LA Health Officials to show kids how to use ecstasy safely … in the name of safety?

If only this were an “onion” story but, alas, it’s not. LA County officials have decided the best way to keeps their kids safe when it comes to drugs, is to … umm … teach em how to do it? We’re doomed.

The story begins after The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health sought help from county supervisor in controlling drug use, specifically ecstasy, at Rave concerts. Two days ago officials decided “how to” leaflets at the show.

The glow-stick industry may be buzzing over the latest public service announcement from Los Angeles County, but some say it amounts to an backhanded endorsement of illicit drug use.Amid ongoing debate over safety and security measures at rave dance parties held at the Los Angeles Coliseum, county health officials have quietly launched a campaign to offer guidelines for safe use of MDMA, more popularly known as “ecstasy”.

Officials plan to distribute leaflets such as the one pictured below at upcoming events with tips on ways to avoid overdosing on what the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration classifies along with PCP and mescaline as a Schedule I narcotic.


Apparently the outrage was enough to force some changes in the leaflet … sort of.

“However, based on feedback from board members and upon further review by the department, Public Health is immediately revising the card to further and more emphatically state that illegal drug use is dangerous,” the department said in statement issued to late Tuesday. “Public Health does not condone the use of illegal drugs.”

The campaign follows the death of a 15-year-old girl at the 14th annual Electric Daisy Carnival at the Los Angeles Coliseum last June.

So let me see if I have this right. A girl dies and the response from health officials is to produce a “how to” leaflet. The public objects and the revised info sheet adds only that ecstasy is dangerous?

Have no fear my little mobsters … the nation is in the best of hands.

6 replies
  1. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    This will work because sex education worked.  And any of us with kids know that they follow instructions/suggestions to the letter.

    Handing out leaflets on how to do ecstasy safely will only be seen by kids as permission to use it.  No federal/state/local government should be green-lighting illegal drug use by handing out how-to instructions.  Illegal means illegal.

  2. PatRiot
    PatRiot says:

    And these public officials are passing on thier expert knowledge? That would explain alot about why government is so screwed up.

    Their PC answer will be; " Well, we actually don't do drugs, but if we did, this is how we would do it."

  3. PatRiot
    PatRiot says:

    And I suppose the next step is for Bloomberg to hand out pamphlets on how to pull off a terrorist bombing.  In response to the failed Time Square bombing attempt, of course.

    We now have answers to the questions:  Where are we going and why are we are in this handbasket?

  4. GdavidH
    GdavidH says:

    This is a reflection of the sad state of parenting in this country if county officials need to distribute leaflets basically saying "since your parents are absent in your upbringing and education, we will try to prevent you from killing yourself by doing things your parents should have convinced you are dangerous and wrong".  

    This is sad!

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