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Friday, July 15, 2016

Indiana state legislature further empowers drug cartels

Posted by Scott Tibbs at 4:00 AM (#)

I want to take this opportunity to pass on my sincere thanks to the Indiana state legislature on behalf of hyper-violent Mexican drug cartels that are currently responsible for 80% of the methamphetamine in the Hoosier state. The 150 legislators in Indianapolis have worked tirelessly for years to increase the market share and profits of Mexican drug cartels. If scores of innocent people are brutally slaughtered as a result, that is a price the Indiana General Assembly is willing to pay!

Obviously, I am being somewhat sarcastic in the above paragraph. But it is a well-documented fact that 80% of crystal meth in the state of Indiana and in the nation at large comes from Mexico. (See here and here and here for more.) Every effort made to crack down on "home brew" meth users only makes it easier for the Mexican drug cartels to increase their market share and profits - which inevitably leads to more violence, murder, mayhem and rape on both sides of the border.

What brought this up for me is another sinusitis infection. I am used to being required to "show my papers" to buy a perfectly legal FDA approved over the counter drug, though I still resent the fact that I am treated like a criminal and have my purchases tracked in a statewide database. Now I find out that our state legislature has mandated that you may not buy pseudoephedrine from a pharmacy where you are not a preexisting customer unless you have a doctor's prescription. Wonderful.

That will not stop me from buying the cold medicine I need, of course, and will not even force me to go to the doctor. What it will do is waste my time, waste gasoline and further pollute the environment as I would have to travel to another pharmacy where I have had prescriptions filled.

This is ridiculous. We are further punishing the innocent for the crimes of the guilty and treating everyone like a suspected meth maker. This is not how a free society operates. Instead, this brand new law is further evidence that the War on Drugs has failed and is unwinnable. Instead of treating drug abuse like an increasingly literal war (which is one of the things that ramps up the violence from the cartels) we should be treating drug abuse like a public health problem. We certainly should not be taking actions that increase the market share of the Mexican drug cartels, because that makes us all a whole lot less safe.

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