Friday open thread

Still immersed in the Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival (I’m a judge) through this weekend.

bullet image It’s pretty sad that Kevin Sabet can’t handle comments and has to have them disabled when he writes at Huffington Post

bullet image Should the FDA regulate recreational drugs? – a new article at Time by Maia Szalavitz.

Regulation is the answer. Not sure that the FDA is.

bullet image Pot Legalization is Coming in Rolling Stone

bullet image Melinda Haag’s US Department of Pre-Crime by Russ Belville

bullet image Is the CIA a drug cartel? Mexican official blames CIA for drug war

A Mexican government official has told reporters that the CIA and other international security forces are not fighting drug traffickers, but rather they are managing the trade. This is the latest astounding claim about violence that has lasted more than six years and claimed more than 55,000 lives.

JUAREZ, MEXICO (Catholic Online) – Guillermo Terrazas Villanueva, spokesman for the Chihuahua state government in northern Mexico, made the claim which has people in Washington upset. While Villanueva is not the first person to make such claims, he is the highest-ranking official to do so thus far.
Villanueva told a reporter for Al Jazeera, “It’s like pest control companies, they only control, if you finish off the pests, you are out of a job. If they finish the drug business, they finish their jobs.”

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