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“Making it illegal to even talk about drugs”

Actually, there was a bill in the House of Representatives in July, the Methamphetamine Anti-Proliferation Act, that would actually do this. Or was it the Ecstacy Anti-Proliferation Act? My sources differ on this. At any rate, the bill would actually criminalize dissemination of information about illegal drug use. I don’t know what became of this bill, but even with my limited faith in the U.S. judicial system, I have a hard time believing it would survive past its first court case. As a professor quoted in the Salon article said, the bill is “part of a childish cycle the legislature has set up where the courts are the only ones left to defend the Constitution. They can vote for this knowing it’s going to get thrown out, but then they get to go home and tell their constituents that they’re doing something about drugs.”