Pubdate: Wed, 03 Nov 2004
Source: Ottawa Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2004, Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Robert Sharpe
Note: Title by newshawk
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RE "NEEDLE nonsense" (editorial, Oct. 28): The fact that the drug war 
cannot keep drugs out of prisons, much less schools, is indicative of its 
inherent failure. Drug warriors would have us believe the drug war's 
collateral damage is good reason to maintain the status quo. Drug 
prohibition finances organized crime at home and terrorism abroad, which is 
then used to justify increased drug war spending.

Drug policy should focus not on reducing the total number of people who use 
drugs, but rather on reducing the death, disease, crime and suffering 
associated with both drug abuse and prohibition.

Robert Sharpe

Policy Analyst

Common Sense for Drug Policy

(Right now we aren't sure we have a policy that does either) 
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