Law

Law
It seems to me our government has lost all perspective. Our Congress continues to make laws, perhaps in good faith, that add a tremendous financial burden to society without true benefits. For example, while there is no doubt we have a serious drug abuse problem in our country, will putting expensive restraints on the use of prescribed narcotics for pain solve it? I seriously doubt it. My friend just had a narcotic prescribed for severe pain from a shoulder injury and the drug screen required cost over $1000. (Whose lobbyist won that cash cow) Meanwhile there is a huge push to legalize marijuana. Congress can make these “trivial” laws, but cannot fix healthcare, education, or the economy. Perhaps a Presidential order or a Supreme Court ruling can intervene…who makes laws again??70444885-D7BA-4C15-876D-1513F78B2CE3.jpeg

Why such drug abuse?

66177757-F276-42A3-A567-EB6B0B22AAC1Does anyone else find it rather confusing that we now have an opioid “crisis” when these drugs have been around for so long? They have become more of a problem recently, despite being tightly controlled by the DEA; yet, we are in the process of legalizing marijuana. Personally, I don’t think we can keep people from abusing dangerous substances. We can make the legal ones harder to get, but when we do, the illegal ones replace them. And the illegal ones are not always produced safely. It does seem the mental health issues involved are not adequately addressed. Any suggestions??