Magazine "How High?"
(c) Spin Magazine, November 2001, p. 68
Can it get any worse? Here, Spin Magazine compares S. divinorum
to "crack," condescendingly refers to Mazatec shamans doing
"bong hits" and later bartering the plant with "SoCal
hippie chicks" for tarot card readings and hackeysacks, and concludes
by quoting a "habitual user."
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letter to Spin Magazine by Richard Glen Boire
Dear Spin –
I am accustomed to hearing US Government officials
spew inaccurate and hyperbolic information about drugs, but your article
on Salvia divinorum (“How High?” Nov. 2001), reaches new
bears no comparison to
“crack” and everything you mention with regard to Mazatec use
is both crass and inaccurate. Finally, there is no report of any person, ever,
becoming habituated to Salvia divinorum.
Rather than subjecting your readers to condescending,
“party dude,” articles about drugs, why not treat us with respect and
work to counteract the drug ignorance that is so pervasive in society and
within the marbled halls of government?
Richard Glen Boire
The Center for Cognitive
Liberty & Ethics www.cognitiveliberty.org