Legal drug industry wants you dead — after you pay them for it

The Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Con­trol Pol­icy is at it again, this time com­par­ing a mar­i­juana cig­a­rette to a keg of beer.

What’s even more annoy­ing is the spokesper­son for the legal drug indus­try, Peter Komen­dowski, pres­i­dent of Part­ner­ship for a Drug-Free Iowa.

In an arti­cle in Today’s Des Moines Reg­is­ter, Mr. Komen­dowski is quoted as say­ing, “What we’re doing,” said Komen­dowski, “is send­ing a mixed mes­sage to our kids that some drugs are OK and some aren’t OK. If you know kids, it’s extremely con­fus­ing to them if you’re not on message.”

And what is that mixed mes­sage, pray tell, Mr. Komen­dowski? Steven Lukan, the direc­tor of the Governor’s Office of Drug Con­trol Pol­icy, quickly sup­plies the answer, “A good anal­ogy I was given is that back in the ‘60s, smok­ing a joint was like drink­ing three beers. You achieved a quick high that didn’t stick around as long,” Lukan said. “Today smok­ing a joint can be like drink­ing a keg.”

So, the mes­sage we’re cur­rently send­ing, accord­ing to these two, is that alco­hol is okay and mar­i­juana is not. Pre­scrip­tion drugs are okay and mar­i­juana is not. That mes­sage is exactly the oppo­site of what it should be. These intel­lec­tu­ally bank­rupt rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the legal drug indus­try haven’t made a step toward mak­ing alcohol and tobacco ille­gal in Iowa, or deny­ing access to pre­scrip­tion drugs. Alco­hol and tobacco, along with pre­scrip­tion drugs, are the biggest killers out there. Mar­i­juana has never killed anyone.

So, the mes­sage, kids, is that you should drink lots of alco­hol and smoke lots of cig­a­rettes so you can get sick and use lots of pre­scrip­tion drugs. Got it? Good, now shut up and do what you’re told.

I don’t know about you, but I’d vote for Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Bruce Hunter or Sen­a­tor Joe Bolk­com for gov­er­nor in the next elec­tion if I had the oppor­tu­nity. Both of them promised to fight vig­or­ously for the rights of Iowans to choose a safe and effec­tive med­i­cin­al herb over toxic chem­i­cals cho­sen for us by the legal drug industry.



Carl Olsen

130 E. Aurora Ave.

Des Moines, IA 50313-3654


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One Response to Legal drug industry wants you dead — after you pay them for it

  1. Raymond F Smith says:

    Its so sad that some people and some government refuse to accept the education and the facts about Marijuana. I have shared with so many about the scientific facts and most say wow we didn’t know. Its about education and letting the the people know the real truth. Its sad that some people just refuse to be educated.

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