We could have fighting, killing over cigarettes if we made it a felony to sell a cigarette or smoke one. So we legalized it. If all you do is try to find a police or military solution to the problem, a lot of people die and it doesn’t solve the problem.
Man, it’s too bad that guy was never in a position where he could do something about it…
More than 30 people, including the actress known as “Snoop” from the Baltimore-based HBO series “The Wire,” were arrested Thursday morning across the city and its surrounding counties in connection with a large-scale heroin and marijuana operation. Raids were carried out in the pre-dawn hours by agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore police and a slew of other federal and state law enforcement agencies. Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, known for her drug-assassin character on “The Wire,” was taken into custody at a downtown apartment on a state warrant, officials said. The actress has a troubled past, having been convicted at age 14 of second-degree murder. More recently, she refused to testify as a witness at a murder trial and was arrested at her then-Northeast Baltimore home. The arrests are part of a five-month drug investigation, officials said.
The only time in my life I smoked angel dust was by accident and it was on a double date with Andy Warhol and Michael Jackson. We all went to Studio 54, and people were passing drugs all over the place. Michael Jackson had just finished doing the movie The Wiz and still looked like Michael Jackson back then; he had an Afro, and he was still black. He passed me a joint, and I thought, well OK, we don’t have marijuana in Ohio so I’ll try it.
- Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh, on the only time in his life he smoked angel dust
Evolution can go to hell as far as I am concerned. What a mistake we are. We have mortally wounded this sweet life-supporting planet — the only one in the whole Milky Way — with a century of transportation whoopee. Our government is conducting a war against drugs, is it? Let them go after petroleum.
- Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country