Friday, July 25, 2008
California restricts salvia
California has passed a law restricting access to the herb salvia divinorum, a mild euphoric about which the drug warriors are trying to create a sense of panic, which is how they increase their power. Restricting access by minors might or might not be the first step to a more general prohibition, which would be really stupid. For drug warriors, there are only benefits to prohibition, since they get the jobs and the self-righteous feeling that they are doing something to --there it is again, see Obama, the religious right, all the tinkerers with poor imperfect humanity -- straighten out poor, benighted human beings who just wouldn't be able to cope without their betters telling them what they can and can't ingest or experiment with.