Tom Toles by Tom Toles

Tom Toles

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  1. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Ever notice when they burn the stash the cops are all downwind?

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    “….was scheduled to be burned”

    Why are there no news releases about the stuff actually being burned?

  3. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 4 years ago

    @mikefive

    Because the cops in Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, and New York were busy selling it.

  4. 1effinday

    1effinday said, almost 4 years ago

    Huzzah, good sir!

  5. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    The war on drugs won’t go away until use-it-or-lose-it police pork is cut off.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    One of your best.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    The war on drugs would also go away if wealthy white people went to jail for it at the rate the low-income minorities do! (And no, it has nothing to do with usage rates. It has to do with connections, and where the police pay their attention.)

  8. Kirk Sinclair

    Kirk Sinclair said, almost 4 years ago

    Interesting that Colo and Washington are portrayed as sensible, responsible white folk – a far cry from Cheech and Chong stoners from a generation or two ago. MJ’s prohibition is going to end, just as gay rights are almost here. Eventually people will get tired of the hypocrisy and the expense of enforcement.

  9. Patrick JB Flynn

    Patrick JB Flynn said, almost 4 years ago

    Phhwwwiiiett!

  10. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, almost 4 years ago

    Let’s take a moment to thank all the soldiers who died for our right to get high.

  11. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 4 years ago

    I don’t take any kind of “entertainment” drugs (save caffeine) myself — I learned long ago that people on weed became bad conversationalists, which meant I had no use for them — but the absurdity of throwing users of a mild euphoriant into jail for life has finally become obvious to at least a few people. Marijuana is not good for you — it irritates the lungs as badly as regular cigarettes — but unless we ban alcohol (again) and tobacco, it doesn’t make sense to have this sort of two-tier system of justice. There have been a number of surprisingly successful experiments in decriminalization (check out Portugal). Don’t drive stoned, don’t drive drunk, don’t smoke in public — and what you do in the privacy of your own home is none of my damn business, nor that of the government.

  12. thranx1

    thranx1 said, almost 4 years ago

    It would be hysterically funny if so many lives weren’t being ruined. Check out the current case in Montana.

  13. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 4 years ago

    Before Thatcher’s Americanization policies (armed police, war on drugs, etc.), addicts could get drugs on prescription from their National Health Service doctors. The underworld had to depend on other means (such as prostitution, smuggling, and theft) for their income. Addicts could carry on a relatively normal life on a maintenance dose and some 5% would voluntarily quit each year. With no one pushing the drugs, addiction was slowly dropping. Of course, with Maggie, Ronnie, and Mo’ronnie, drugs flourished while democracy was reduced in the English-speaking world.
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    I don’t believe in free distribution of penicillin either, but there have been times when I was glad it wasn’t outlawed. Valuable medicines should be reserved for medical use. Otherwise staf-resistant bacteria (or some other unforeseen side effect) will emerge. But don’t outlaw valuable medicine just because some idiot might abuse it.

  14. filozzrd

    filozzrd said, almost 4 years ago

    I do hope and pray that this is not another passing hallucination— even reality can be a fleeting moment.

  15. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, almost 4 years ago

    I am all in favor of the passage of these propositions in Washington, and Colorado, and no, I don’t use any drugs recreationally (not even caffeine). Having said that, I’m going to be very interested in how the Feds operate in these two states. If it’s anything like what they’ve done in states with medical MJ laws, we’re going to see a possible states rights issue developing.

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