A Museum Tribute to the War on Drugs!

A Museum Tribute to the War on Drugs!
Posted by FoM on May 26, 1999 at 09:18:05 PT
Source: St. Petersburg Times
ARLINGTON, Va. It's a 2 1/2-foot-tall contraption of silver and gold. It could be a lamp in the Jetson family living room. Or a space heater.As might be expected, the DEA's new museum in Virginia has a one-track, can't-be-missed message: Drugs are bad!
Except it's a marijuana intensifier. And the 1960s counterculture relic is on display at the new Drug Enforcement Agency Museum and Visitors Center here. The display cards explain that the intensifier turns marijuana into concentrated hash oil. But don't ask the curators how it works. They don't know. In fact, the exhibit space in its sterile skyscraper could be called "the little museum that almost could." The 2,200-square-foot museum, at the DEA's Pentagon City headquarters, opened May 11 after 10 years of planning. It is a survey of the struggle between illegal drugs and law enforcement. The message is puritanical, predictable and quite appropriate for the 26-year-old agency charged with winning the war on drugs: Drugs are bad. Click the above link to read the whole article!
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