Friday, January 27, 2006


The use of marijuana may be harmful.
In addition to interfering with normal brain development, heavy marijuana use in adolescents may also lead to an earlier onset of schizophrenia in individuals who are genetically predisposed.

The use of marijuana may be helpful.
[Daniele Piomelli, an associate professor of pharmacology at UCI] said: "Patients with schizophrenia and other diseases have reported that marijuana appears to relieve some of their symptoms, but scientists have never found a physiological reason why.

Here’s a novel concept: let’s allow individuals to live their own lives, make their own decisions and take responsibility for the consequences that inevitably follow.

Hey Drug Czar, are you having much success with your grossly immoral War? I thought not.

Update: Randall McElroy, of Catallarchy, discusses Preemptive Government and concludes with an interesting rhetorical question:
Defense against a specific wrong—great. Defense against vague possible future wrongs—morally muddy. And isn’t government an institution that necessarily defends against vague possible future wrongs?