Among members of most baby-boom or younger adult demographics, it’s hard to find people who, er, didn’t take Nancy Reagan’s advice and feel entirely one way or the other about it. Frankly, I’ve seen this topic addressed more honestly in fiction than in non-, so I was heartened to read about “Can’t Find My Way Home: American in the Great Stoned Age, 1945-2000” in Salon this morning.
Can’t say how good the book is, but this interview with the author — you’ll have to sit through a Visa ad, sorry — is thoughtful and interesting. If nothing else, this passage made common sense:
If we really don’t start talking about drugs honestly, we’re never going to get anywhere with drug policy reform in this country.
Lex said on June 14, 2004 at 10:29 am
What makes you think anyone wants to talk honestly about drug-policy reform in this country? You must watch different politicians from me.
alex said on June 14, 2004 at 11:04 am
In another generation, I predict we won’t have presidents who deny inhaling, but rather who admit enjoying. Those who haven’t lived are dying out; they won’t be around to tell the rest of us how to behave anymore.