Pubdate: Tue, 01 Mar 2005
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Copyright: 2005 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Author: Don Ickler


I couldn't agree more with Bill McClellan's column regarding drugs, and I'm 
a medical professional. The decision to change our national policy should 
be made in response to our present system's failure to control drugs. These 
systems fail and always have. Legal versus illegal drugs are defined by 
"moral" and political rationale versus scientific reasons.

Legalize most drugs, and spend our resources on prevention, treatment and 
research. Once again, common sense could prevail if ever allowed to.

Don Ickler,

St. Peters
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