Opinion

Drug War: Addicted to Ignorance

The drug warrior holds many logic-challenged assumptions, but one of the worst in terms of its human consequences is the notion that withdrawal from illegal substances must necessarily be hell.Really? How would we even know? No one with pharmacological savvy has ever...

Traitor President Calls for Executing Drug Dealers

Self-professed traitor Donald Trump has now called for the execution of drug dealers, which should come as no surprise from a president who has openly collaborated with authoritarian Russia to destroy basic democratic institutions in America. But if one’s fearing for the lives...

Rationality Uber Alles

For years, I've been obsessed with answering the following question: Why are Americans convinced that it's wrong to expand and improve one's conscious mind with the help of plant substances? After all, we're more than eager to use plant...

Decriminalizing Mother Nature: the end game

A serious reader of this website might be asking themselves, what is the author’s end game? What would his ideal world look like after the anti-patient drug war mentality has been renounced once and for all. That’s easy. What...

John Locke on Drugs

It’s funny. I’ve read and re-read Locke’s Treatises on Government, and I have yet to discover a principle whereby government can justifiably confiscate the naturally occurring substances to which we have legally claimed ownership. To the contrary, section 26 of his Second...

Tune In, Turn On, Opt Out

Any psychonaut who is aware of the anti-democratic practices of Big Data companies (and of what those practices portend for a free society) has to ask themselves the following question: Isn't it time for Americans to "Tune in, turn...

Hypocritical America Embraces Drug War Fascism

This morning I searched the vast image catalog of Shutterstock for some photographs that illustrated the general concept of abolishing the drug war. I was sure I'd find something since the site has over a billion images submitted by well over half...

What if Arthur Schopenhauer Had Used DMT?

In the "Wisdom of Life," Arthur Schopenhauer sums up an unspoken assumption of Western philosophy when he writes: "Every man is pent up within the limits of his own consciousness and cannot get directly beyond those...

Fighting Drug War Tyranny

I have no doubt that the occasional use of criminalized plants, including psychedelics, would improve my life, make me a better person, help me enjoy nature and art, and encourage me to help others. It would also entirely obviate my need to...