Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Professional courtesy

Does any one think that the fact that doctors can prescribe opiates doesn't interfere with opiate prohibition?

The question is not if the availability of the drug makes it easier to avoid interfering with a prohibition regime.

The question is: is it medically useful?

A lot of doctors seem to think it is.

Well you know how it is. The Congress knows best.

Proof of that? Look at the success of alcohol prohibition.

Prohibition is a price support system for criminals. Heaven knows the criminal class needs all the help it can get. But I understand why Congress would favor such a regime.

Professional courtesy.