Pubdate: Tue, 13 Jan 2009
Source: Springfield News-Leader (MO)
Copyright: 2009 The Springfield News-Leader
Author: Mark Dickey


Win and end the war on drugs! Make drug usage a public  health issue.
Legalize pot, decriminalize the rest.  Quit putting people in prison
and by legalizing pot and  decriminalizing other drugs you put the
drug cartels  out of business or they become legit and pay taxes, a 
large portion of which would go to treatment for drug  and alcohol

The tax revenue from users and producers would be a  huge boon for the
U.S. economy and we might get out of  this financial crisis. This
would drastically cut the  prison population. Out-of-work guards, etc.
could be  retrained and work in the drug abuse field. One of the 
biggest obstacles to this approach would be the beer  and liquor
companies who do not want to compete with  pot that we could grow in
our backyards.

Drug war won and recession solved!

Mark Dickey

Lake Ozark
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