Monday, May 5, 2008
Marijuana vs. Oxycontin
I am not a legalize drug person at all, let me make myself clear. But I do wonder why people can take Oxycontin which has been proven to be more addicting than the drug company reported, ya know like HEROIN! The drug company got their hands slapped in the form of millions of dollars in fines, but the drug is still accessible. Like we don't read the obituaries filled with deaths by overdose thanks to prescription drugs. Utah is a hot bed of prescription drug abuse. Oxycontin and other painkillers are as addicting as NARCOTICS and doctors pass them out like candy at Halloween. Oxycontin is the same high as heroin so it isn't a difficult leap to the cheaper street form. Everyone knows someone addicted to painkillers and yet smoking pot to reduce pain for patients is illegal? Am I missing something here? Can we not make pot in a pill form or at least look at possibility of it? It seems to me the only thing it would do is make the patient have a great attitude and maybe get fat from the munchies. Pot vs. Oxycontin, seems like a no-brainer to me.