Clean needles or AIDS?

Duh. Are we really having this debate in Sacramento? Is it really “promoting” drug use to begin selling hypodermic needles without a prescription? You tell me. If you knew that you could just walk into your local Rite Aid and, say, buy a needle–well, that would make you run out and just start experimenting with whatever you could inject. Wouldn’t it?

Oh yeah, Mom, I bought this really cool needle so now I need to fill it with some crystal meth.

It makes you wonder if the Sacramento Police Department and the County Sheriff are operating on another planet. (By the way, guys, I think you’re doing a great job with limited resources–but the attitude on this one has got to go!)

Hm, just a thought. Does selling condoms mean more people are having sex? I guess they better start selling them everywhere then–make love, not war! Have sex frequently. Perhaps the demand for drugs will subside as people have more orgasms.

Giddiness aside, it’s true we have an increasing methamphetamine epidemic. (Did you know California is a leading distributor/producer of meth?) Check out this disturbing Frontline story. And while acknowledging that certain drugs are bad news in our society–needle sales will not increase the number of addicts.

Disagree? Check out a few facts with these activists, and then you decide.

2 Comments so far

  1. cd (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 11:23 pm

    All I know is had the HPV vaccine been available when I was 10, I’d have started having sex RIGHT AWAY. In fact, I’d probably have asked the doctor to let me keep the needle so I could just use that for drugs too.

    On a more serious note and only tangentially related note: I marveled at restroom vending machines in the UK while I was there recently. Not only are they omnipresent, but even the one’s in the women’s restroom sell condoms! I know! It’s crazy!

  2. tinytot (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 3:34 pm

    But why would a woman need a condom?

    All she needs is a husband.

    And heroin. Now, if only she could find a needle . . . .

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