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"An historical error."
That's how Bolivia's president, Evo Morales, described his nations's decision to be a signatory to a U.N. Resolution 50 years ago to eradicate the coca leaf within 25 years, as it was designated as an illegal drug in that resolution.
You may better recognize the coca leaf as the precursor to cocaine, crack and Cocoa Pebbles cereal.
Now Morales wants to legalize the coca leaf while at the same time seeking funding for helicoptors and aircraft to crack down on its illegal cultivation.
That previous sentence has a nuance in it, and no, it's not the use of the word "crack."
The nuance is in the definition of "illegal."
In fact, Morales renounced the resolution last year and coca leaf growing is legal in family plots and its use is legal if done so in traditional ways.
Nice. At least there's an operational definition for the "traditional family," as we see its definition undergoing many permutations in the United States.
A family of any size that grows its own coca leaf and uses it in a fashion from the past.
That works for me. There's no dogma. There's no misogyny and it's all inclusive, offering a big tent and welcoming all.
I believe in double dipping when it comes to taking in dividends and option premiums, but Morales has definitely put a new spin on the art of "Double Dipping." Make it legal, but give us the money to ensure that we can eradicate what is no longer an illegal activity.
I can certainly see great demand to bring back the "extended family" to fit into that big tent and adopt compound style living situations to get that family plot to a nice and healthy size to support those "traditional" uses that had previously not been widely divulged.
Forget about "Branch Davidians." Take it right down to the end unit, the "Leaf Davidians."
Certainly, some family units can proudly point to their traditional use of freebasing since the 1970's as a vibrant expression of their cultural heritage.
I know I do as I pray at the Pryor Altar.