What Do You Know, The Ex-Drug Czar Is Still Full Of S–t!

In a revelation that I’m sure will come as a surprise to absolutely no one, it turns out that ex-Drug Czar John Walters is still full of s–t.

Responding on CNN last night to California Gov. Schwarzenegger’s call to debate the merits of taxing and regulating the adult use of marijuana (E-mail the Governor here), Walters demonstrated that he remains an unrepentant liar — even though he’s no longer paid by the federal government to be one.

To summarize: in under five minutes Walters manages to falsely claim that:

Today’s marijuana is far stronger — and thus more dangerous — than ever before. Actually, the Feds’ own data indicates that the average strength of domestic cannabis hasn’t changed in over ten years; that marijuana — regardless of THC content — is relatively non-toxic and incapable of causing a fatal overdose; and that most folks — when given the choice — prefer to consume milder marijuana over highly potent pot.

More people seek drug treatment for pot than all other drugs combined. Technically true, but only because between 60 percent and 70 percent of individuals enrolled in substance abuse ‘treatment’ for cannabis are small-time pot offenders who were referred there by the criminal justice system. In fact, according to the latest federal data, nearly four in ten people admitted to substance abuse treatment programs for cannabis did not even use it in the month prior to their admission.

Nobody is actually in jail for marijuana-related offenses. Ah yes, the “unicorn” theory. Never mind those 50,000 or state and federal inmates serving time for pot offenses the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics talks about. In John Walters fantasy world, they simply don’t exist.

Consuming cannabis leads to violent behavior and other criminal acts. Apparently, when pot doesn’t make you “docile and unresponsive, to the point of helplessness,” it makes you unpredictably violent. Or not. Look, I asked this question on Monday and I’ll ask it again: Read about any gang-related violence surrounding the sale of alcohol lately? How about vicodin or paxil? Didn’t think so. Consuming marijuana doesn’t cause violent or criminal behavior, but criminals and violent people do engage in the black market trafficking of illicit drugs. The irony, of course, is that the very ‘violence’ that Walters claims to lament — that is, when he and his colleagues over at the DEA aren’t hailing the increase in drug-related violence as a good thing — is a direct consequences of the public policy (prohibition) he reflexively endorses.

**Side note: Maine Gov. John Baldacci just signed legislation into law on Friday making the possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana a civil violation, punishable by a fine and no jail time. (Read more about this law in this week’s NORML News stories.) Expect to hear Walters ranting and raving about marijuana cartels setting up shop in the Pine Tree state any day now.

Finally, for good measure, Walters even resurrects the claim that there are now more medical marijuana dispensaries in the city of San Fransisco than there are Starbucks — an allegation so absurd that the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper laughed it out of the room some six months ago.

So here’s my question: Gov. Schwarzenegger — as well as U.S. Senator Jim Webb — have called for a “debate” on whether or not to legalize the use and distribution of cannabis for adults. Webster’s dictionary defines “debate” as “to argue opposing views.” But as Walters’ comments so adeptly illustrate, the opposing side has no actual “views,” it only has lies and seven decades of bulls—-t.

Therefore, I say we skip the public debate and go straight to the public ‘debunk’ (verb: to expose the fallacy or fraudulence of). I’m sure we can find Mr. Walters a seat at the head of the table.

– Article from NORML.

Comments

13 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

    Too bad these ***holes don’t live in America…..they are subjects of that DUMBASS UNITED STATES….a screwball colony in N. America…..I bet he sucks limbaugh’s/hannities COCK…2 more great americans that live in the DUMBASS UNITED STATES!

    CHAVEZ…..now there’s a GREAT AMERICAN….where gas is 15CENTS A GALLON!

    WHERE THE FUCK IS AMERICA ANYHOW….WILL THE REAL AMERICA PLEASE STAND UP…..America needs to boot the DUMBASS UNITED STATES WITH THERE RIGHT TO STEAL LAND FROM THE AMERICAN INDIAN AND FUCK OVER THE WORLD WITH THIS ODD IDEA “THEY ARE RIGHT”…..what a shit place to live where Texans vote like a texan where the south still call blacks ….niggers….where the American Indian rounded up given spam and still listed as a reservation SAVAGE!

    FUCK THE DUMBASS UNITED STATES OF WHERE?

  2. Pauly Wally on

    Never mind what the moron Walters is saying….any half sane person can see right through his lies and falsehoods…So I want to comment on Gov. Schwarzenegger, way to go AARRRNNNOLD, we need more officials like him. At the very least he is saying let’s take a look at it, it is a start….but it must be a serious look. We (the people) want it….you (the Gov) MUST listen to us…PERIOD!
    LEGALIZE IT AND TAX IT!!!!

  3. Anonymous on

    Preposterous and just downright foolish. Go watch an episode of “COPS”, who are the violent offenders? the people who are drunk, they never show a person with weed being violent! Drunks resist arrest all the time and are just downright incoherent. Anyone ever see an incoherent stoned person? Why wouldn’t taxin and regulating make more $$ revenue. lol, alcohol does, tobacco does, pills do, OBAMA just raised the TOBACCAO tax to raise money for KIDS INSURANCE, WTF?

  4. Anonymous on

    Just kidding. How ridiculous. It saddens me to see this happen in a country we all love so much. The founders of this country would be saddened by this man. :(

  5. Anonymous on

    Walters is the one who went breaking entire American families and cause irreparable damage to American youth.
    Can someone out there shut him up for good ? I can’t stand him.He makes me feel dizzy everytime I hear him

  6. Born in the USA (what ? Canada ?) on

    What an embarrassment, John Walters came from Canada.

  7. Anonymous on

    a cocksucker looks like

  8. Mooker on

    Erm… let me quess… booze and tobaco? :)

  9. Anonymous on

    How does Walters manage to sleep at night when he’s shoving lies down America’s throat?

  10. Paul Goodman on

    What a dickhead this guy is. I’ve been smoking for over 30 years and I’ve had nothing but enjoyment as opposed to getting pissed out out of my head and feeling like crap the next day. I sleep like a baby as I’m sure everyone else does. The problem is this goof has never smoked in his life and doesn’t know the freedom and release that one can enjoy.

  11. kevin on

    Just watching this angers me. where does he get his facts from?!?!? lol . It’s clear he makes it up on the spot, stupidest person Ive seen to date.