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Forty Years of Unscientific and Counter-Productive Madness in the Name of Law and Order

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 - 2:05 am

Forty years ago yesterday (October 27, 1970), the "Controlled Substances Act" was passed by Congress.

I saw this someplace a few weeks ago, but was recently reminded of it by the "This Week in History" feature at StopTheDrugWar.org.

http://StopTheDrugWar.org/chronic...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comp...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cont...

Forty years of failure.

Forty years of outlandishly unscientific classifications.

Forty years of ignorant blockading of access to useful plants.

Forty years of needlessly shaming people for trumped-up offenses.

Forty years of outrageous spending yielding the opposite stated effects.

Forty years of arresting people and even putting them in prison for invented crimes.

Forty-plus years of shame.

Forty-plus years of evil purporting as good.

Forty years is too many years.