Pubdate: Wed, 05 Apr 2006
Source: Quesnel Cariboo Observer (CN BC)
Copyright: 2006 Quesnel Cariboo Observer
Author: Alan Randell


I am writing your March 29 crystal meth editorial, headlined The child killer.

If users were free to purchase clean, cheap, quality-tested 
marijuana, cocaine, heroin, etc. at the corner store, why would 
anyone bother with such an awful drug as meth?

In any event, most of the harm done by meth is very likely caused by 
adulterants in the drug, so if the drug was legally produced in 
government-inspected premises by knowledgeable and experienced 
people, it would be much less harmful.

When alcohol was made legal again after being prohibited, the number 
of users dying or suffering harm as a result of ingesting that drug 
dropped precipitously.

The best way to reduce the harm and heartbreak of illegal drugs is to 
legalize them.

Alan Randell

Victoria, B.C.
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