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Reefer madness: doctors need more drugs training

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4105 (Published 27 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f4105

Re: Reefer madness: doctors need more drugs training

The War on Drugs is a misnomer. It’s not a war ON drugs, but a war FOR drugs, including turf, distribution, profits, and protection. Also, it's not a WAR, but a WEB of deception, corruption, collusion, and intrusion. Like most wars, the War on Drugs is fake and on the take, with stashes of cash and caches of hash, and we need to be protected FROM it, not BY it. To quote the Roman satirist Juvenal, “Who will protect us from our protectors?”

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05 July 2013
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA