Pubdate: Wed, 1 Apr 2009
Source: Houston Chronicle (TX)
Copyright: 2009 Houston Chronicle Publishing Company Division, Hearst Newspaper
Author: M. Needham


Bravo to Terry Nelson and his organization LEAP. They have been
bringing out these real statistics for several years now. Worldwide,
drugs are a $500-billion-per-year business with most of it going to
crooks, crooked governments, corrupted police and gangs. When are we
going to learn? Legalizing drugs would take the cachet out it -- if an
addict went to the local clinic for a shot instead of robbing,
stealing and sharing dirty needles with some other poor soul in a
crack house, it would be cheap and dull. It wouldn't solve the problem
entirely, but it surely would start taking some of the dealers -- here
and abroad -- off the Forbes list of richest people! It's time our
government stopped being so blind.

M. Needham, Houston
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