Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Drugs are bad n'kay

I can't have capsule based pills for a while due to surgery issues. So I am still using the liquid painkiller they gave me at the hospital. I've been careful not to over do it because it's quite powerful and because it leaves me a tad poo-bound.

Anyway, I had a small tipple of it tonight. What is it? Oxynorm.

Oxynorm is fucking awesome. The above blog title is a lie. A flat out lie. This stuff is great.

You know why drug addicts exist? Because drugs are awesome. They are - look at the success of alcohol.

To me drugs are a lot like the consumption of meat. No, hear me out there is method in this. Cultures have decided that certain meats are acceptable - beef, pork, lamb, chicken and fish being the top five. Chow down on these, no one bats an eye. But - upgrade your meaty palate to dog, cat, dolphin, whale, or swan then people start to look at you the same way they do that old dude who happens to be sitting at the same park bench each day when the Catholic girl junior high school school bell goes for home time.

Drugs too have this odd acceptance by cultures. Alcohol, Caffeine, and Nicotine - all mostly acceptable and if you happened to be having an Irish coffee whilst toking on a fat cuban, again hardly anyone will complain. But cocaine, heroin, marijuana etc bad and frowned upon.

Did you know there are more psychotropic plants in the world that edible plants? I think it's 10 to 1. Nutritionists out there correct me if I am wrong.

Anyway, drugs. Human beings have always taken drugs because they are fun to take. Medically important sometimes - like me with my pain management - but also have the fun side. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Sure, I get that harder recreational drugs have a whole host of problems that the top three acceptable don't. It's easier to OD, it can cause you physical/mental impairment at a greater level, there's issues re long term use and so forth and so on. But ... we're always going to take them. Surely then making them illegal is a dumb move since criminal enterprise sees that profits and the no taxing and moves in. It's happened every single time something has been made illegal.

Are you not better off legalizing, regulating, and providing means to encourage a reduction in use or at the very least safe levels of consumption?

Yes, I know, this ground has been gone over millions of time in the past. And I suspect right at this moment there's some aged hippies in Nimbin probably saying these exact same things only with "man" peppered through their conversation.

It still shits me. I wonder if the "war on drugs" will have its reality check in my lifetime? Somehow I doubt it. In the meantime, pass the Oxynorm while I can legally still use it (and obviously for pain management).

PS Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

9 comments:

  1. Oh you were so obviously high when you wrote this! But right on, nevertheless :)

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  2. Lol...

    Oh, and as a recently graduated 'nutritionist', I can safely say I have no fucking idea about how many psychotropic plants there are in the world, let alone how their numbers compare with edibles...

    Learning about psychotropic plants would have been a hell of a lot more fun than learning about $%^&*ing HACCP!

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  3. Yeah man (tokes on doob, holds it in, breathes it out). That would be sweet.

    I think I read it in Diamond's Guns, Germs, Steel.

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  4. Who needs Oxynorm when you can have Ventolin through a nebuliser.

    Oh, the fun to be had!

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  5. If you want to learn about psychoactive flora, go to erowid.org.

    It will blow your mind, just contemplating how many innocuous things - nutmeg, morning glory, a hundred and fifty billion types of cactus and mushroom, wattle, woodrose... well, you get the picture - are highly hallucinogenic. Staggering.

    And interesting. A friend of mine, let's call him... "Matrick", had an interesting experience in August after growing some cactus. Interesting, not at all overwhelming, and very lovely, he told me. Cough!

    I also have had my fiar share of painkillers. People who are all like, "oh nooo, I don't take painkillers" give me the shits. I'm basically like, "dude, if you don't love painkillers, I'm sorry: you have never been in real pain, and may it remain that way your whole life."

    Me? When in need (which used to be often) I used to eat codeine like popcorn until I learned about its ceiling effect. It's glorious.

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  6. Amen to that. When you're in pain, and the pain killer makes the pain go, you get a high from the side effect AND from the fact you're not in pain.

    PK's are grouse.

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  7. Japanese whale fishing is completely lawful.
    And is completely scientific.
    In addition, it is a Japanese gastronomic culture to eat whales.
    You should refrain from the act of denying the culture of another country.
    watch this video.

    To the person who wants to know why Japan hunts whales
    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=xWYOJYEOvSk

    [DragonBall] Freezer VS Japanese whaling
    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=HdUPHXNPVR4

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Ap_0uUICejnG3TGasvh8ePvsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080204060044AAgG9Cy


    Why do the media of australia tell a lie and censorship?
    if doubt me? Post my comment this URL.
    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23155612-5007146,00.html

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  8. Japanese whale fishing is completely lawful.
    And is completely scientific.
    In addition, it is a Japanese gastronomic culture to eat whales.
    You should refrain from the act of denying the culture of another country.
    watch this video.

    To the person who wants to know why Japan hunts whales
    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=xWYOJYEOvSk

    [DragonBall] Freezer VS Japanese whaling
    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=HdUPHXNPVR4

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Ap_0uUICejnG3TGasvh8ePvsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080204060044AAgG9Cy


    Why do the media of australia tell a lie and censorship?
    if doubt me? Post my comment this URL.
    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23155612-5007146,00.html

    ReplyDelete

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