What’s the tie-in between Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” and “As It Stands” Sunday column?
Jefferson Airplane’s iconic “White Rabbit” was about prescription drugs, still legal LSD, and illegal drug use.
The DEA lists prescription drugs as the 2nd biggest drug problem in the country today. What happens to prescription drugs when people stop taking them and leave them in the medicine cabinet? You probably have a good idea of what could happen.
How can you safely get rid of them? Can’t just flush em down the john without polluting waterways. Throwing them in the garbage adds to toxic landfills. What to do then?
What if I told you Humboldt County had it’s chance to provide a public service by safely disposing of prescription drugs last Saturday…and didn’t? We have our share of prescription drug abuse behind the Redwood Curtain, and could have used this opportunity to take a proactive step towards fighting the problem.
“As It Stands” wants to know “Who dropped the ball?”