Drug abuse stupid but prohibition evil

Source: Eastern New Mexico News
by Kent McManigal

“I recognize and respect the equal and identical rights of every human being alive. It matters to me when those rights are violated, whoever is doing the violating and however they justify it. So, even though access to marijuana isn’t important to me, I write about it because it’s a right that matters to many people. It attracts attention, both from those who recognize the right to trade and use it and from those who want to continue using government violence to violate the right. All choices have consequences; accidental or intentional. Some of the things you have a right to do can hurt or kill you. Misuse of any drug — especially those more dangerous than cannabis — is one of those things. I still oppose drug prohibition. Drug abuse is stupid, but prohibition is pure evil.” (06/02/21)