Pubdate: Sun, 01 Dec 2002
Source: Tribune Review (Pittsburgh, PA)
Copyright: 2002 Tribune-Review Publishing Co.
Author: Jay Hunter
Bookmark: (Walters, John)
Bookmark: (Cannabis)
Bookmark: (Youth)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)
Bookmark: (Terrorism)


Consider for a moment that the War on Drugs has lasted for 30 years and 
today costs taxpayers roughly $700 per second.

Even John Walters, our nation's drug czar, says marijuana is getting more 
potent, abuse is up, rehabilitation is practically never achieved, and 
every drug dealer taken off the streets is replaced before the paperwork is 
finished. Use among our children has remained the same since the question 
was first asked in 1975.

Now our enemies, the terrorists, seek to use this failed social experiment 
to kill us. It's time to start asking if this is really the world we want 
to live in.

Jay Hunter, Pittsburgh
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