Recently I registered at a site called LEAP. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. You can find them on the web here: http://www.LEAP.cc/
During the registration process there is a field to type in additional information. It's not entirely clear where that information shows up, perhaps on my user information page. In any case, I figured I would post what I wrote here, on this web site. --- Update. After registering I find my rather lengthy "Other Information" was trimmed to just the first paragraph! :-) Oh well, here is my welcome email I wrote for them and visitors to their web site.
I used to think only all-natural, unadulterated gifts from God should not be illegally called illegal, especially for religious use by those who know the truth (1 Timothy 4:1-5).
However, totally independent of LEAP, I came to the conclusion that we are wasting untold billions of dollars, trashing the planet, trashing other societies, trashing people's lives, and that most people would not "do drugs" if they were legal anyway.
My conclusion is this needs to be rectified and I am not interested in a public vote since it seems they were illegally made illegal without a public vote in the first place. (Read more here.) Again, totally independent of LEAP, I wrote a US Representative, on more than one occasion, before this most recent anniversary of the repeal of alcohol prohibition (the anniversary of which I was made aware of through this site), and told him I thought the US govt. needed to do the same thing for, at least, marijuana, mushrooms, peyote, and other all-natural, unadulterated, unrefined plants. However, after educating myself some more from the LEAP site and related sites, I am ready to go along with their expanded view.
Vicious murderers, rapists, torturers, unrepentant fraudsters, et al, need to be behind bars, not drug addicts or casual users.
Like the thrust of this web site, I am not advocating cocaine, heroin, pills, and other refined products. In fact, I avoid refined sugar and white flours and have for over two decades. But I DO NOT force my choices or will on others, I inform and help educate. Like the thrust of this web site I am not advocating drug use, I AM saying it should not be an illegal, fineable, and prisonable offense.
DO NOT be deceived by Reverend Hair Spray. There are many blind guides spewing lies, read more in 1 Timothy 4:1-5. Also http://www.NewOldSalt.com/Good_Food
And DO NOT be deceived by big pharma and chemical companies that work to extract from God's green earth (which it trashes and tries to claim ownership of through patents), then refines it and puts it in pill form. Of course they will scorn what they do not sell, as salesmen do.
We must rise above the kindergarten level logic that just because we want to abolish the prohibition on drugs, it means we want to turn everyone in a drug addict.
Freeing them from the literal prisons they are in, so the serious addicts can be helped to be freed from the mental prisons they are in, is the solution. Jesus came to free the captives, he DID NOT say to jail people over such things. Luke 4:18
In conclusion, I AM NOT saying, "if you can't beat them join them."
I AM saying, "the best way to yank the rug out from under corruption and outrageous unsustainable drug war budgets is to end drug prohibition." AND there are many other benefits to individuals and societies as well.
Our own government has fanned the flames of hypocrisy and corruption, elsewhere and here. IT'S TIME TO STOP! I say take the "LEAP" of faith and put your trust in these folks who have first-hand experience and have come to see the light.
(Since I can sense various cynics ready to attack me... What's my "favorite drug"? A plant native to India and Pakistan. Psyllium husk fiber! Taken daily! http://en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Psyllium_seed_husks I was "turned on" to it back in my 20's, I'm in my 40's now and thank my mother often for sharing some with me. However, the sad fact is it's hard to find without sucrose or artificial sweeteners, food colorings, and other adulterations. I use it responsibly. :-)
I will write more later. But in the mean time, please check out their site. There is lots of information to read, listen to, and watch.