Drugs can make you feel great. They can make you care less about hygiene. They can provide a moment of salvation in an unjust world. They can make YouTube videos funnier. They can lead to addiction. They can give you energy in the morning and help you relax at night. They can make friends, family, dentists, and members of the clergy distrust you. They can make you see things you haven’t seen before. They can become an expensive habit. They can precipitate death. They can be fun at parties.
Are things made worse by governments and societies that think some drugs should be illegal? Some people think so. The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition thinks so. They’ve got a new campaign going, the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition. Check it out here. Let’s talk about drugs.