As someone who lives in a border state and is conscious of the violent tactics of the cartels, I think anything that can cripple that industry is owed at least more popular discussion. Without even taking into account the legions of Americans who are made into addicts and criminals by bad lifestyle decisions, dismantling the cartel's efficacy to commit violence against U.S. and Mexican citizens is enough reason for me.
Firstly, I am not stupid enough to make a claim on the internet that I could kick your dumb ass because it would be impossible to prove. That would make me as troglodytic as you. Secondly, you look like you were dropped on your head as a child, dear god! I mean, fetal alcohol syndrome is one thing but fuck man, put a paper bag over your head. Finally, nice Photoshop, you look real tough in front of a gym you have probably never been to.
Hi, just stopped to tell you that you are by far the lowest form of human garbage and am here to inform you that you have been hereby evicted from living in our universe. Please take your hateful attitude to some other dimension and have a nice day.
I am not sure, really. It's a standstill to me. I mean, you can go and legalise it, and many people will probably OD and die. Or you can keep it banned, and watch as many a smuggler tries to sell it illegally. Maybe some of that Diviner's sage. Last I checked, it's harmless. Doubt it will do too much to help, but it's a start.
IMHO, as long as a person is a part of a society where he has duties, then no, one s not as entitled to his own body as one might think. AS a citizen there are things you must do, and there are people who you are responcible for, or are responicble of your well being. Imagine a dieing victim of a failed suicide, and the Doc goes: "well, that's his own life he tried to take, so anyone up for some coco?"
Such high prices only create a black market where you can get the drugs cheaper. Moonshining still exists even though alcohol is legal because government regulations keep the prices high and it is cheap and easy to make. I have little doubt that high drug prices will create a similar kind of black market.
Due to the huge risk involved in producing, transporting and selling them that would all but dissapear if drugs were legalised. In Australia we have alot of black market tobacco (chopchop), its bought at a highly inflated price off the same farmers that sell to the legal tobacco industry, then sold without taxes. A 50g pouch of legal tobacco costs about $35 while you can get a 100g pouch of black market tobacco for $10.
no wonder i have never heard of it, it don't grow where i live but here is some junk i found out about this belladonna plant
Atropa Belladonna, also referred to as Belladonna is a perennial herb belonging to the family Solanaceae found in Western Asia, some parts of North Africa and Europe. The herb contains tropane alkaloids and is toxic in nature. Even though not approved by the FDA, synthesized alkaloids of Belladonna are used in various prescription medicines. Midwives in medieval times used Belladonna to prevent miscarriages.
Medicinal Uses of Belladonna
Belladonna derivatives are commonly employed in medications for alleviating symptoms of:
Throbbing headaches Stomach cramps Menopause Belladonna is also used in skin ointments for treating rheumatism or joint pain, nerve pain and sciatica. Belladonna is employed for curing hyperkinesis, which is a behavior disorder and hyperhydrosis or excess sweating. These derivatives are mixed with Phenobarbital and Ergotamine for the usage in medicines. Depending upon scientific evidence, the ‘Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database’ evaluates herbs as Effective, Possibly Effective, Likely Ineffective and Insufficient Evidence for Rating. Although marked as Insufficient Evidence for Rating, Belladonna is used in treating the following conditions:
Hay fever Arthritis Asthma Hemorrhoids Parkinson’s disease Spasms Homeopathic Uses & Benefits of Belladonna
Belladonna, when used in homeopathic medication is comparatively safer since the quantities of Belladonna derivatives in these medications are very low and well below toxicity levels. In fact, homeopathic medications use water diluted Belladonna extract, making it much safer for use.
Side Effects and Toxicity Dangers
As with any other herb or medication, Belladonna has certain risks and side effects involved. NIH (National Institute of Health) declares that the effects include:
Nervousness Hallucinations Alterations in Perception Belladonna is considered to be anticholinergic, which is a substance that alters Acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter) levels in the brain, thus increasing the chances of:
Trances Confusion Drowsiness Belladonna, if ingested can lead to slurred speech, increased heartbeats and dryness in mouth.
Belladonna is reported to be extremely toxic for children. Consuming just a couple of fruits from these “devil’s cherries” may prove fatal for children, since it contains Atropine. A couple of non fatal overdose cases have also been reported by the CDC (Center for Disease Control).
Belladonna works by restricting the nervous system functions such as digestive functions, sweating, salivation and urination. The dosage of Belladonna depends upon various factors such as the patient’s health, age and other aspects such as allergies. There is not enough scientific knowledge about the appropriate dosage of Belladonna yet. Make sure that you follow the guidelines on the product label and consult your doctor or pharmacist for appropriate dosage.
This was about various uses and benefits of Belladonna and some side effects involved. Remember! Herbs are not always safe. Although herbs such as Belladonna have medicinal values, never use them without consulting a physician, as the risks may turn out to be fatal. Stay healthy!