The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was established in 1973 as a part of the War on Drugs, with the goal of reducing drug use and drug-related crime in the United States. However, decades later, the DEA’s approach to drug policy has proven to be ineffective, harmful, and costly. The high cost of enforcement and incarceration, racial disparities in drug arrests and sentencing, and the use of excessive force in drug raids are just a few of the problems associated with the DEA’s enforcement-focused approach. In this article, we will explore alternatives to the DEA and make the case for defunding and abolishing the agency.
Tag: Bong History
Travel throughout the ages with these articles on the history of bongs, water pipes, and Smoking Lamps. Explore bongs in other cultures and eras.
Is Weed Racist?
From ‘weed’ to ‘marijuana’, pejorative terms for cannabis have a long and racist history in America. Used as a tool to demonize a plant with valuable medicinal and recreational properties, these terms have contributed to harmful stereotypes and discrimination towards communities of color. Understanding the origins and implications of these terms is an important step towards combating racism and promoting a more accurate and respectful understanding of cannabis.
Bongs and the Law: Understanding the Complexities of Cannabis Paraphernalia
The legality of bongs, also known as cannabis paraphernalia, varies depending on the jurisdiction. In the United States, bongs are classified as drug paraphernalia under federal law, making their possession, sale, and distribution illegal. However, individual states have the power to regulate the use and sale of bongs within their borders, leading to a patchwork of laws across the country. The impact of bong legality can affect both individuals and businesses, with severe legal consequences for those caught using or possessing them and difficulties for businesses to operate. Furthermore, international laws regarding bongs also vary and it’s important for individuals and businesses to be aware of the laws in their specific jurisdiction. Additionally, the medical use of bongs as a method to deliver medical cannabis to patients suffering from chronic pain and other conditions is a topic that is gaining attention and could provide patients with a safer and more efficient way to consume medical cannabis.
The Bong Through the Ages: A Historical Perspective
The history of bongs, also known as water pipes, dates back to ancient civilizations in Asia where they were used for smoking herbs and tobacco. Bongs have undergone significant evolution in design, from traditional bongs made from clay and bamboo to modern bongs made from glass and other materials. Bongs have become increasingly popular in […]
Smoking Lamps: The Story of Saving Navy Lives at Sea
Smoking lamps are an important safety feature on ships in the United States Navy. They were used to designate areas where sailors were allowed to smoke, helping to prevent the risk of fires on board ship. The Age of Sail The use of smoking lamps dates back to the early days of sail, when ships […]
Bong Hits 4 Jesus: A History of Cannabis in Religious Practice
Cannabis has a long and complex history of use in religious practices around the world. While the plant has been used for various purposes, including recreation and medicinal use, it has also played a significant role in spiritual and religious rituals for centuries.