Pubdate: Sat, 08 Oct 2016
Source: Winnipeg Free Press (CN MB)
Copyright: 2016 Winnipeg Free Press
Author: Michael Dowling
Page: A14


It really makes my blood boil when I read about senseless deaths from
drug overdoses that were very likely behind the demise of the two men
recently found dead in their car.

Drug laws must change, as drug dealers are under no compulsion to
produce a pure product in a standard dosage, and they profit
handsomely from the sale of their adulterated wares. If drugs were
regulated and sold at cost to those with addictions, it would be
better for all concerned.

Addiction is a medical, not a legal, problem.

The savings in ending the war on drugs could be directed to the care
of those wanting treatment for their addictions.

It is also worth remembering that some illegal drugs such as LSD had
shown considerable promise for the treatment of certain psychiatric
illnesses and alcoholism before they were banned.

Michael Dowling

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