Pubdate: Wed, 08 Mar 2006
Source: Hudson/St. Lazare Gazette (CN QU)
Copyright: 2006 Lake of Two Mountains Gazette Ltd.
Author: Clifford Schaffer


I have a suggestion that will demonstrate the real drug problem in a
matter of a few minutes. Ask all the members of this panel one simple

In the past 100 years, there have been numerous major government
commissions around the world that have studied the drug problem and
made recommendations for changes. Can you name any of them and tell me
what they said?

I will bet that the only response from the panel will be a blank
stare. If they are like so many other "expert panels" made up of law
enforcement and similar people, then they couldn't pass the most
elementary exam on the subject. That's why there is a drug problem.
The public officials in charge have never read the most basic research
on the subject.

If any of them ever get interested in real solutions, they can find
the full text of most of the major commission reports at under Major Studies of Drugs and
Drug Policy. Anyone who reads these reports will be able to instantly
determine which members of the panel know what they are talking about,
and which don't.

Clifford Schaffer

Director, DRCNet Online Library of Drug Policy

Agua Dulce, CA
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