Take a look at the picture on the right and tell me if that guy is someone you’d call a “Czar of Drugs.” Me neither. He looks like some guy with a stick shoved waaaaay up there while his fat and psychopathic wife thrashes him within an inch of his life (to paraphrase Pink Floyd). In short, he looks like the kind of repressed Herbert Hoover type who has a cabinet full of leather and chains and who wears women’s undies. All while telling all of us freaks what we should or shouldn’t be doing.
In other words, he’s in government.
Meet Obama’s Drug Czar, Gil Kerlikowske. This happy, well-rounded person took the directorship of the Office of National Drug Control Policy in May of last year. Obama obviously wanted the life of the party to hold that position.
Anyway, Mr. Personality was in Florida talking about the evils of prescription drug abuse when someone at the New Times (a newspaper there) caught up with him and asked him what’s so bad about medical marijuana. Turns out, Kerlikowske the Expressive is an alumni of the University of South Florida and was a chief of police down there somewhere too. Figures.
Anyway, Mr. Exciting says that “Marijuana is not medicine. We have a process in this country for developing medicines that’s world-renowned.” He’s referring, of course, to the process where a pharmaceutical company buys off some FDA boys (or hires their spouses or even them, once they move through the revolving door) and gets some kind of chemical approved for human consumption. Then, a few years later after denying (in court) that anything was wrong with it, they quietly pull it off the shelves when the patent is about to expire anyway.
Mr. Well-Researched then goes on to say that “Treatments should be determined by scientists and not by voters.” He’s talking about marijuana, folks. Cannabis. You know, the stuff we all have built-in receptors for that do things like reduce inflammation, restrict or eliminate pain, and cause positive neurological effects. You know what I’m talking about. That stuff that was the subject of only 2,700 studies just last year. That stuff. What has no scientific backing. Right.
Ya, it’s not medicine. Mr. Square Face, Happy-Go-Lucky Drug Czar says so. So I believe him. He looks pretty serious about things, so he probably knows what he’s talking about. Interestingly, as much as he hates medical cannabis, the Czar did declare that the War on Drugs should be ended.
Politicians love the fence, don’t they? There’s no place more comfortable for them than right on top of it. This guy’s greasing himself up for elected office. You can tell. See that smirk? He’s showing personality.
[source Broward Palm Beach New Times]