Pubdate: Mon, 22 Dec 2008
Source: Tribune Review (Pittsburgh, PA)
Copyright: 2008 Tribune-Review Publishing Co.
Author: Amesh A. Adalja


Drug Policy Network Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann is correct to
advocate for the end of our "War on Drugs," which has resulted in
nothing but a mountain of deaths, a litany of diseases and the
fortification of organized crime ("It's time to end drug prohibition,"
Dec. 14).

I share his hope that President-elect Obama will allow debate on this
issue to flourish and result in a re-examination of the legitimacy of
these laws that dictate what one can do with his or her own body -- as
thoroughly an anti-American notion as abdridging freedom of speech.

Amesh A. Adalja

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