Oregon state Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill that would make cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor’s prescription.
Completely disregarding the painful lessons we learned from with the 18th Amendment (which banned alcohol, and led to the rise of organized crime), not to mention the fact that most doctors, understandably, will be reluctant or absolutely refuse to prescribe cigarettes, making those doctors who are a bit more loose with their morals and the Hippocratic Oath much more in demand, how does a medical board judge whether a doctor should have prescribed a smoker one pack a day or 2? If the intent was to ban cigarettes (forgetting that cigarette smuggling is the 3rd most smuggled item in the world, already), it won’t work, it doesn’t work with drugs, which are far less popular than cigarettes.
So I ask, what is the point of these laws?
– They do not work,
– they cost the country already dangerously in debt, more money,
– they take away freedom,
– and force our law enforcement officers to do unimportant things when they should be working on actual crimes (i.e. murder, robbery, & rape, oh and POLITICAL CORRUPTION).
or is that the point, imagine that:
a politician with his hand in the cookie jar, attempting to distract John Q. Public, and the boys and girls in blue.