On Tuesday, May 26, ABC Television aired a remarkable and important hour of programming, John Stossel's "Sex, Drugs and Consenting Adults." Featured, among others on the show were Peter McWilliams, author of "Ain't Nobody's Business if You Do" and Will Foster, imprisoned for 93 years for cultivation of medicinal marijuana.
But the show's highlight, or low-light, was DEA Chief Thomas Constantine, who unwittingly demonstrated the hypocrisy of the Drug War, and who, when asked about cigarettes, stated his belief that the war will engulf far larger numbers of Americans in the future when he said:
"When we look down the road, I would say 10, 15, 20 years from now, in a gradual fashion, smoking will probably be outlawed in the United States."
The transcript of "Sex, Drugs and Consenting Adults can be viewed at http://www.abcnews.com/onair/abcnewsspecials/transcripts/specials_stossel980526_trans.html. To send your congratulations to John Stossel and ABC, e-mail [email protected].
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Issue #44, 5/28/98
Drug Crazy Hits the Stores! | Final Week for Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts Offer! | Colombian Soldiers Being Trained by US Special Forces | Helicopter Manufacturers Battle over Which Will Arm Colombians | Washington: Conference on Latin American and the Drug War | Medical Marijuana Summit in California | California Medical Association Calls for Rescheduling of Marijuana | Speaking at Medical Marijuana Conference Lands Patient in Jail | Geriatric Prison Approved for Construction in Oklahoma | Romania's Secret Service Implicated in Cigarette Smuggling | Web Site News | Quote and Link of the Week | Editorial: Medicinal Marijuana, Summits and Balloons
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