LEAVES of GRASS
"Shows signs of life" (Editor's comment on rejection slip)
of subtle awareness
(NB for legal purposes, this is a work of fiction.)
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Snippet of "Legalise It" by Peter Tosh plus Rolling Stoned remix with lyrics by Davy King....oh and that notorious quote from President Clinton claiming that he 'didn't inhale', honest, ha ha, and the Beatles are in there somewhere too (212KB)
"Legalize It", Peter Tosh
under my thumb
there is some hash
under my finger
there's quite a stash
Lyric: Davy King
(with apologies to Mick Jagger & Keith Richards!)
On being busted for cultivating cannabis plants in 1973, Paul McCartney said: "we got sent some seeds thru the post, planted them & 5 came up...illegal"
a substance should not be considered a crime, because so far it's victimless. If you want
to talk about distributing substances that are lethal, yeah, that oughta be brought up,
but then, let's be serious. Tobacco is far ahead of anything else. Alcohol is second. Hard
drugs are way down the bottom, and furthermore most drug use, though it's very harmful for
the person, has very little social effect. The crime associated with hard drugs is mostly
a consequence of criminalization. If the principle is, let's not get lethal substances out
to the public, the first one you'd go after is tobacco, the next one you'd go after is
alcohol, way down the list you'd get to cocaine, and sort of invisibly low you'd get to
ISN'T IT CRAZY? BANANAS! (eg. in the UK, cannabis seeds are legal, growing the plants isn't. Fresh magic mushrooms are legal, dried ones NOT*. You know this makes sense! Why not decriminalise the natural world - or is that a daft idea? After all, it's the 21st Century so it's either much too late or too early yet for such pastoral utopianism.)
as of 18th July 2005, the war criminal Blair's government has changed the law to make even FRESH magic mushrooms ILLEGAL....
BUT dropping Bombs on innocent women & children IS legal?!
Rewrite reality in metaphorical ink of psilocybin...
a good dose for an exquisitely beautiful & uplifting experience...
Until recently, you could have received the SACRAMENT of the SACRED MUSHROOM
from the Sacred Mushroom Church in Switzerland.
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& link here
However, Pastor David, who ran this organizsation, was imprisoned by the Swiss authorities (2006)
'the so-called "war on drugs" is not a war on pills, powder, plants, and potions, it is war on mental states a war on consciousness itself how much, what sort we are permitted to experience, and who gets to control it. More than an unintentional misnomer, the government-termed "war on drugs" is a strategic decoy label; a slight-of-hand move by the government to redirect attention away from what lies at ground zero of the war each individuals fundamental right to control his or her own consciousness.'
Richard Glen Boire, Esq., 'On Cognitive Liberty' (Part 2)
"Il faut Ítre toujours ivre" (Baudelaire, who was a bit of a fiend for Hashish, but it was still legal then, so that makes it OK!)
Choose your poison! What is YOUR recreational drug of choice?
DRUGS? Wine? Whisky Booze Smoking Tobacco? LSD Psychedelic Sugar TV? Religion? Love!