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Drugs: To Legalize or Not


Society & Culture  (tags: health, drugs, legalization, addictions, prevention, risks, study, research )

Dee
- 1972 days ago - online.wsj.com
Progress in Colombia provides clear evidence that the war on drugs is winnable, while history repeatedly shows that relaxed restrictions lead to more abuse and addiction.



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Dee C. (23)
Sunday April 26, 2009, 6:07 pm
"Justified alarm over drug-related Mexican border violence has led to the predictable spate of drug legalization proposals. The most prominent was a call by three former Latin American presidents -- from Brazil, Colombia and Mexico -- to end what they claimed was the drug war. While there are many "end the drug war" plans, all of them, as even their advocates admit, result in more drug use and addiction. Their response? We should emasculate prevention and law enforcement and just spend more on treatment.

What would America look like with twice or three times as many drug users and addicts? To answer, consider what America was like in the recent past, during the frightening epidemic of methamphetamine, so similar to the crack outbreak of the 1980s. Each was a nightmare, fueled by ready drug availability."
 

Jamie L. (195)
Sunday April 26, 2009, 6:17 pm
Thanks Dee!
 

sue M. (184)
Tuesday April 28, 2009, 12:00 am
Well, if Ozzy Osbourne is anything to go by.............
 
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