I must say you are one of the first people I have ran into that actually took the time to learn the history of the drug war. Major kudos to you.
Basically all it comes down to is fear mongering. Making people afraid of something they don't understand nor have the experience to accept it. I can honestly see the pain meds that keep me alive (or at least sane) becoming nearly impossible to get and that scares the daylight out of me. The many is allowing the few to control its policies because people are afraid and are either unable to be educated or unwilling to learn.
It is like chicken little and the falling sky.
Hysterectomy at 25
4 laproscopic surgeries since 24
Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4
Meds - percocet 3x day : nexium : xanax :
Supplements : calcium : magenesium :potassium : milk thistle : fish oil : B complex : vit E
In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz