Pubdate: Wed, 08 Oct 2003
Source: Johnson City Press (TN)
Copyright: 2003 Johnson City Press and Associated Press
Author: Kirk Muse 


EDITOR: I'd like to add that decriminalization of drug use is not the

The answer is full re-legalization of all types of recreational drugs and
having them legally available in local pharmacies for pennies per dose.

This would eliminate: the "forbidden fruit" appeal of drugs, the profit
motive for drug dealers and thus drug dealers, as we know them today.

This would also eliminate most of the harms of recreational drugs because
the drugs would be of known quality, known purity and known potency.

The drugs could then be regulated, controlled and taxed by our government
instead of criminal gangs.

As to the message that we would send to our children - it's not the proper
role of a free country's government to attempt to protect adult citizens
from themselves.

Mesa, Ariz.
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