Sunday, May 28, 2006

THC makes you smarter

The History Channel (THC), has been running a program called Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way for several months now. Though I haven't seen all of the series, I've been incredibly impressed with what I have seen so far.

If you still think that drugs were made illegal in order to protect Americans from drug abuse, then you must watch this documentary. As the historian, Cliff Schaffer, puts it: "All of our drug laws have been originally based on racism."

You can find that quote and more in the following episode from the series, which focuses on cocaine:

Warning: This video is 43 minutes long. Grab yourself a snack.

Update: I just found two of the other episodes (one focuses on opium & heroin, while the other focuses on marijuana & methamphetamine). But, so as not to overwhelm you with too many videos at once (and to keep you coming back for more), I'll be posting the other videos in installments on Wednesday and Saturday. Stay tuned...

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