Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Global Impact: Chemical Impairment is Contagious, Everyone Will Be Addicted to Something…Soon

According to The Latin American Tribune, the process of legalizing marijuana has made gradual progress in many nations, particularly in the United States, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said.

“The war on drugs has never worked anywhere in the world--it’s a lost cause,” Fox said during a gathering with foreign correspondents in Mexico City on Monday (September 22).

What is necessary now is to swap “prohibition for regulation,” said Fox, who served as México’s president from 2000 to 2006.

“The legalization of marijuana is moving very quickly in the world,” Fox said, adding that in the US more than 20 states have approved legislative “green lights.”

California will very soon call a referendum, Fox said in the belief that “it will happen this year” and the state will promote support for the measure among the Mexican community.

He said that very soon the use of medical marijuana will be authorized in the western state of Jalisco, where a popular vote on legislation is currently underway.

Mexico City’s government, controlled by the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), will soon begin discussing the legalization of pot in the capital, where same-sex marriages and abortion before twelve weeks of gestation have both been legalized.

COMMENT: In the interest of transparency, I must acknowledge that since November 6, 1986, I have been a recovering alcoholic. I have never smoked or consumed marijuana or any other illegal substance. 

As I see this new emerging world order, chemical impairment at least in the United States, is becoming a disease that is jeopardizing productivity, progress and prosperity.

Presumably, it won't be long before everyone is "high" on "something" as US states persist in their goal of  stand to increase their revenues through legal taxation for contaminating and disruptive chemical substances that have only one goal which is to impair clear thought.

Every day of the year...intoxicated and impaired motorists are ending thousands of lives on US highways…yet, no one seems to care about the negative societal impact.

Former Mexican President Fox asks, "Where are the police, the FBI or the CIA?

Fox raises a good question, although his underlying motives are perhaps flawed.

Where is federal law enforcement? 

Perhaps neutralized as in the case of the US Border Patrol, whose mission has been neutralized by an immigration crisis on the US border that seemingly will turn our once proud nation upside-down.

I would like to leave you with one challenging dilemma. Despite our being one of the most technologically advanced nations on Earth, we have been unsuccessful in measuring chemical impairment to marijuana which can be ingested and consumed in so many different fashions. 

If this is truly the case, why are seemingly reasonably rational state governments in such an obsessive rush to see its citizens impaired by chemical addiction? Please…I'd like to know the answer to this critical question?

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