It’s been years since I added substantially to this blog. The issues haven’t changed, the fed is as adamant as it was before, Obama has broken his promises not to prosecute medical marijuana patients, the prisons are still too full of non-violent drug users. The moral picture is no different than it was 10 years ago. The fed, including all the drug warriors, and much of the public, still treats users as defectives.
However, some of the pro-mj groups like NORML, Drug Policy Alliance, and Marijuana Policy Project note the rise of public sentiment against the drug war and for legalization, recognizing the fairly benign nature of marijuana as an intoxicant, and the well-researched, historically-proven effects of marijuana as a healing herb.
In the time I have been quiet on this blog, I obtained my doctorate in philosophy from Cardiff University in Wales. I studied Michel Foucault and techniques of the self. But that effort cost me something of my equilibrium. I am having a devil of a time getting back to balance. I am often grumpy and depressed, and can’t get motivated to care for myself as well as I like. I do not have a full-time job yet, though I like the things I’m doing part time. I am still married to my first wife of almost 32 years. I love her and am happy with her.
Here’s the good side, I am smarter, a better researcher and writer. I haven’t lost my friends, am connected to communities today through FB that I wasn’t before, and have a dog. Actually, I didn’t want a dog (my wife did). But they both convinced me that Daisy was part of the family.