Tuesday, March 13

UN can lower the price of cocaine

Bolivia president Evo Morales argued – again – for the end of prohibition of using coca leaves, at a UN meeting. Morales wants to return to his country natives the legality of the ancient habit of chewing those leaves, which by its properties, is effective against altitude sickness and masks the sensation of hunger, allowing them to walk through the Andes carrying little food. However, because of those who chew those leaves with their nose, Morales will probably fail to achieve his purpose, despite being on the prestigious top of worse-dressed world leaders. And if so, it will be bad news for the vast half dozen Bolivians who still roam the Andes and also for the few millions of addicts who thought they could save some money.

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