Marijuana, Heroin and Atip discussed on Drugs and Stuff

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This has the opportunity to be one of the greatest job training programs that ever existed. I mean, who better to service the market than people who have, you know, got experiencing the elicit market people always like to say, you know, oh, drug sellers, you know, they can't do anything else. Aren't that smart who else can keep figures in their head in terms of weight conversions money. I mean, there's a lot of advanced algebra going on. Look, I can't even figure Atip on a on a restaurant ticket. Do you think I could keep the numbers in my head? Okay. I got fifteen pound the key in double up at twelve keys, and I got a payment. I mean, so. So. Do you know what I mean? Like our drug dealer used to come. His name is chicken and he'd hang out with us be like, hey, how's your week? He was therapist. There is so much going. There's a social aspect to it. You have to know your product, you have to know your customers. And I mean they're so you're right. There's so much skill that goes into that that it's it's absolutely ridiculous. So the marijuana, Justice, I, it is set up to take a huge portion of that tax money and put it straight into job training room, all sorts of things to better the communities that have most been most impacted by the war on drugs, and then it's to make up for that. It's time to make amends right now. Absolutely. The amount of. Four twenty this year, the amount of media covered. I mean, you can't take off for four twenty more and have it be, you know, a little like little secret while you're taking vacation day. I mean, it's just marijuana. Culture is it's so mainstream, and it's just so backwards to be having hundreds of thousands of people arrested every year. So many imprison men all these people. Mostly white people are not even his most. I mean, it's like there's, I mean, they're very, very few people of color across the entire country who are operating legal businesses. I mean, it's just so backwards. Yeah. And also, I mean if you think about it this way mental health in this country, the reason lot of people take opiates marijuana alcohol is because they're self medicating, and the tiniest bit we can do to maybe you know, help everyone in mental health, get everyone access to somebody because everyone most people, I know when they see therapist or a counselor or able to talk. To a group, it changes everything. People are depressed. People need help there. So many reasons. People do drugs not. It's not just boredom is because if you are poor and hungry and you just need something to escape or you're depressed, so much can change if we just put the money in the right place and we won't lose any money. We will gain a society of productive, happy people. I mean, that's a, that's a great point. I mean, you know, we throw around the word crisis in pedantic all over the place, but I think you know what's what we're experiencing right now. I think we have a little bit of a compassionate crisis because there's so many people struggling with pain, whether it's mental pain, physical pain, and drugs, whether you know legal or otherwise, help people get through whatever they have to to deal with Malcolm x. had this live about it. It's, you know, basically said, we archetypes ourselves at the end of the day to deal with. With everything that we had to do that day Justice survive. And there's a lot of truth in that. I mean, even if it's just for an Advil or a coffee to wake up or joint to take the edge off or glass of wine to take your mind away from, you know what you shitty Boston to you today. I mean, in this notion to my boss, she's excellent. Thank you very much, you know. But I think that we are so insensitive to the pain that people feel now my pain, my pain is top of the list because you fuckers just don't understand, but your pain, you're just weak. And I think we need to get past that, you know, imbalance other people's paying. People need. Help therapy should be acceptable to everyone in certain insurances should cover. More therapy should take more insurance, you know. And so we're just majorly screwed with the ways in which we offer healthcare mental health care everything. Yeah, I think a lot of the burden. I mean talking about people, you know, you know, needing therapy off. Times a lot of that's pond off to the bartender. It's almost a stereo, you know, stereotype, you know, I mean, tell the bartender comes from, you know, people porn out their troubles to the bartender, Joe. I'm gonna need that whole bottle. That'll thing. And I mean, that's still going on. I mean, I got a place to go tonight. I really didn't therapy when I was at our gender. I give. That's why I have an advice podcast because I'm like, yeah, I can tell you what to do some advice, what what's the best advice you ever gave in real time across the bar from somebody over some drinks specimen, you have a best tip you ever gave somebody. Oh gosh. I mean, I'll