Cocaine Bust

To the Editor: Andrew Woods’ article does little more than glorify a drug that has been historically abused; he begins by offering examples of great writers who loved the drug and popular beverages that included cocaine in their recipe. Instead of offering some type of explanation for the historical misunderstanding of the drug or reasons why social norms have changed since then, he simply informs us that we have pounds and pounds of the stuff at our immediate disposal. As I’ve watched a close friend become addicted to the drug and because I’ve seen the many financial and social consequences of his addiction, I take offense that the matter is treated so casually.