Archive | September, 2008

Luckily for me, I've never been "convicted" of possession of marijuana. However, nearly a million people were less fortunate than I in the year 2007. Imagine what that figure would look like if they caught all of us "users." I've probably smoked 5 days a week since 2001. That's a shitload of potential busts I've managed to avoid. I hope some of the readers are knocking on wood for me, but hopefully the US will have a complete overhaul to current drug policies sometime in the near future. Anyone else not holding their breath?

871,721 … What a Ridiculous Number

Luckily for me, I’ve never been “convicted” of possession of marijuana. However, nearly a million people were less fortunate than I in the year 2007. Imagine what that figure would look like if they caught all of us “users.” I’ve probably smoked 5 days a week since 2001. That’s a shitload of potential busts I’ve […]

Advice for aspiring criminals looking to reduce the opportunity costs of time spent in prison: if you're given a choice between selling drugs or murdering a young woman, choose murder so you'll get a shorter prison sentence. Consider the example of Robert Chambers, the so-called "Preppie Killer" who in 1986 strangled Jennifer Levin to death in Central Park. He got 15 years for the deed, served it, got out and just returned to serve a 19-year sentence for selling cocaine. And that was a plea bargain; he could've gone to prison for life.

Cocaine is a Hell of a Drug

Advice for aspiring criminals looking to reduce the opportunity costs of time spent in prison: if you’re given a choice between selling drugs or murdering a young woman, choose murder so you’ll get a shorter prison sentence. Consider the example of Robert Chambers, the so-called “Preppie Killer” who in 1986 strangled Jennifer Levin to death […]