Pubdate: Mon, 17 Feb 2014
Source: Missourian (MO)
Copyright: Washington Missourian 2014
Author: Bob Petersen


There is a magic pill that cures addiction. It is used in other
countries and used to be legal here. You take one pill, one time, and
without going through the painful detox symptoms one normally
experiences you emerge a clean, non-addict.

The success rate in the few studies that have been done show more than
85 percent of patients still clean after five years. It works for all
types of addiction because the addiction is almost never to the drug
itself but to the escape it offers from other problems. However, much
like MDMA and PTSD, simply because others use a drug for fun means
genuine patients in need must be denied.

It's time to quit letting the courts stuff the coffers of the prison
industrial complex and of 12-step cult clinics and allow modern
medicine to do its work. Or is it ancient medicine?

Joining the rest of the advanced medical world and using these miracle
drugs can save tens of thousands of lives every year. Ignoring natural
cures like cannabis, ayahuasca, San Pedro and Iboga simply because
they don't fit the traditional mold is simply immoral and stupid. As
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen,

D-Tenn., called for on the Floor of the House recently, it is time to
end our failed War on Drugs and seek new remedies.

"Prohibition=C2=85 goes beyond the bound of reason in that it attempts to

control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of
things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the
very principles upon which our government was founded." - Abraham Lincoln

Bob Petersen

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