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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

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.