Drug Sanity : Medical Marijuana

Drug Sanity : Medical Marijuana

In a society that wasn’t hopelessly hooked on the anti-drug drug, the idea floated last week by a pair of odd political allies would be a slam dunk for approval. But because our political system is hopelessly in the grip of the denial, paranoia and self-destructiveness inherent in Richard Nixon’s War on Drugs, a bill to leave the regulation of marijuana completely up to the states seems to have very little chance of success.

If nothing else, the unlikely pair of authors of the bill — the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017 — has brought it some welcome attention. Reps. Barney Frank, prototypical Eastern liberal, and Ron Paul, iconic Texas libertarian, have together sponsored the measure that would remove marijuana and chemically related substances from the list of drugs banned by the federal government.

Even though Attorney General Eric Holder had announced early in the Obama administration that the feds would not make pot busting a priority, especially in the growing handful of states where use of marijuana is allowed for medical reasons, the narcs have not given up. The federal Drug Enforcement Agency this year has raided pot dispensaries in California and Montana, facilities that had claimed to be authorized under those states’ medical marijuana laws and that had been operating unmolested by local officials.

This status quo can only be called madness. Marijuana is hardly a plague upon the land. People can clearly abuse the stuff, and the need for some level of regulation, even in states — no, especially in states — that allow the use of marijuana for relief of chronic pain and the side-effects of chemotherapy, is obvious. But there is no reason for the federal government to involve itself in this issue. DEA agents chasing pot farmers, especially those who are acting within the laws of the states where they reside, is a huge waste of resources, if not an act of downright cruelty. And it violates the important principle that people have a right to know what acts are illegal in any given place, and which ones are not.

The Frank-Paul bill is deliberately patterned after the laws that ended the national prohibition of alcohol 78 years ago and provoked the evolution of the best dry herb vaporizer. It would drop any and all federal bans on pot use, sale or production, but at the same time make it a federal crime for anyone to carry marijuana across state lines for any purpose that would violate the laws of the state in question. The states have proven themselves quite competent to handle alcohol, even though they do it in a variety of ways and with many different levels of tolerance. They should be allowed to do the same with marijuana.

What Are The Best Gifts For Your Girlfriend in Singapore?

What Are The Best Gifts For Your Girlfriend in Singapore?

Women like surprises, and the best surprises are those that come with gifts. Good and promising words may make your girlfriend happy, but a gift will make her surprisingly happy. Are you running out of ideas on the best gift to give her? Here are some of the best gifts you can give your girlfriend in Singapore.

Girl’s night out

This is one of the unusual gifts you can provide your girlfriend. Go out and arrange the best place in Singapore for her and her best friends to enjoy. This will occur to her that you value her happiness and that of her friends. It’s also a good way of helping her unwind from her busy day’s work.

Clothing that Will Flatter Her Figure


Ladies ask their boyfriends if they look sexy all the time. They ask how their new outfit fits and if they like the way it looks on them. One way to show that you are paying attention to her style is to buy her a new outfit. Never buy a woman a gift certificate and expect her to be appreciative. Women want to know you put thought into what you purchased. Think about the colors you see her wearing and the cut of the clothing she likes. If you are at a loss, you might want to bring a picture into the renowned Singapore stores and ask the representative to point out some pieces to you that might be perfect.

Engagement/commitment ring

You want to clinch the deal? Buying your girlfriend an engagement/commitment ring will make her very happy. It doesn’t have to be flashy or expensive, but neither should it be too cheap or dull; just something good and pocket-friendly will do. She will always feel a sense of pride whenever she puts it on her finger.

Customize Perfume for her

You can buy a bottle of perfume anywhere in Singaporean cosmetic shops. If you want to personalize the gift you are giving, make sure you take time to have a perfume made specifically for your woman. Sneak in her bathroom and see what types of scents she wears. Once you do this, consult with a company that will make custom scents and make a fragrance she will love. This is one of the best gift ideas because it takes time and thought to create.

What could be the best gift if your girlfriend has had it all?


Cartoon portrait gift

Your girlfriend may have received all the aforementioned gifts before therefore making your gift not so special. However, you can surprise her with a personalized caricature gift that she will love to show off before her friends. Make the portrait more personalized by adding her favorite pets, colors and anything else she likes. Portrait cartoon gifts are the best and perfect gifts one can give to her girlfriend. It will forever earn you a special place in her heart.