Pubdate: Fri, 07 May 2010
Source: Garden Island (Lihue, HI)
Copyright: 2010 Kauai Publishing Co.
Author: John E. Moseley


The "War on Drugs" is a failure, let's face it. Read the headlines "24
dead in Mexico in 24 hours." What a tragedy. All because society and
government has taken it upon itself to declare war on drugs. It is not
working. There are no winners just countless dead losers. The illegal
drug trade has won the war. Let's declare peace, make drugs legal and
put an end to the carnage. Those who chose to smoke pot or take drugs
to drown out the pain of life if that is what they chose do it is OK.
It is their choice and it is legal. By making the production and sale
of drugs legal the drug lords are out of business. No more profits for
their dirty business, no more killing. The legal production and sale
of these products will be taxed just like everything else. Society
wins because we declare peace. I know this is a radical approach for
those in law enforcement because they lose funding, no need for
choppers, no need to put people in prison. Let the individual decide
if he or she wants to smoke pot or take drugs, it's legal just like
booze. OK, I got it off my chest, we lost the war on drugs. Now let's
win the peace.

Mahalo to all.

John E. Moseley, Princeville
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