originally posted by: annoyedpharmacist
It is very bad, there is no doubt about it. However, declaring a state of emergency? What exactly will that entail? Right now I am at a loss how to
handle the situation. Doctors and pain clinics are giving strong pain meds out like candy, and heroin it is still illegal, and the police forces are
hyper vigilant on the issue.
I mean, we still have a war on drugs no? What, now they want a super duper war on drugs?
I live in Bradenton FL, which is a tiny place, but ranks as the number 1 overdose city in the country. My wife just had brain surgery, and the room
she was in had a woman next to her who had broke a needle in her own neck, and it took 6 Narcam pens to wake her this time. This was her 27th
hospital stay for overdose.
The solution to the problem is to END the war on drugs, as obviously the war has accelerated the problem to epidemic proportions -- it's time to back
peddle and stop treating those with addiction diseases as criminals and start treating them as medical disease. This is what Norway does and it works
great over there.
The war on drugs is 100% responsible for the continued abuse. It doesn't help that we have morons in house like Jeff Sessions as AG who keeps
comparing marijuana to opiods and wants to increase asset forfeiture and have harsher penalties for something that literally has 0 consequence.
Sessions wants to ramp up the drug war and that's moronic because as we've seen, prohibition is directly associated with the black market
pharmaceutical industry, i.e. gangs and violence. Prohibition creates more crime as well as more addicts, and doesn't provide a system to help manage
addiction disease -- it created criminals out of addicts, and empowers those that push the drugs in the black market, which creates more violent crime
as a result.
The harder you push criminally, the more crime they make. This is a mental health issue, not a criminal issue, and to think that those with mental
health problems are being treated as criminals is going to stop it from happening is naive, plain and simple.
The epidemic is largely become known because of how much carfentanil in being cut with these drugs. Now mind you; Fentanil is so powerful that even
in tiny doses it can kill you, so that's bad for business, right? A drug dealer doesn't want to kill his clients, so who is supplying all the
fentanil? This is absolutely state sponsored, as has it always been. The CIA used to run coke into Miami and California, we know this because they
got caught countless times running it as well as have been exposed by the DEA with highprofile take downs of people like Freeway Ricky Ross, who was
pardoned by the president after it was exposed that he was forced to do it by the CIA.
The government ran drugs to inner city urban centers to foster a negative environment to create criminals for the for profit prison industry -- in
other words, the ghettos are created by design for profit motive, and now they are trying to kill the users for political incentive to create harsher
laws and restrict freedoms, which will in turn create an even bigger prison populace, which will in turn create a bigger profit margin.
Drugs are only illegal because the government makes so much money off the black market and the private for profit prison industrial complex. They do
in fact make more money than if they sold it legally, especially since they double and triple dip by creating violent crime as well as repeat
offenders, so you have gangsters as well as addicts landing themselves in jail time and time again. All the while endangering the rest of the
civilian populace. This isn't a conspiracy theory; it's fact and has been proven countless times through court proceedings.
And people still think the government cares about YOU and couldn't do something like cultivate domestic terrorists to provide a narrative to force a
bill through that restricts your freedom to protect you from something that doesn't actually exist on it's own without them cultivating it in the
The war on drugs is a joke, especially considering that most people who become addicted to opiates become addicted from legal prescriptions. 95% of
all opiate users are using them legally to begin with and turn to the black market because A.) it's cheaper or B.) they got cut off. The black market
only exists because of prohibition, and because the black market exists creates a cheaper source of the same product, which is also by design. They
use the legal prescriptions to hook people on it and then force them into the black market to suddenly make them a criminal. There literally is no
other alternate narrative.
edit on 7-8-2017 by SRPrime because: (no reason given)