This is
not, Jenkins would agree, a brand-new field of study. Burroughs put one side of the argument succinctly nearly a decade ago: Just Say No to Drug Hysteria. The library on the general topic of The United States Government v. The People's Right to Get High is vast, and much of it describes how successive local, state and federal governments throughout the 20th century created, supported and manipulated various illicit-drug scares, while, increasingly toward the end of the century, they allowed or assisted the corporate pharmaceuticals industry to flood the world with drugs on a scale illicit traffickers wouldn't ever let themselves dream of accessing. In other words, while your government has sought to keep you worried about a few bales of marijuana being flown up from Florida, it's allowing Pfizer and Lilly to keep all your neighbors zonked on Zoloft and Prozac.