Pubdate: Fri, 01 Dec 2000
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
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Author: Dave Michon
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk

MINDELLE JACOBS is right about the American "zero-tolerance" approach
to drugs: it doesn't work and it makes the problem inestimably worse.
I would add that it is immoral. Edmonton would do well to start
providing progressive and proven treatment and Harm-Redux policies,
such as the heroin-assisted treatment programs now working so well in
Switzerland, so as to avoid the problems Vancouver is experiencing

Dave Michon

(Sounds like it's worth a try.) 
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