Commentary: The government has no right to tell me what I can eat, drink, smoke, snort or inject.
It can prevent me from doing those things in public. And it can hold me responsible for any crimes I commit after having done those things, including driving. But that’s all.
Not only does the government lack the right to prevent me from eating, drinking, smoking, snorting or injecting anything I want, it also lacks the ability. Desperate attempts to disprove that reality through mass incarceration have only served to highlight the deeply ingrained injustices in our court system based on race and class. We filled our jails and prisons, but people kept getting high.