This piece shows the negative consequences that drugs can have on a person. Drug use has been viewed as a criminal issue, but the image clearly illustrates that drug abuse is a healthcare issue. The clothes she has on are reminiscent of hospital clothing, and the puppet strings make it clear that this woman is suffering from addiction and requires medical help, not that she is in the business of dealing drugs. Health care should include rehabilitation for drug abuse, and legislation should, and is, being passed to legalize and decriminalize marijuana, so that fewer people are convicted for nonviolent drug possession charges.
Zoe Granato, Dominick Palma, Vinson Liao