Pubdate: Wed, 05 Dec 2001
Source: Orange County Register (CA)
Copyright: 2001 The Orange County Register
Author: Paul Kroesen


Larry Gilbert says "Judge [James P.] Gray has it all wrong" [Letters, Dec. 
3]. As a matter of fact, the judge has been urging research to replace the 
failed anti-drug program for years, not just since Sept. 11. I agree with 
him when he defies anyone to dream up a worse way to solve the problem. 
Years and billions of dollars have accomplished nothing. If you listen 
carefully, the judge does not "promote legalization" of drugs.

He asks that the medical profession and the government find a sensible, 
workable solution that costs less and shows some promise of success. We are 
tired of a failed drug program that enriches the drug cartels and goes nowhere.

Paul Kroesen Irvine
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