I think every American at this point either knows or has known a drug user. Whether it is a friend, co worker, family member or etc etc.. We all know deep down these people are not criminals and in most cases have a good reason to be doing what they are doing.
A friend of mine who died loved to smoke a joint when his HIV would kick in. Truth is it was the only thing to bring a smile to his face out of all the pharmaceuticals he was prescribed and that was o.k. with me and should be for any American that calls themselves one.
If you do not have compassion in this life than how can you expect any in the next one?