Ideas, essays, musings

Th0xughts | How to Win the War on Drugs

8 Apr 2020 5 minute read 1 comment idontuseapick

Today, I watched a new documentary on Netflix, called Operation Odessa. It is a really fascinating movie that details how a few guys attempted to broker a deal with a Colombian cocaine cartel for a Russian submarine. They intended to use it to move e...

Some Thoughts | Prohibition, Big Business, and Governmental Oversight

5 Apr 2020 6 minute read 6 comments idontuseapick

There is a man who was almost single-handedly responsible for shaping many of the drug proscriptions today (not to be confused with prescriptions, which doctors write). Although the reasons driving these proscriptions have changed, many of the curren...

Drug Policy and Societal Costs: Fear Vs. Compassion

13 Mar 2020 14 minute read 4 comments idontuseapick

The World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines is an extensive list of the drugs required to maintain a healthy population. Many of those are addictive Schedule II substances, and heavily regulated. Drugs like propofol (which killed...