Pubdate: Fri, 04 Feb 2011
Source: Macon Telegraph (GA)
Copyright: 2011 The Macon Telegraph Publishing Company
Author: Todd Lyon


I caught your article on the abuse of "bath salts" becoming a problem.
They talk about banning the salts, which is a start, but not a finish.
I'm going to get to the point. The problem with banning drugs is that
it's never going to stop the use of drugs. These companies realize
this fact and manufacture these synthetic substances, which mimic the
high of certain drugs and also keeps them out of jail. The problem
becomes this: these legal drugs are far more dangerous than the real

Yes, cocaine is a harmful and addicting drug, but last time I checked,
you don't hallucinate and end up stabbing yourself. Not a single
person has died from smoking marijuana, yet the legal substances like
"Spike" are produced in unregulated environments with strange,
man-made chemicals being infused in them with proven health problems
as a consequence. I don't know about you, but as far as this drug war
goes, it's time for a change. I'm not saying legalizing
methamphetamine, but a completely new outlook needs to be taken toward
our nation's drug problem. After all, remember what happened when we
banned alcohol?

Todd Lyon

Warner Robins 
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