Lostintime, !try explaining prohibition to kiddies! Smart kiddies at that!
Barry Muzzin, For cycling to support prohibition, is the fraud. For cycling to support prohibition, discredits the credible wish to rid performance enhancing cheaters.
Cloxxki, You’re kidding, right? Junkie? ?convicted wife beaters and child molesters- in the same boat as a human who choosing to use a little coke? There is a difference! One has a victim -the wife beater and cycle molester…. and the other doesn’t - when someone uses coke responsibly, there is no victim!!!!
Mongol_Waaijer, ???the damage that cocaine demand inflicts???
Don’t confuse “the damage that cocaine demand inflicts” with the damage that prohibition, inflicts.
One of the big arguments prohibitionists lose here is that a person can not use “drugs” and be successful. That message is threatened when people all over the world use “drugs” recreationally - responsibly, and win. Prohibitionists don’t want people to know the truth and one way to stop the truth from getting out is to persecute people who responsibly use “drugs.”
Get Tom out of the picture, so people don’t see an example of a person using coke responsibly.
And it’s not just Tom & coke. Look at Gold Medal swimmer, Michael Phelps! Phelps is another in a long list of examples of people using cannabis responsibly and winning!!! But then cannabis is a PLANT, not a drug.
Prohibitionists are a bigger problem than the people they wish to control. As more and more people understand the ills of prohibition, it will end just like the original prohibition with alcohol.
Then a person who chooses to use cannabis (or coke for than matter) after a race instead of beer, will not be stripped of their winnings.
It would be wise for cyclingnews editors to not be in the position of supporting or taking a stand to support prohibition.
Taking a stand to get rid of performance cheaters is one thing. ....