Monday, March 31, 2008
1986 - Nancy Reagan and Her Husband Scared Us With Their Blind Faith in The Pharamacratic Inquisition
The drug war hysteria we saw in 1986 following the cocaine over dose death of Len Bias scared many of us to question and come to oppose the pharmacratic inquisition.
My primary response was to study the demonified substances as they were used prior to prohibition, as evidenced by my letter that was published by the Gannett Westchester newspapers in 1988.
Another response was my becoming involved with organizations dedicated towards opposing these demonic laws, such as NORML and that organization ostensibly dedicated to a broader array of substances than just marijuana, also created in response to this hysteria of 1986, the Washington, D.C. based Drug Policy Foundation.