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Shaman; Is it getting a bad rap ?

It is no secret now that many parents have asked our legislators to urge New york State and the Federal Government to ban the sale, possession and manufacturing of synthetic drugs. Reading the resolution, it is way to broad and has to many different types of drugs grouped together. There should be a resolution for each so called drug separately.

I personally find that these parents, or so called grandparents are just plain lazy, or may not have good parenting skills. Maybe it is just that they can not trust their troubled teens to stay away from making the same mistakes, that they already have made once. It is the responsibility of the parent to teach the child, age limits on products and why the ages limits are there. We should not and we CAN NOT allow the actions, and the immature behavior of the youth, to dictate and take away the rights and freedoms of responsible adults.

This is a slap in the face to all our military personal, past and present, especially those that have gave their lives for this Country fighting to protect our constitutional liberties. At 18 years of age I joined the military as hundreds of men and women did, and I decided to put my life on the line for the United States of America, because I believed that Americans had freedom and the right to choose how they wanted to live their lives. It is true that I joined at a time of peace and was only involved in a conflict and not a war. However; for 6 years of my life I was willing to die for this country at any time I was asked to do so. I did this freely of my own will and I obtained an Honorable Discharge for my duty. That’s when Americans were proud, and understood what freedom and their liberties really stood for. How many of these legislators, parents or grandparents have served our country to protect our freedoms.

The report from Dr. Norma Cooney, chief of emergency services for Oswego Health, was to vague and offered no statistics or even mentioned the herb shaman. There are no documented overdoses or death’s, by the use of Shaman. The statement given by Karen Hoffman, prevention director of Farnham,“Legal to our young kids and our youth is very literal. Legal is, ‘How can it hurt me? Plus I’m invincible,’” Hoffman said. These counselors should know that this is just a cop out for the child. Did the child know that cigarettes are legal, at the age of 18? I am sure that they knew those could hurt them. Did the child know that alcohol is legal? At the age of 21. I am sure that they knew that was harmful also.

Before any ban of the manufacturing, sale, and possession of shaman, at State level or Federal level, there must first be statistics proving that these so called synthetic drugs are more dangerous, or as dangerous as alcohol and tobacco. Each drug should have its own statistics such as “Happy Shaman”, “Salvia Divinorum”, “Molly”, “Mephedrone”, “Water”, “Sally D.”, and not be grouped together, or it is only fit to add cigarettes and alcohol to the Resolution, and ask the state and federal government to stop the manufacturing, sale, and possession of these two highly addictive and death causing drugs. I will not get into the statistics of how many children under the age of 18 (legal age in New York), will try their first cigarette and get addicted to this known cancer causing drug this year. We do not even want to think about how many teens under the age of 21 (legal age in New York) will be in an alcohol related accident and die before they even get a chance to graduate from High school or College. We all know it happens every year. Yet these concerned parents, grandparents & legislators failed to request that these extremely dangerous drugs be put on the resolution. Why? Is it because they use these drugs? Is it because they are addicted to these drugs? Or, is it because they are of legal age and they have their freedom and the right to choose what they want to do.

LSD also occurs naturally in morning glory seeds. … They produce a high that gives the illusion of increasing creativity, empathy, or self-awareness. Are we now going to be subjected to warrants, allowing law enforcement to enter our properties, and tells us what kind of flowers and plants we can grow.

Niagara Gazette The Niagara Gazette
Sun Mar 06, 2011, 11:57 PM EST
NIAGARA FALLS — A new report issued by a local health care organization shows a rise in smoking among teens in upstate New York, mirroring a nationwide trend.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among adolescents. By their senior year of high school, nearly 4 out of 5 students (78%) have consumed alcohol.

This is just the beginning to where I can take the statistics of alcohol & tobacco, now you show me the statistics on the abuse and addiction of the herb shaman.

Wayne L. Johnson
Oswego, N. Y.

1 Comment

  1. Same cut n paste article trying to defend a drug habit. Why does Bennett let someone like this work for her and act as her campaign manager in her race for DA? I guess the numbers speak for themselves. These “adult” users use the excuse that they are old enough to use responsibly. This writer touts the “spiritual benefits” of this drug in many of his posts, just look up shamen in local blogs / posts. Spiritual benefits, or “getting high”? you decide.

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