"You can actually die from alcohol withdrawal. Heroin withdrawal you can't really die from; it's more like the flu. Marijuana withdrawal is annoying, but it isn't life threatening."
"It turns out that only about 5% of alcoholic women give birth to babies who are later diagnosed with FAS."
“The main claim we make is that decriminalization did not lead to the kinds of disaster that were anticipated by opponents.”
"Past or current drug use should not be worthy of ridicule — but hypocrisy should be."
THC may prevent brain damage from neurotoxins.
"Some criminals belong behind bars. When a habitual rapist is locked up, the streets are safer. But the same is not necessarily true of petty drug-dealers, whose incarceration creates a vacancy for someone else to fill."
"The American 'war on drugs' is more than 35 years old, and we're losing it. Some proposals to turn the tide."
"Most of the savings in the mathematical model were attributed to how those prescribed heroin stayed in treatment longer and spent less time in relapse than those randomly assigned to receive methadone. By staying in treatment, health-care costs were lower when the cost of the drugs, counselling and social supports were added up."
"Random drug testing of welfare recipients is scientifically and medically unsound."
"The effects of drugs on human behavior and physiology are determined by a complex interaction between the individual drug user and her or his environment."
"...I think it's very interesting that all the conservative Republicans, who now say I didn't do enough, claimed that I was too obsessed with bin Laden. All of President Bush's neo-cons thought I was too obsessed with bin Laden. They had no meetings on bi
Succinct explanation of the liberal/conservative disconnect.
Obama's three Republican predecessors were all committed to weakening or even destroying the country's regulatory apparatus... Now Obama is seeking to rebuild these battered institutions. In doing so...he is resuscitating an entire philosophy of government with roots in the Progressive era of the early twentieth century"
They love tax cuts, except when they don't.
This entire comment thread is hilarious.