Pubdate: Mon, 01 Aug 2005
Source: Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)
Copyright: 2005 The Oregonian
Author: Doug Troutman
Bookmark: (Methamphetamine)


The first drug death in my high school class was from methamphetamines. A 
little research at the time showed many times the legally prescribed amount 
of meth was being manufactured by pharmaceutical companies and distributed. 
That was in 1961. Today, the same production problem goes on, just with 
different fingers in the till.

Deadly drugs are flooding the market, but the feds are still hung up on 
pot. If you follow the profit flow, you see why the really bad stuff 
continues to flood in.

Give the users free drugs! Give the distributors at the top life terms at 
Abu Ghraib, or somewhere worse. Until the profit addicts are the ones in 
prison, or dead, the user addicts will continue to do anything necessary to 
get the cash for their supply.

Doug Troutman

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