have to go back into the Bank, but actually a book just came out today, and there's a chapter that I'm in. It's called the power of kindness why empathy is essential in everyday life by Brian Goldman, and he's a doctor, and I talked about bartending during nine eleven, which was a really tough because I'm going to my own ship, but people coming in needed to talk like they were very upset and I think one of the best pieces of advice I, there's a friend of mine. This is actually in the story and he is, you know, he was there and he survived and he was majorly screwed up. He's never drank too much. You've always come in and have a scotch at five o'clock and then go home. And he was drinking so much that he was just. I mean, I was very worried about him and I just took him aside and I gave him my phone number and I don't do that to most customers. I said you, I'm cutting you off. I understand your pain, but I want you to call me tomorrow and I'm gonna get you. You a therapist. I'm gonna get you help because this is not who you are and you. He was drinking so much. I was worried he was going to pass out or die or something because at that time during nine eleven, it was hard to keep track of who was drinking too much and seek up looking around like, okay, who's drug who's that's not advice per se? But I think, oh, I think I definitely once told someone like, oh, you're definitely cheating on you. She was like, I don't know where he is, but like I texted him and he's at Amir's like, oh, he's with someone else. And then she came in know, you're right. I, yeah. But I mean, that's an obvious one. Now if if you've made it this far with us at you're listening to drugs and stuff, we're here with Catholic Heller, wouldn't they make it as far I wanna get back to something you were just talking about right before this conversation which we were talking. We weren't saying, but we're talking a lot about stigma and you know what we were talking about all these all this pain that's out there. All this desire to self medicate. Pushing all these people underground, not not able to talk about our problems and stuff like that. And we just observe the second anniversary of Princess death. And we've been, we've been talking a lot about this week stigma. The fact that prince, you know, he wasn't able to talk about his druggies. I mean, he's such a public figure and stuff like that and for whatever the reasons I mean, he he can do whatever he wants. If he doesn't wanna talk about this and stuff. But if we lived in a society where we treated people with compassion accidentally and we didn't force people to conceal their drug use, it would make things a lot safer folks. It would. It would enable folks to feel comfortable reach out for help seeking treatment. I mean, right now only ten percent of the people who struggle with addiction are actually getting specialized treatment. So when you are forced to go into the underground unregulated market, then you get, you know, medication that. Is tainted is just like any other drug. I mean, Derek has written about this extensively about Fitna Teini tainting the heroin supply in this country. And I mean it's something that we're not looking at because you know, we still see drug use as a weakness as opposed to people. I mean, I'll go on a limb here, having the right to self medicate and have what substance they choose to be. You know, to self medicate with that it is clean and it is what they think they're taking. And so I think what the failure here was the lack of drug checking and knowing you know that he was taking, you know what he thought he was taking, which was Vicadin and but yet we the drug war and for folks who are interested in wanna check out that piece that I did write last summer about this. I mean, just because of the drug war, there's no heroin without fennel in so many places. Now, I mean, people just don't know what they're selling a lot of the times because it's cutting cut in at such a high thing outside of the country. Usually. And it's it's, it's all a problem with prohibition is now the time for for plugs and farewells. I mean, I feel like we could talk all night about this. I brought my sleeping bag. Okay. Yes, let's do it and they'll see some farewell thugs. Darryl would you like to plug well, but the name your article? The the piece I was just mentioning was a, I think it's because of the drug war. There is no heroin without fennel in many places. Another piece I just recently was for vice vice impact, which was about Kellyanne Conway, which was the most recent podcast. The most recent I love that episode. Oh my God. That was amazing. If your drugs at a label and you knew there was fennel and then at least you could decide whether you want to choose to use or not. But most of the time when drugs are regulated, not most of the time, she said again because it was so eat ice cream French fries. Don't buy the stroke, right? You know, if you're buying your, we're all

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