

Registered: 06/06/03
Posts: 23,391
Loc: In the jungle
Re: We've lost war on drugs, must we lose our rights? [Re: Adom]
    #2586539 - 04/21/04 12:45 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

That is a very sad article.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSeussA
Error: divide byzero

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 04/27/01
Posts: 23,480
Loc: Caribbean
Last seen: 8 days, 8 hours
Re: We've lost war on drugs, must we lose our rights? [Re: Adom]
    #2586815 - 04/21/04 02:24 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Sooooo... if I am running for office and my campaign policies include decriminalizing drug use, I cannot advertise on any public transit system? I doubt that this would hold up in courts... still scarry.


--------------------
Just another spore in the wind.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineDailyPot
Trip'n Time

Registered: 11/17/02
Posts: 2,207
Loc: Florida
Last seen: 12 years, 3 months
Re: We've lost war on drugs, must we lose our rights? [Re: Seuss]
    #2606299 - 04/27/04 02:24 PM (14 years, 26 days ago)

Quote:

Seuss said:
Sooooo... if I am running for office and my campaign policies include decriminalizing drug use, I cannot advertise on any public transit system? I doubt that this would hold up in courts... still scarry.



It probably wouldn't hold up even if you weren't running for office, but until its taken to court its still the law.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Original Seeds Store Shop: Buy Cannabis Seeds, Medical Cannabis Seeds

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Portugal Decriminalizes Drug Use!!!! GGreatOne234 5,277 5 06/18/15 10:08 PM
by Learyfan
* US Developing drug weapons Ellis Dee 1,699 1 03/24/03 04:39 PM
by motaman
* American drug law / war on drugs stefan 2,001 1 12/27/02 03:35 AM
by Learyfan
* U.S. Plans Breathalyzer-Like Drug Test for Drivers Learyfan 3,270 3 10/28/17 12:13 PM
by Learyfan
* Drug-laced chocolates found; two arrested Bavet 3,352 11 03/30/03 05:04 PM
by Killjoy
* Teenager dies after being mistakenly shot by US drug agents TinMan 2,994 10 03/30/03 11:51 PM
by cheesenoonions
* DRUG BOOKS EARN MAN $6000 FINE zeta 2,787 11 03/13/03 04:53 AM
by Bruiser
* Arizona/ Maine Drug Pipeline part II Penguin 7,502 3 11/05/02 05:31 PM
by Penguin

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
903 topic views. 0 members, 3 guests and 2 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Crestline Sales - MycoPath
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.02 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 16 queries.